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Al Tayer Motors Drives AED1.1m Festive Card at Meydan Racecourse

Group 2 and Listed Races Highlight Quality Meeting on Thursday

The Dh180,000 Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah sponsored by Lincoln Navigator and the first Listed races of the 2015-16 Meydan season add a touch of quality to an Al Tayer Motors racecard worth a whopping AED1.1m on Thursday.


As a Meydan Pillar Partner, Al Tayer Motors also sponsors a Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting on February 18, 2015 and is back at the track on Dubai World Cup held this year on Saturday March 26.


The Mazrat Al Ruwayah for Purebred Arabians is the first race on the card and is contested over a mile. It was won in 2014 by the Ali Rashid Al Raihe-trained AF Lafeh under jockey, Royston Ffrench.

Later the Thoroughbreds take to the track for three quality AED225,000 races including the Listed Dubai Creek Mile sponsored by Lincoln MKC, The Entisar sponsored by Al Tayer Motors, a Listed race over 2000m and the 1200m Listed Garhoud Sprint sponsored by Lincoln MKX.


First run in the 2014-15 season, the three Listed contests have been added to the Racing at Meydan programme to allow trainers to prepare horses for the 2016 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which will begin on Thursday January 7, 2016.
Thursday’s racecards can be viewed on www.emiratesracingauthority.com.


“Racing at Meydan is an exciting start to the 2015-16 racing season in the UAE providing a great opportunity for local and regional talent to showcase their abilities and participate in a world-class event held at a magnificent venue,” said Ashok Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, Al Tayer Motors. “Together with Ford and Lincoln we are pleased to continue our long-standing association with the equestrian event and look forward to the entertaining action on the track.”


Malih Al Basti, Meydan Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Meydan Racing Committee, said: “Al Tayer Motors has been a longstanding supporter of racing in Dubai and we can trace our partnership back from the early days of Nad Al Sheba to the new era of racing at Meydan Racecourse.


“One of Dubai’s premier brands, Al Tayer Motors recognises the importance of investment in this sport at all levels and, in addition to this Racing at Meydan card, the company also sponsors an international meeting at the Dubai World Cup Carnival as well as the US$1m Dubai Gold Cup, a popular 3200m race for the stayers on the biggest stage of all - Dubai World Cup day.”


Al Tayer Motors was established in 1982 and represents major European and American automobile manufacturers including Lincoln, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Ferrari, Maserati, and Ford Trucks across the UAE.


General admission to Meydan Racecourse is free and there are hospitality packages to suit every budget. For more please visit www.dubairacingclub.com, call +971 4327 2110 or email ticketoffice@dubairacingclub.com.