DP World Supports UAE Guineas Trials on Exciting Meydan Carnival Card

Godolphin`s Local Time, trained by Saeed Bin Suroor and ridden by James Doyle, claimed the 2015 renewal of the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial sponsored by DP World.

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Dubai Turf Sponsor in second season as Meydan Pillar Partner

DP World returns to the Meydan Racecourse this Thursday (14 January) for a Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting featuring the UAE Guineas Trials and two exciting Listed contests.

Visitors to Meydan Racecourse will have the chance to see future stars of the track in action over a 1400m race ahead of the 2000 Guineas for colts and the 1000 Guineas for fillies, held next month.

Mubtaahij, the 2015 UAE Derby winner who went on to contest two of the USA’s premier races, the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, landed the UAE 2000 Guineas Trial on this card in 2015. Local Time, who claimed the fillies’ race on the same card went on to land the UAE Guineas and Oaks as well as the Group 3 International Istanbul Trophy in Turkey.

Also on the card are the classy Listed contests, the 1200m Dubawi Stakes on the dirt track, won in 2015 by former Dubai Golden Shaheen star, Reynaldothewizard and the 1800m Singspiel Stakes on the turf, claimed in 2015 by True Story. The evening will also feature one race held outside the Dubai World Cup Carnival.

DP World, an exciting new addition to Meydan’s roster of Pillar Partners also sponsors the Group 1 $6m Dubai Turf on Dubai World Cup day, one of the richest and highly-regarded turf contests in racing as part of a five year sponsorship agreement. The company will also return to Dubai’s flagship racecourse on February 13, 2016 for a popular Saturday meeting in the Racing at Meydan programme.

HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, said: “We are proud to enter our second year as a Meydan Pillar Partner and sponsor of the Group 1 Dubai Turf race, at the Dubai World Cup. The Dubai World Cup Carnival is a landmark event in the racing calendar and we look forward to connecting with the world through this important race, promoting Dubai as a centre of excellence for sport, tourism and trade.

“As an international company with operations across six continents, we support Dubai as a premier destination for prestigious sporting events. In addition to the world renowned Dubai World Cup, DP World has been the main supporter of the European Tour’s ‘Race to Dubai’ golf championship for many years.”

Malih Al Basti, Meydan Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Meydan Racing Committee said: “DP World was a welcome new addition to Dubai World Cup day last season and we are very pleased to continue this important partnership into the 2015-2016 season. As one of our Meydan Pillar Partners, DP World helps to safeguard the continued development of a culturally significant sport. We look forward to hosting DP World at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday.”