Horse racing is one of the most popular sports in Dubai, and the Dubai World Cup is the one of the premiere events in the United Arab Emirates. Held annually at the Meydan Racecourse since 1996, this race boasts a purse of $10 mil USD and hosts more than 50,000 spectators a year. Horses travel from around the world to compete in this high profile event and competition is fierce for the first place finish.
On March 31st, Thunder Snow was the horse that brought home the top spot. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor with Christophe Soumillion as jockey, Godolphin-owned Thunder Snow beat heavily favored West Coast by six lengths to take home the $6 mil USD first place prize.
West Coast came in second, jockeyed by Javier Castellano, followed by Mubtaahij jockeyed by Victor Espinoza. Both West Coast and Mubtaahij are trained by Bob Baffert in California. Anderson Hay is proud to supply hay not only to Thunder Snow in Dubai, but to both West Coast and Mubtaahij.
Catch the race below!