IPIC Supports Final Card Before Dubai World Cup Day

Concluding Racing at Meydan Meeting Carries Dh465,000 Purse Over Six Races

International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) a Meydan Pillar Partner, pays a second visit to Meydan Racecourse this Thursday March 13, 2014, to empower the season’s final Racing at Meydan card.

The conclusion of the nine-race series of meetings is the final race day to be held at Meydan Racecourse before the Dubai World Cup. The six-race all-Thoroughbred evening is highlighted by a Dh90,000, 1900m feature race, on the all-weather track.

IPIC’s agreement with the Meydan Group has seen the company sponsor the Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting on February 6, and the CISM Military Endurance World Championship held last Thursday and won by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

The company will be a major presence on Dubai World Cup day through its sponsorship of the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint Empowered by IPIC.

“Our partnership with Meydan has been a tremendous success, thus far,” said Khadem Al Qubaisi, Managing Director of IPIC. “In the final run up to the Dubai World Cup, we are delighted to support an evening dedicated to locally-trained Thoroughbreds, a breed that is at the heart of our traditions and heritage.”

Meydan Group Board Member and Chairman of the Meydan Racing Committee, Malih Al Basti said: “IPIC has been in place as a Meydan Pillar Partner for only a short time but the company has already made its presence felt by supporting a number of Meydan Group’s equestrian activities.

“We would like to thank IPIC for this important investment in the sports of horse racing and endurance riding, both of which have important cultural connotations for the people of the UAE.”

About IPIC:
Established by Emiri decree in 1984, IPIC is a long-term investor in overseas energy and energy-related assets and undertakes strategic projects on behalf of its shareholder the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.


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