Wednesday, February 01, 2012


Gulf News to sponsor Friday’s racemeeting


Dubai, UAE, 1, February 2012 –The first classic of the season, the UAE 1000 Guineas, complemented by the Group 3 Al Shindagha Sprint highlights racing at Meydan this Friday.

UAE 1000 Guineas and the Al Shindagha Sprint are both contested on the all-weather surface over 1,600 and 1,200m respectively. The Meydan Classic Trial will be run over 1,400m on the turf.


Post time for the seventh Dubai World Cup Carnival racemeeting is 3:00 pm and is kindly sponsored by one of Meydan’s pillar partners, Gulf News.

Meydan’s Chairman of the Board and CEO Saeed H. Al Tayer said: “We are pleased to once again welcome Gulf News as sponsors to what will be an exciting programme of racing. The support of Gulf News as a pillar partner is vital as Meydan works to promote a wide range of equestrian sports and equine pursuits. We thank Gulf News for their partnership and support of racing and Meydan.

Duleep George, Executive Director Marketing & Sales, Gulf News added: “We are looking forward to our sponsored Race Meeting on Friday, especially with the three patterned races making for such an exciting card. Gulf News is proud to be Pillar Partner with the Meydan Group and to be thus associated with prestigious international events like the forthcoming Dubai World Cup”.

Admission is free and a variety of hospitality packages are available to enjoy a full day of racing and dining. For further details please contact: +971 4327 2110 or .


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