2018 Dubai World Cup Probable Entries

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Image courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

On Wednesday, the Dubai Racing Club released its list of probable runners for the upcoming Dubai World Cup, taking place on March 31st. This year's 24th running of Dubai World Cup will feature a spectacular day of racing. Living up to it's billing as the "world’s richest day of racing," there will be total purses of $30m up for grabs across the 9 Group races.

The main event will feature 10 contenders for the $10 million World Cup. Raced at a distance of 2,000 meters (about 1 1/4 miles) this year's race will feature five American runners including West Coast and Forever Unbridled. The field will also include one European, one Japanese, and three locally-trained thoroughbreds. In total, the impressive group boasts numerous former Grade 1 winners. West Coast is the odds-on favorite to win in 2018 following his Breeders' Cup Classic win last November.

Use the toggles below to view the probable entries for all 9 races on the March 31st card:




RACE 9: US$10,000,000 DUBAI WORLD CUP


Sponsored by Emirates Airline
  • Race Length: 2,000m (~10 furlongs)
  • Track Surface: Dirt
  • Purse Distribution:
    • 1st: $6,000,000
    • 2nd: $2,000,000
    • 3rd: $1,000,000
    • 4th: $500,000
    • 5th: $300,000
    • 6th: $200,000

Probable Entries

HORSEBRED INTRAINERBASED IN
WEST COAST
USA
Bob Baffert
USA
FOREVER UNBRIDLED
USA
Dallas Stewart
USA
TALISMANIC
GB
Andre Fabre
France
GUNNEVERA
USA
Antonio Sano
USA
NORTH AMERICA
GB
Satish Seemar
UAE
PAVEL
USA
Doug O'Neill
USA
MUBTAAHIJ
IRE
Bob Baffert
USA
THUNDER SNOW
IRE
Saeed Bin Suroor
UAE
AWARDEE
USA
Mikio Matsunaga
Japan
FURIA CRUZADA
CHI
Erwan Charpy
UAE

RACE 8: US$6,000,000 LONGINES DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC
  • Race Length: 2,410m (~12.05 furlongs)
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Purse Distribution:
    • 1st: $3,600,000
    • 2nd: $1,200,000
    • 3rd: $600,000
    • 4th: $300,000
    • 5th: $180,000
    • 6th: $120,000

Probable Entries

HORSEBRED INTRAINERBASED IN
SATONO CROWN
JPN
Andre Fabre
France
REY DE ORO
JPN
Noriyuki Hori
Japan
IDAHO
IRE
Kazuo Fujisawa
Japan
POET'S WORD
IRE
Aidan O'Brien
Ireland
HAWKBILL
USA
Sir Michael Stoute
UK
MOZU KATCHAN
JPN
Charlie Appleby
UAE
BEST SOLUTION
IRE
Ippo Sameshima
Japan
DESERT ENCOUNTER
IRE
Saeed Bin Suroor
UAE
KHALIDI
GB
David Simcock
UK

RACE 7: US$6,000,000 DUBAI TURF
Sponsored by DP World
  • Race Length: 1,800m (~9 furlongs)
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Purse Distribution:
    • 1st: $3,600,000
    • 2nd: $1,200,000
    • 3rd: $600,000
    • 4th: $300,000
    • 5th: $180,000
    • 6th: $120,000

Probable Entries

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VIVLOS
JPN
Yasuo Tomomichi
Japan
NEOREALISM
JPN
Noriyuki Hori
Japan
DEIRDRE
JPN
Mitsuru Hashida
Japan
LANCASTER BOMBER
USA
Aidan O'Brien
Ireland
REAL STEEL
JPN
Yoshito Yahagi
Japan
CROCOSMIA
JPN
Katsuichi Nishiura
Japan
BLAIR HOUSE
IRE
Charlie Appleby
UAE
JANOOBI
SAF
Michael De Kock
South Africa
MONARCHS GLEN
GB
John Gosden
UK
TRAIS FLUORS
GB
Andre Fabre
France

RACE 6: US$2,000,000 DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN
Sponsored by Gulf News
  • Race Length: 1,200m (~6 furlongs)
  • Track Surface: Dirt
  • Purse Distribution:
    • 1st: $1,200,000
    • 2nd: $400,000
    • 3rd: $200,000
    • 4th: $100,000
    • 5th: $60,000
    • 6th: $40,000

Probable Entries

HORSEBRED INTRAINERBASED IN
ROY H
USA
Peter Miller
USA
MIND YOUR BISCUITS
USA
Chad Summers
USA
MUARRAB
GB
Ali Rashid Al Rayhi
UAE
MY CATCH
IRE
Douglas Watson
UAE
XY JET
USA
Jorge Navarro
USA
JORDAN SPORT
GB
Fawzi Nass
Bahrain
REYNALDOTHEWIZARD
USA
Satish Seemar
UAE
MATERA SKY
USA
Hideyuki Mori
Japan
SHILLONG
GB
Helal Al Alawi
UAE

RACE 5: US$1,000,000 AL QUOZ SPRINT
Sponsored by Azizi
  • Race Length: 1,200m (~6 furlongs)
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Purse Distribution:
    • 1st: $600,000
    • 2nd: $200,000
    • 3rd: $100,000
    • 4th: $50,000
    • 5th: $30,000
    • 6th: $20,000

