The Dubai World Cup Countdown is on as Meydan Hosts Post Position Draw

The Dubai World Cup Countdown is on as Meydan Hosts Post Position Draw

• CNN announced as Dubai World Cup Principal International Media

• Champion UAE Owner, Trainer and Jockey Honoured

The US$10m Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates is coming firmly into focus following the Post Position Draw which was held at Meydan Theatre on Wednesday afternoon.

Pre-race favourite, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome will jump from stall 9 while Godolphin’s defending champion African Story drew gate 3.

All the Dubai World Cup day Thoroughbred Group 1 races were drawn live at the event which was attended by horse connections.

The winners of the UAE Owner, Trainer and Jockey Championships were also honoured at the Dubai World Cup Post Position Draw.

Owner HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, trainer Musabah Al Muhairi and jockey Richard Mullen topped their respective championships for the 2014-15 UAE season.

During his speech Meydan Group Chairman, Saeed H Al Tayer announced CNN as the Dubai World Cup Principle International Media Partner.

“On the special occasion of our 20th celebration, it also gives us great pleasure to introduce CNN as the Dubai World Cup Principal International Media partner. CNN is the leading news and information service provider with reach of over 385 million households around the globe, in five languages and across all major TV, internet and mobile platforms. We are proud of this partnership and we are looking forward to growing it year in, year out."
“This is a very special running of the Dubai World Cup, one that represents both the future and the past of this great race. I wish all the participants the best of luck and my deepest appreciation for your help in creating the excitement of this day that we are so proud to share with the world.”
Flash quotes from the draw the connections of the Dubai World Cup runners can be viewed on

The Dubai World Cup will be run on Saturday March 28, 2015 at Meydan Racecourse and will feature a spectacular post-race show as well as a record-breaking pyrotechnic displays followed by a 90-minute concert from pop star Kylie Minogue.

Apron Views tickets for the Dubai World Cup are available at or from the Ticket Sales Office located between gates B and C at Meydan Racecourse.

Racecards showing the draw can be viewed on

The Dubai World Cup hospitality gates open at 2:00pm on Saturday and the first race starts at 4:00pm. The raceday schedule includes a special National Anthem ceremony at 5:30pm which features a spectacular pyrotechnic show and the Dubai World Cup Show starts at 9:30pm with the Dubai World Cup Concert featuring international pop superstar, Kylie Minogue getting underway at 10pm.

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