2011 Dubai World Cup Carnival

March 26th, 2011

The 2011 Dubai World Cup Carnival is taking place tonight March 26 at Meydan, the eight-race programme headlined by the $10 million Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (2000m) running as the final race on the line-up at 9:35pm.

A 14-horse field of stayers is set to contest this year’s Dubai World Cup and current favourite to win is the British-trained Twice Over.

England has produced 15 Dubai World Cup winners throughout history.

Back-to-back victor of the Champions Stakes in England, Twice Over is set to be ridden by Tom Queally in tonight’s showdown as he looks to bring his form to Dubai after finishing 10th here 12 months ago.

Other major runners in the Dubai World Cup field include triple champion Gio Ponti from America who ran fourth in the race last year and Japan’s Buena Vista, the smart mare the 55kg light-weight of the field.

Also worth a look in are four-year-old Cape Blanco who won the Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes last year and one of three runners representing the esteemed Godolphin Stable Poet’s Voice.