Probable Entries

HORSEBRED INTRAINERBASED IN
LIBRISA BREEZE
GB
Dean Ivory
UK
ERTIJAAL
IRE
Ali Rashid Al Rayhi
UAE
BLUE POINT
IRE
Charlie Appleby
UAE
MUSIC MAGNATE
NZ
Bjorn Baker
Australia
JUNGLE CAT
IRE
Charlie Appleby
UAE
STORMY LIBERAL
USA
Peter Miller
USA
FAATINAH
AUS
David Hayes
Australia
RICHARD'S BOY
USA
Peter Miller
USA
CONQUEST TSUNAMI
USA
Peter Miller
USA
HIT THE BID
GB
Darren Bunyan
Ireland

RACE 4: US$2,000,000 UAE DERBY


Sponsored by The Saeed & Al Mohammed Al Naboodah Group
  • Race Length: 1,900m (~9.5 furlongs)
  • Track Surface: Dirt
  • Purse Distribution:
    • 1st: $1,200,000
    • 2nd: $400,000
    • 3rd: $200,000
    • 4th: $100,000
    • 5th: $60,000
    • 6th: $40,000

Probable Entries

HORSEBRED INTRAINERBASED IN
MENDELSSOHN
USA
Aidan O'Brien
Ireland
GOLD TOWN
GB
Charlie Appleby
UAE
SEAHENGE
USA
Aidan O'Brien
Ireland
THREEANDFOURPENCE
USA
Aidan O'Brien
Ireland
TAIKI FERVEUR
JPN
Mitsunori Makiura
Japan
RAYYA
USA
Douglas Watson
UAE
RUGGERO
JPN
Yuichi Shikato
Japan
RERIDE
USA
Steve Asmussen
USA
YULONG WARRIOR
USA
Satish Seemar
UAE

RACE 3: US$1,000,000 DUBAI GOLD CUP


Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors
  • Race Length: 3,200m (16 furlongs)
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Purse Distribution:
    • 1st: $600,000
    • 2nd: $200,000
    • 3rd: $100,000
    • 4th: $50,000
    • 5th: $30,000
    • 6th: $20,000

Probable Entries

HORSEBRED INTRAINERBASED IN
BIG ORANGE
GB
Michael Bell
UK
VAZIRABAD
FR
Alain De Royer Dupre
France
FRONTIERSMAN
GB
Charlie Appleby
UAE
TORCEDOR
IRE
Jessica Harrington
Ireland
RARE RHYTHM
GB
Charlie Appleby
UAE
AL SAHEM
SAF
Michael De Kock
South Africa
DAL HARRAILD
GB
William Haggas
UK
SHEIKHZAYEDROAD
GB
David Simcock
UK
GOLD STAR
GB
Saeed Bin Suroor
UAE
NATURAL SCENERY
GB
Saeed Bin Suroor
UAE

RACE 2: US$1,000,000 DUBAI KAHAYLA CLASSIC
Sponsored by Mubadala
  • Race Length: 2,000m (10 furlongs)
  • Track Surface: Dirt
  • Purse Distribution:
    • 1st: $600,000
    • 2nd: $200,000
    • 3rd: $100,000
    • 4th: $50,000
    • 5th: $30,000
    • 6th: $20,000

Probable Entries

HORSEBRED INTRAINERBASED IN
ZIYADD
FR
Jean De Roualle
UAE
NAFEES
FR
Charles Gourdain
France
AL ZAHIR
FR
Ali Rashid Al Rayhi
UAE
BARNAMAJ
FR
Ali Rashid Al Rayhi
UAE
MAWAHIB
FR
Eric Lemartinel
UAE
PADDY'S DAY
US
Douglas Watson
UAE
CHADDAD
OM
Sultan Al Hajri
Oman
AF AL SAJANJLE
AE
Ernst Oertel
UAE
DARIUS DU PAON
FR
Eric Lemartinel
UAE
SNIPER DE MONLAU
FR
Helal Al Alawi
UAE

RACE 1: US$1,000,000 GODOLPHIN MILE
Sponsored by District One
  • Race Length: 1,600m (~8 furlongs)
  • Track Surface: Dirt
  • Purse Distribution:
    • 1st: $600,000
    • 2nd: $200,000
    • 3rd: $100,000
    • 4th: $50,000
    • 5th: $30,000
    • 6th: $20,000

Probable Entries

HORSEBRED INTRAINERBASED IN
HEAVY METAL
GB
Salem bin Ghadayer
UAE
ROSA IMPERIAL
IRE
Andre Fabre
France
ECONOMIC MODEL
USA
Chad Brown
USA
KIMBEAR
USA
Douglas Watson
UAE
SECOND SUMMER
USA
Douglas Watson
UAE
SPECIAL FIGHTER
IRE
Mussabah Al Muhairi
UAE
MUSAWAAT
GB
Fawzi Nass
Bahrain
SECRET AMBITION
GB
Satish Seemar
UAE
SHAMAAL NIBRAS
USA
Douglas Watson
UAE
ADIRATO
JPN
Naosuke Sugai
Japan