Dubai World Cup 2008
The Dubai World Cup is known to be one of the premier international horse racing events of the year. The Dubai World Cup 2008 will take place on 28 February 2008. It is an event that features some of the greatest horses in the world, and every trainer, owner and jockey strives throughout the year to be invited to this rich purse race of a staggering $6 million. And with many big names in racing heading to this magnificent event, it is guaranteed to be a racing extravaganza filled with excitement, anticipation and nail-biting finishes.
Sponsors of the Dubai World Cup 2008, Emirates Airlines, are so proud of the race that they have offered travelers and guests to the race special packages to attend. Known as the richest racing event in the world, the Dubai World Cup attracts many international spectators, who follow their favorite horses around the globe. As expected, the day does not only consist of six horse races, but of entertainment, refreshment, and glamorous dresses and hats worn by the horse racing elite.
Nad Al Sheba Racecourse has hosted the Dubai World Cup for twelve consecutive years, and the action on the track is bound to be as spectacular as the fashion. One of the horses to be on the lookout for on race day is Horse of the Year winner, Curlin. Horses, entered into the Dubai World Cup generally have an international rating of approximately 100 to 115 points. The majestic Curlin easily walked away with Top Honors at the Eclipse Awards with 129 points. This gives Curlin the highest international rating between current training horses, and should see to a very interesting race.
Visitors to the Dubai World Cup 2008 can look forward to world class racing, live entertainments, festive bars and refreshment stands and full coverage of all the horse racing on giant screens throughout the venue. It is a horse racing event that should definitely not be missed, as it is gearing up to be a day of breathtaking elegance and racing splendor. Even tourists take the opportunity to attend such a prestigious event, and it is recommended that if anyone is traveling in Dubai over this time, that they should secure tickets and attend an event of a lifetime.