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Dubai racecourse spreads its bets

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The world's richest horse race, the $10m Dubai World Cup, takes place in a new venue this year, the Meydan racecourse.

The facility cost more than $1bn to build and will also be used as a concert and conference venue.

With a racing season of only three months, the venue's other uses may be vital if the Dubai Racing Club is to stay afloat.

Malcolm Borthwick reports.

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