Gulf News Sponsor Exciting Meydan Card Highlighted By Al Maktoum Challenge Round II

Dubai World Cup Carnival Continues Thursday With UAE 1000 Guineas

This Thursday sees Gulf News lend its name to a classy Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan with the 2013 renewal of the US$250,000 Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round II, the $250,000 Listed UAE 1000 Guineas, the $100,000 Meydan Classic Trial and the Group 1 $110,000 Al Maktoum Challenge for Arabian breds, Round II.

Gulf News will also be back at Meydan for Dubai World Cup day on March 30, with the Group 1 sprint, the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen over 1200m, which forms the third leg of the renowned Global Sprint Challenge.

“It is with great pride that we announce our partnership with the 2012-2103 Racing Season at the Meydan Race Course,” said Duleep George, Executive Director – Strategy & Marketing, Gulf News. “We are looking forward to our meet on February 7 and then again in March, and indeed to a great racing season, culminating with the Dubai World Cup on March 30.”

Malih Al Basti, Meydan Group Board Member and Chairman of the Racing Committee said: “This Thursday offers an exciting and high-class evening of international racing sponsored by our long-term partners, Gulf News.

“Horseracing owes a debt of gratitude to supporters like Gulf News, whose continued investment secures a bright future for the sport in this country.”

Admission is free to the public areas of Meydan Racecourse and tickets start at Dh25, gates open at 5pm and the first race starts at 6.30pm. Racecards can be found at