Dubai World Cup horse race to feature $12M purse

The 2019 Dubai World Cup will take place on Saturday, 30th of March. Despite several weeks still to go before the richest race in the world is run, the buildup is growing. On the 3rd of January, the 16th annual Dubai World Cup Carnival kicked off. The event is the lead up to the World Cup which takes place at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Horse racing fans can learn more here about the 2019 Dubai World Cup. While the World Cup winner will take home $12m, the event’s total prize money has been increased to an astronomical $35m. The 2019 running of the Dubai World Cup could make or break a jockey’s, trainer’s, or horse’s career. Preparations are ongoing as the big day is just around the corner.

Dubai World Cup Carnival

The Dubai World Cup Carnival emerged from the gates in early January with over 200 runners from around the world battling it out for a piece of the $12.6m prize money. The carnival will see 10 race days. Nine of the race days will take place on consecutive Thursdays at Meydan Racecourse, while the 10th will be run on Super Saturday, 9th of March.

Super Saturday has become the traditional “dress rehearsal” for the Dubai World Cup. It gives horses, jockeys, trainers one last tune-up before the world’s richest horse race.

This year’s Dubai World Cup Carnival sees 71 trainers from around the globe taking part. The international trainers are up against local trainers and horses with famed Dubai-based horse training team Godolphin overseeing the events.

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Dubai World Cup Favourites

The Dubai World Cup odds are already being tabulated by the world’s leading bookies. Whether these horses will make the elite race on the night remains to be seen.

Thunder Snow is the early favourite for the World Cup. Leading sportsbooks have Thunder Snow at odds of 7/2 with weeks still to go until the race’s running. A Godolphin owned horse, Thunder Snow won the 2018 edition of the Dubai World Cup. Thunder Snow is aiming to be the first back to back competition winner.

Dubai World CupFive-year-old Winstar Farm-Chinese Horse Club horse, Yoshida, is 8/1 to win the richest race in the world. Yoshida won two of his five races in 2018 with wins at Churchill Downs and Saratoga. The Japanese-bred horse finished fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, increasing hopes he can win the Dubai World Cup.

McKinzie was trained by legendary American horse trainer Bob Baffert and has early odds of 10/1 to win the World Cup. Baffert has stated McKinzie has the make-up of a Dubai World Cup winner. The trainer should know about winning the event as he has won it three times. Baffert won the Dubai World Cup in 1998 with Silver Charm and again in 2001 with Captain Steve. After 16 years without a win at Meydan, Baffert reached the winner’s circle a third time in 2017 with Arrogate. McKinzie has won five of his seven career races.

The Dubai World Cup will see the best of the best in horse racing descend on Meydan Racecourse in late March. The richest horse race in the world will see another name etched into history as they take home the largest purse in the sport.

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Cheltenham Gold Cup 2019: Odds on favorites for this year’s race

The Cheltenham Gold Cup 2019 race is just two months away. The event will take place on Friday 15th of March. Top sportsbooks have posted the early ante post odds for this year’s favourites. Race fans can use Pala casino promo code to play online games and continue the betting fun when the horse races ended. Last year’s winner, Native River, is expected to return for another shot at glory. Native River is looking to join the short list of horses to win multiple Gold Cup races. Just seven horses have won the race more than one time. The Cheltenham Gold Cup 2019 is set to be another exciting race as it caps off a great four-day festival.

Odds on favourites for this year’s race

Presenting Percy: 4/1

Following last year’s Cheltenham Festival, Presenting Percy was sent home to the farm. Trainer Pat Kelly wanted the seven-year old to be fresh for the 2019 edition of the Gold Cup and gave the horse the remainder of the racing year off. Presenting Percy leads a list of top horses as the Gold Cup comes into focus. Now eight-years old, Presenting Percy won the RSA Chase at Cheltenham a year ago.

Gary Moore happy with gambled-on Kloud Gate's weight in Lanzarote HurdleNative River: 5/1

Just seven horses have won multiple Gold Cup races. Native River aims to be the eighth horses to accomplish the elite feat. The Colin Tizzard trained nine-year-old last ran at Kempton on Boxing Day. He finished third over three miles. After winning the Gold Cup in March of last year, Native River had a 253-day break, finishing up the season with second and third place finishes in his last two races.

