Date: Thurs, 6th Nov 2014 to 14th Feb 2015
Audience: General Public
Admission: Free Admission
Emirates is about to host the 20th Dubai World Cup season at Meydan. The Airline is celebrating a 20-year association with world’s most prestige race. The exciting horse races are back again with even more excitement.
Meydan Racecourse will be presenting an exciting array of races from November 6th 2014, to the 14th of February with Racing at Meydan. These exciting races are considered important for the involvement in the premier leagues such as the Dubai World Cup Carnival, and eventually Dubai World Cup.
These races provide the perfect opportunity for both talented local and regional riders to prove their skills, and showcase their potential. There will be a total of eight races that will be conducted at different dates.
The very first race of the milestone 20th Dubai World Cup anniversary season begins on Thursday November 6 under the sponsorship of longtime Meydan Pillar Partner, Emirates.
Emirates has been associated with the Dubai World Cup ever since the race was inaugurated in 1996. The airline traditionally marks the inaugural meeting of the Meydan season by sponsoring the first card at the iconic track.
Emirates is a popular sponsor of horse racing in the UAE and abroad. It is also going to sponsor Super Saturday on March 7, 2015. The enterprise will return to the track for the 20th running of the $10m Dubai World Cup on Saturday March 28, 2015.
The newly prepared dirt track at Meydan will be utilized for the first time, with all six of Thursday’s Thoroughbred races on its surface.
“Emirates has a long and successful history of supporting horseracing which goes back over 20 years. We are the proud partner of the internationally renowned Godolphin Stable – the Maktoum family’s private horseracing stable, which has produced some of the world’s highest calibre horses and jockeys. We sponsor various races across the globe including the Melbourne Cup, The Emirates Singapore Derby and of course the Dubai World Cup,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice-President, Commercial Operations.
“Supporting events, such as the Dubai World Cup, is very important to us as it helps to promote Dubai as a premier sporting, business and tourism destination. We have no doubt that the success of previous years will be repeated as we head into another exciting Meydan racing season.”
Chairman of the Meydan Racing Committee, Malih Al Basti said: “The 20th season of the Dubai World Cup is a significant event, not only for the Meydan Group and Dubai Racing Club, but also for Dubai as a whole and the wider racing world. Emirates has been a partner of the Dubai World Cup since the 1996 beginnings of this famous race, and it is with great pleasure that we welcome the airline back to our track for the start of this landmark season, 20 years later.
“We are very proud of our connection with this iconic Dubai brand and look forward to working with Emirates during our special anniversary season.”
Admission is free to the public areas of Meydan Racecourse. The venue will open gates 17:00, and the first race starts at 18:45.
Al Meydan Road
Nad Al Sheba
Dubai-United Arab Emirates.
P.O. Box. 9305
Tel.: +971 4 327 0000
Fax: +971 4 327 0027
Ticket Sales Office is located by Gate B of Meydan Grandstand.