Dubai Gold Cup

The Dubai Gold Cup is a thoroughbred horse race held in Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was first run in 2012 as part of Dubai World Cup night. It was initially a Group 3 race and has been run at Group 2 level since 2014.

Dubai Gold Cup
Group 2 race
LocationMeydan Racecourse
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Inaugurated2012
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
WebsiteDubai World Cup
Race information
Distance3,200 metres (abt 2 miles)
SurfaceTurf
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up

The first running of the race was marred by the fatal injury sustained by Fox Hunt. The race was abandoned and rerun later that evening.[1]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 3:17.92 – Vazirabad (2018)

Most wins: 3

  • Vazirabad: (2016, 2017,2018)

Most wins by a jockey (3):

Most wins by a trainer (3):

Most wins by an owner (3)

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2012 Opinion Poll 6 Frankie Dettori Mahmood Al Zarooni Godolphin Racing 3:23.73
2013 Cavalryman 7 Silvestre de Sousa Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 3:25.31
2014 Certerach 6 Jamie Spencer Michael Halford Paul Rooney 3:23.14
2015 Brown Panther 7 Richard Kingscote Tom Dascombe A Black & Michael Owen 3:18.84
2016 Vazirabad 4 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer Dupre Aga Khan IV 3:19.56
2017 Vazirabad 5 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer Dupre Aga Khan IV 3:22.52
2018 Vazirabad 6 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer Dupre Aga Khan IV 3:17.92
2019 Cross Counter 4 William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 3:19.00

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Greg Wood. "Dubai World Cup meeting is marred by deaths in Gold Cup". the Guardian.

External linksEdit