In many ways, he is a horse like no other. Godolphin’s Thunder Snow has stormed the gamut of racing, putting the strange and unique chagrin of his Kentucky Derby bucking episode far behind him to make glorious history as the only runner ever to capture two editions of the world’s richest race, the Dubai World Cup.
Some of the best horses and jockeys on the planet are in action and some of the leading owners, trainers and stallions are represented on Dubai World Cup night, the world’s richest raceday, at Meydan on Saturday. But how aware are you of who’s running, and what’s about to take place? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
March 30, 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The 24th running of the Dubai World Cup (G1)
Distance: 2,000 metres (10 furlongs)
Age: 3yo & up
Racecourse: Meydan (left-handed)
Purse: $12 million
Maximum number of runners: 10
Weight: 4yo+: 57kg
Southern Hemisphere 3yo: 54.5kg.