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Why Does Meydan Racecourse Attract the Best Horses in the World?

From November until April, the racing season takes place in Meydan. We have a number of strong local horses that take to the track but the numbers are boosted by many international visitors.

But why does Meydan racecourse attract the best horses in the world? There are many reasons for this, and these are also why betting on the races is very popular around the world.

Punters use horse racing betting offers such as  Non Runner No Bet to place their bets on the action, hoping to celebrate afterwards. Those betting have plenty at stake, but that often looks insignificant to the huge prize money on offer to winning connections.

The Dubai Racing Carnival is where we see most of the big international challengers, they come for the big races and compete on a regular basis while they are here.

The Prestige of Winning at Meydan

There are many big racing events that take place around the world, and this is where trainers, jockeys and owners all want to pick up their winners. Meydan is no different, there is a great prestige attached to having a winner at the track, even more so if it is one of the big races.

A look through the biggest events happening in Dubai will show you that the Dubai World Cup is seen to be amongst those, this is the biggest night of the season and where everyone wants to win.

But this isn’t the only big night of racing at the track. The build up is excellent, and we have many great weeks of racing where everyone wants to be involved. The opportunities to win at Meydan are better and more frequent than elsewhere, which is a big draw for international visitors.

The Prize Money on Offer

There is great prize money on offer at Meydan, and even the lesser races that are on small cards are often worth far more than horses in Europe would be running for if they had stayed at home. The fact is that horse racing is a very expensive hobby, and prize money is needed to get something back.

Therefore, it is no surprise that people will travel to go where the best prize money can be found. There is a lot of money in Dubai horse racing, with some wealthy people at the top and for that reason, money can be spent attracting international runners.

The Dubai Carnival in particular sees huge sums of money available and with the chance to run three or four times during the season, horses can amass prize money from multiple races.

The prize money on offer is the reason why people are prepared to pay big fees to send horses to the UAE, in a bid to win one of the big pots on offer.

A Perfect Step by Step Race Program

From a race planning point of view, there is nowhere any better than Dubai for looking after horses.

As an example, if you go to the Breeders Cup in America, this is just one meeting where you have to find your own prep races elsewhere in the world. The Dubai Carnival means that trainers can send their horses across early, and they can run in the many prep races that are on offer before the big nights.

This gives horses more chance to win prize money, but in terms of race planning it makes things very simple for trainers and owners to decide where to go.

We usually see horses running three or four times in Dubai, all at the same racecourse and over the right distance, as races are planned ahead of future events to perfection.



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