A Family Day at the Races as DP World Backs Saturday Afternoon Card at Meydan

DP World supports family-orientated Saturday card at Meydan

Credit: Dubai Racing Club//Andrew Watkins

Dubai Turf Sponsor Pays Second Visit to Track

Global trade enabler, DP World returns to the Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, February 13 for a family-focused afternoon in the Racing at Meydan season.

The Meydan Pillar Partner, and Dubai Turf Sponsor’s second visit to the Meydan Racecourse follows the January 2016 Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting featuring the UAE Guineas Trials.

This Saturday, the racing action will be centered around six thoroughbred contests, two on the turf and four on the dirt. The two turf races, the DP World UAE Region Handicap over 1600m and the 1200m DP World over 1200m, are both worth AED165,000 and highlight the card.

Mashaaref, owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and trained by Musabah Al Muhairi, landed the 1200m sprint in 2015, while the Mike de Kock-trained Journeyman took the spoils in the 1600m race the same year.

DP World is entering a second season as a Meydan Pillar Partner after coming on board as the Group 1 1800m Dubai Turf sponsor on Dubai World Cup Day in 2015.

HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO 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, in the Dubai World Cup. It reinforces our global brand with a significant role in the community in 31 countries across six continents.

“We are supporting this international first-class horse racing event in the run up to the World Expo in 2020. In our five-year strategic sponsorship with Meydan Group we wanted to support Dubai’s position as a premier destination for prestigious sporting events and to connect with the world through this important race.”

Malih Al Basti, Meydan Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Meydan Racing Committee, said: “DP World supports Dubai racing at all levels, from our Racing at Meydan season, to the Dubai World Cup Carnival and the Dubai World Cup. Our Saturday meetings of the Racing at Meydan season are popular, family-orientated occasions and we are very pleased to welcome DP World back to Meydan Racecourse and host them at this community event.”

About DP World:

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of 70 terminals in 31 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.

Our dedicated team of over 36,000 employees cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2015, DP World handled 61.7 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, capacity is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.

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