Clan Des Obeaux: 8/1

Clan Des Obeaux finished off 2018 with a 10th win in the King George IV Chase. Clan Des Obeaux was a 12/1 shot ahead of the race at Kempton and now is being eyed as a major contender to win this year’s Gold Cup. The win saw Clan Des Obeaux ease past Grade 1 winners such as Might Bite, last year’s Gold Cup runner-up. Trainer Paul Nicholls and jockey Harry Cobden are very high on Clan Des Obeaux’s chances to win at Cheltenham.

Kemboy: 8/1

Kemboy had his odds slashed by major sportsbooks following his success at Leopardstown in late December. Some bookies are offering odds of 6/1 on the Willie Mullins’ trained horse. Kemboy ran seven races in 2018 with five ending in wins. The seven-year-old’s last four races were all victories. After his Savills Chase win in December, Kemboy’s stamina was praised jockey David Mullins.

Might Bite: 10/1

Might Bite finished second in last year’s Gold Cup. Many insiders expect the 10-year-old to have an epic 2019 battle with Native River in the Chase Hunt, but that remains to be seen. The Nicky Henderson trained horse underwent surgery in early January and won’t race again until March’s Gold Cup. Henderson believes the wind operation will greatly help the horse in his bid to win the Gold Cup. However, the layoff may not help. Might Bite won at Aintree in April 2018, but after 226 days off, the horse could only manage fifth and seventh place finishes in the final races of the year.

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Sky Bet Handicap Chase: Odds to win prestigious Doncaster race

The Sky Bet Handicap Chase will be run at the Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday, 26th of January. The three-mile race is one of the most prestigious on the National Hunt series. This year’s edition of the race will see a record amount of prize money go to the winner. For the first time, the Sky bet Handicap Chase winner will receive a £100,000 purse. Racing fans can stay up to date with the Sky Bet Handicap Chase and all of the horse betting in New Jersey this year. The Sky Bet Handicap Chase will be the main event at Doncaster as six other races will take place throughout the day.

Thirty-seven horses have been entered to run this year’s Sky Bet Handicap Chase. Here is a look at the top five running at Doncaster on the 26th of January.

Dingo Dollar: 13/2

Trainer Alan King has seen his Dingo Dollar take over the favorite’s tag in recent days. Major sportsbooks have installed the seven-year-old as the top horse despite not winning a race in the last 11 months. Dingo Dollar did win his last outing at Doncaster in February 2018, but finished the year as runner-up at Ayr. He also had fourth and third place finishes in two races at Newbury.

Give Me A Copper: 12/1

Horse trainer Paul Nicholls has six horses entered in to the Sky Bet Handicap Chase. Give Me A Copper is believed to be the most likely to land Nicholls a fourth win at the prestigious race. Give Me A Copper has been lightly raced during his career. The horse has only run seven times with the last event coming in November 2017. Five of those seven races have ended in wins, including Give Me A Copper’s last outing at Kempton.

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Mister Whitaker: 12/1

Mister Whitaker is one of the most in-form horses competing at this year’s Sky Bet Handicap Chase. Trained by Mick Channon, Mister Whitaker won three of four races in 2018. In November, he finished fourth at the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham to end the season. He has never run a distance of three miles in a race. The step up in distance could greatly affect his performance at Doncaster.

O O Seven: 12/1

Nine-year-old O O Seven heads back to Doncaster Racecourse where he last won in December 2018. The horse won by half a length over three miles with jockey Aiden Coleman in the saddle. Trained by Nicky Henderson, O O Seven has seven career wins. The horse has always performed well at Doncaster and his most recent victory in December came after wind surgery.

Adrien du Pont: 14/1

Adrien du Pont is Nicholls’ second favourite to win the Sky Bet Handicap Chase. The seven-year-old capped off 2018 with a win at Kempton by three and a half lengths over Just A Sting. It was the horse’s only win of the year. The win came over three miles, a distance Adrien du Pont hasn’t run at Doncaster previously. In January 2018, Adrien du Pont ran his first race at Doncaster. He finished third in the two-and-a-half-mile race.

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