Jockeys competed for their share of a prize pot which totals an eye-watering US$30 million (Dhs110,190,000). The eventual winner was Godolphin's Thunder Snow who took home the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
The world-famous race was set up by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and owner of Goldophin and Darley Stud – a massive player in the world’s leading horse racing and breeding operations.
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It's another win for Godolphin! Thunder Snow has taken the $10 million Dubai World Cup, then West Coast is in second place. In third is Mubtaahij.
And with that, the races are over for another year. But now it's off to the various after-parties going on across the city. And we've got the traditional massive fireworks display to come, still. Stay tuned here for pictures!
Godolphin's Hawkbill has won the $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic. In second place is Poet’s Word, with Godolphin's Cloth of Stars coming third.
Now it's just the big one to go – the Dubai World Cup itself! Stay tuned, folks...
It’s time for another result! Godolphin's Benbatl has won the $6 million Dubai Turf, with Vivlos coming in second. Deirdre is third.
Now we've just got the Dubai Sheema Classic, followed by the Dubai World Cup itself.
Jungle Cat has won the Al Quoz Sprint, with Stormy Liberal second and Conquest Tsunami coming in third. Here's our view of the race
The sun’s setting on Meydan Racecourse, but we’ve still got plenty more action to come.
Mendelssohn just won the UAE Derby unchallenged, with Rayya in second and Reride coming third.
The actual Dubai World Cup 2018 itself is at 8.50pm.
Here's Vazirabad winning the Dubai Gold Cup 2018 earlier today
The Dubai Media Office has released these images of the Royal Family at today’s races.
Here is UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, with by Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, at Meydan today.
In other news, we’ve just had a result from the Dubai Gold Cup. Vazirabad has won, followed by SheikhZayedRoad with Rare Rhythm coming third.
The race was Vazirabad’s third Dubai Gold cup win – and this time the horse had a record time of 3:17.92.
...here come the boys! We've picked out some of the best dressed men at Meydan Racecourse. Click here to see the full gallery (which we'll be updating throughout the day).
It’s busying up here at Meydan Racecourse. We’ve just had another result too – it’s a victory for Tallaab Al Khalediah in the Dubai Kahayla Classic!