Gulf News Makes Return Visit to Meydan Racecourse for Saturday`s Race Meeting

Photo: Dubai Racing Club // Andrew Watkins

Gulf News will make a welcome return to Meydan Racecourse this Saturday afternoon with the sponsorship of a Valentine’s Day Racing at Meydan card featuring six Thoroughbred races worth a combined prize fund of Dh730,000.

The meeting is the final Racing at Meydan fixture of the current 2014-15 Dubai Racing season. The final five race meetings are all fixtures of the Dubai World Cup Carnival season that will be highlighted by the 20th running of the Dubai World Cup on March 28.

Four of the races will be held on the dirt in addition to two highly competitive turf contests to be held at 1200m and 1600m.

Duleep George, Executive Director Strategy & Marketing, Gulf News said: “The race meet on 14th February looks all set to be a fantastic lead-up to the 20th Dubai World Cup next month. “We are truly excited to be title bearers of all the races on the card and together with our guests we look forward to a wonderful afternoon of racing at the Meydan Racecourse.”

Malih Al Basti, Chairman of Meydan Racing Committee, said: “Gulf News is an appreciated long-term partner of the Dubai Racing Club and Meydan. They have been an important part of the development and history of racing in Dubai. Their support of our Racing at Meydan season, the Dubai World Cup Carnival is invaluable and they additional serve as sponsor of Dubai World Cup day’s highly-regarded Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen, part of the renowned Global Sprint Challenge.

“They are an integral part of the overall success of the UAE community and Gulf News has shown their support not only for Dubai, but for development of horse racing in the country.”

Racecards can be viewed at

Admission is free to the public areas of Meydan Racecourse, gates open at 1:30pm and the first race starts at 3pm. For further details and hospitality ticket packages please contact: +971 4327 2110 or

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