Godolphin’s Mystic Guide wins Dubai World Cup 2021

An action-packed Dubai World Cup came to an exciting close on Saturday, March 27 2021.

Godolphin’s Mystic Guide, ridden by Luis Saez, won the $12 million Dubai World Cup on Saturday.

Mystic Guide’s victory also gave Godolphin its third straight win in the Dubai World Cup, with Thunder Snow, trained by Emirati Saeed bin Suroor, becoming the first horse to win back-to-back Dubai titles (2018 and 2019).

Mystic Guide’s stunning victory brought the curtain down the 25th Dubai World Cup.

The battle on the dirt over 2000 metres, the biggest race in the world of horse racing, saw a ruthless display in the home stretch from the American horse at the Meydan racecourse.

After a seesaw battle for the lead, Mystic Guide began to take control before finishing the race well ahead of Japanese horse Chuwa Wizard and American runner Magny Cours.

This was Mystic Guide’s second victory in last three starts.

Legendary Italian jockey Frankie Dettori won his first Dubai Turf since 1997, guiding Lord North to an impressive victory in the $4 million Dubai Turf at the Meydan racecourse on Saturday.

And while the Dubai World Cup celebrates an important milestone in its rich history, this year’s running will be a tribute to the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, who passed away last week.

A great and wonderful man, Sheikh Hamdan was a pioneer in the world of horse racing and left a lasting legacy in equine sport. And he will be fondly remembered as we go through this night of racing.