World’s most beautiful race courses: From beaches to frozen lakes

(CNN)If the thunder of hooves and the thrill of the racing doesn’t grab you, the sublime settings surely will. Meydan, Dubai Boasting the world’s first five-star trackside hotel, restaurants and a museum, Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse is a cathedral to 21st-century racing. The grandstand alone is more than a mile long and can host 60,000 spectators. What’s more, there is a rooftop infinity pool. Since it replaced the Nad Al Sheba racecourse in 2010, Meydan has been home to one of the richest horse races in the world — the Grade 1 Dubai World Cup. Recently the prize fund was boosted to $12 million and the 2019 winner will take home an eye-watering $7.2 million. READ: Dubai ruler finally wins Melbourne …