At day at the races, Dubai style.

Training begins early for horse and rider. ©Richard R. Gross

The Dubai World Cup day races are opened with the playing of the UAE national anthem. ©Richard R. Gross

This trophy and $12 million is what 13 Dubai World Cup entries are prepared to chase. ©Richard R. Gross

Dubai World Cup day means dressing in your finery and, of course, a hat. ©Richard R. Gross

A F Maher’s groom is ecstatic after a win in the opening Kayhala Classic for Purebred Arabians. ©Richard R. Gross

Jockey William Buick guided Blue Point to an Al Quoz Sprint win, one of his three and Godolphin’s four on the day. ©Richard R. Gross

X Y Jet proudly displays his colors after winning the Golden Shaheen for the U.S. ©Richard R. Gross

Jockey Jorge Navarro shows X Y Jet a little love after winning the Golden Shaheen. ©Richard R. Gross

Almond Eye warms up for her winning Dubai Turf run. ©Richard R. Gross

Thunder Snow and Chrisatophe Soumillon take home a second consecutive World Cup. ©Richard R. Gross

World Cup winner Thunder Snow is the TV star of the evening. ©Richard R. Gross

Winning World Cup trainer Saeed bin Suroor. ©Richard R. Gross

Winning World Cup jockey Christophe Soumillon. ©Richard R. Gross

World Cup winner Thunder Snow gets a well-earned shower. ©Richard R. Gross

Thunder Snow trots off for some needed shut eye. ©Richard R. Gross