Search
where the horse is always the hero
Article Item
Posted 2023-07-10 19:17:42  
Festive and Fashionable - Dubai Carnival

Festive and Fashionable – Dubai Racing Carnival details announced

 

Horses from all over the world will be welcomed to Dubai for the entirety of the 2023-24 racing season, it has been confirmed.

Briefing global media and horse connections at a virtual press conference held earlier this week, Major General Dr Mohammed Essa Al Adhab, Executive Director of Dubai Racing Club, explained more about the new format for the forthcoming season.

“The DRC management and board have decided to reshape racing in Dubai, to improve sustainability in line with what is happening in the region,” he said. “Today, many countries are going along with Dubai and the UAE by using racing to showcase their development, a journey which Dubai started much earlier.

“The Dubai Racing Carnival has now become the whole season,” he added. “Horses can now come to Dubai from the start of the season until the Dubai World Cup.”

Al Adhab reiterated the minimum purse of AED165,000 for non-Stakes races, rising to more than AED1million for Group 1 races, while the Dubai World Cup meeting retains its overall purse of $30.5million. The new prize money levels represent a rise of 27 per cent on the 2022-23 season.

Stephanie Cooley, International Manager for DRC, explained more: “from an international perspective, we still have our quarantine facilities, plus trainers also have the option of shifting over to a local stable,” she said. “It’s a more condensed season but we have retained all of the feature races and aligned them more with some of the bigger races in the region.”

Responding to queries from the assembled media and trainers, Erwan Charpy, Advisor to Dubai Racing Club, outlined the quarantine restrictions for the season regarding horses travelling from Europe.

“Horses trained in the UK have the option of 90 days temporary import, with the option of going in and out. They can also come on a permanent import and go back with a 30-day quarantine or go back as temporary import. There are discussions to get England to line up with the regulations in the European Union, as since BREXIT there is almost no problem with horses going back to the EU without quarantine on a permanent import.

“The import certificate was previously just for the Dubai Racing Club, but now it is for the Middle East, which allows for more freedom of movement.”

The Executive Director was also keen to highlight the added entertainment element to the new-look season with two new feature race nights, Festive Friday, on December 22nd, and Fashion Friday, on January 26th, added to the programme. ‘Super Saturday’ retains its usual spot and will be held on March 2nd, 2024.

The 2023-24 racing season at Meydan Racecourse gets underway on Friday, November 10th. 

Rate:
Email link to a friend | Printable Version
Latest News
Latest 10 news articles
1 days ago
2 days ago
3 days ago
3 days ago
3 days ago
  • Dubai
    Displaying 10 ResultsSee All
    warren points home just in time2024-02-02

    It was another Charlie Appleby masterclass on the Meydan turf when Warren Point provided the highl...

    View | Add Comment
    trevaunance aims to beat the blues in dubai millennium stakes2024-01-31

    The G3 Dubai Millennium Stakes has been a happy hunting ground for Godolphin in recent years but...

    View | Add Comment
    1400 nominations received for world cup day 2024-01-29

    More than 1400 nominations from 19 countries received for $30.5million Dubai World Cup meeting 2023...

    View | Add Comment
    kazakhstan's kabirkhan makes meydan history2024-01-26

      There were wild celebrations at Meydan Racecourse after Kabirkhan stormed into the Dubai Wor...

    View | Add Comment
    watch mawj live from dubai click link2024-01-26

    The exceptional filly Mawj is poised to embark on her four-year-old season with aspirations of secur...

    View | Add Comment
    mawj is back on terrific meydan card2024-01-24

    As the first Dubai Racing Carnival graduate to win the G1 1000 Guineas in Newmarket, Godolphin filly...

    View | Add Comment
    silver lady upsets in the cape verdi2024-01-19

    Godolphin traditionally dominate the G2 Cape Verdi Stakes and the fillies’ feature at Duba...

    View | Add Comment
    watch dubai racing live now! 2024-01-19

    Watch Dubai Racing live from Meydan right here..  Brave Brits take on Godolphin in Cape Verdi ...

    View | Add Comment
    dubai world cup runner up retired 2024-01-15

    Algiers, last year's Dubai World Cup runner-up, won't be gracing the 2024 Dubai Carnival as he bids ...

    View | Add Comment
    liberty island targets sheema classic 2024-01-14

    Liberty Island, a standout 3-year-old filly and a prominent figure in Japanese horse racing, is set ...

    View | Add Comment