The Dubai World Cup regains it’s title as the “richest horse race in the world” thanks to the Pegasus World Cup reducing the purse of it’s big race to $9 million this year. The Dubai World Cup will carry a purse of twelve million USD this year, and that massive prize pool has attracted the top horses in the world. North America and last years winner Thunder Snow are the two favorites heading into the 2019 Dubai World Cup,
The Dubai World Cup (official website here) is considered one of the most prestigious races of the season and this year fans will be able to watch the race in the United States on NBC Sports.
In this article I will look at the early odds for the Dubai World Cup and also provide you with a three step guide to placing your Dubai World Cup bets online leading up to the race.
2019 Dubai World Cup Odds
Here are the current odds for the race from Bovada.lv. These are futures odds and will remain locked in if you place your bets before race day. If you place your bet on race day in the Bovada Racebook then the odds will use the parimutuel betting format which allows for fluctuation depending on the amount of money coming in on each horse.
As you can see North America and Thunder Snow are the two favorites, but this is really anyone’s race with Seeking The Soul, Yoshida, Mckinzie and Gunnevera all with legitimate shots of winning the race. The field is also not confirmed at the time I’m writing this article, so other horses, such as Audible may draw in and shake up the odds.
**The odds above will change as we move closer to race day. Visit Bovada.lv to see the up to date odds.
I like Seeking The Soul at +800 to win the Dubai World Cup. This horse seems to be peaking at the right time, having finished second at the Pegasus World Cup, and putting up decent performances at both the Clark Handicap G1 (3rd) and Breeders Cup Dirt Mile (2nd) to close out the 2018 season. With both City of Light and Accelerate not competing, I think the time is now for Seeking the Soul to get a big win.
You can see in this clip below that Seeking The Soul caught Accelerate down the stretch at the Pegasus World Cup.
How To Bet On The 2019 Dubai World Cup in the USA
Here’s a quick 3 step guide to help you place your wagers on the Dubai World Cup if you live in the USA.
Step 1. Open a Bovada.lv Account
First you’ll need to open an online sportsbook account that you will use to wager on the race. Bovada.lv is our top rated sportsbook for American residents because they are dedicated to the American market. You’ll notice that their sportsbook, banking options and customer service are completely dedicated to accomodate their American bettors, which sets them apart from other sportsbooks.
The odds you read above were taken from the Bovada sportsbook. They will also offer a variety of different horse racing bets on race day.
Step 2. Make a Deposit
Next you’ll have to deposit in order to have funds to wager on the race. Bovada accepts Visa, MasterCard and Bitcoin deposits. They are currently offering a 50% matching bonus up to $250, so a $500 deposit would earn you the maximum possible bonus for new sign ups.
Step 3. Place Your Dubai World Cup Bets
Now that you have funds online you’re ready to bet on the race.
Once at the Bovada website click on ‘Horses’ from the top navigation bar to be taken to the Bovada Racebook section of the website. If you’re betting before race day click on the ‘Futures & Propositions’ link and scroll down to the ‘2019 Dubai World Cup’ odds.
On race day click on ‘All Tracks’ and select ‘Meydan Racecourse’ which is where the Dubai World Cup will be held. This will bring up all the bets you can make from the Dubai World Cup on that day.
I think that’s it. Are you ready to bet? Click here to visit Bovada.lv.