In March of 2017, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum shared enthusiastic thoughts regarding the Dubai World Cup. From 1996 through 2016, it remained the world’s biggest race. That title was then taken by the Pegasus World Cup in Florida, which offered 12 million dollars in total prizes, 7 of which went to the winner. Sheikh Mohammed is confident that the Dubai World Cup can once again return to its stature. His optimism and passion was crucial in creating and growing the event throughout its tenure thus far, so it seems likely that he will continue to see it flourish in the years to come.