The second meeting of the 2009 Dubai International racing Carnival gets underway this Thursday, kindly sponsored by Al Tayer Motors.

Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s premier automobile dealerships, is a long-standing sponsor of the Dubai International Racing Challenge.

Together with its brands Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Land Rover and Jaguar, Al Tayer Motors is sponsoring the horse races on January 22 at the Nad Al Sheba racecourse.

Frank Gabriel Jr, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Racing Club said: “Al Tayer Motors has been a terrific supporter of racing in the UAE over the years, and the Dubai Racing Club is indebted for their generous support.

“Last week saw our first international winner of the season along with impressive results from our local stables. It’s a taste of things to come and I am sure Al Tayer Motors will be rewarded with an exciting race meeting this Thursday.”

Ashok Khanna, Chief Executive Officer of Al Tayer Motors added: “Al Tayer Motors is pleased to continue its support to the DIRC, which is an important part of the build-up to the globally-renowned Dubai World Cup.

“This series of exciting races features some of the best international jockeys and the finest horses from around the world resulting in thrilling action-packed evenings.

“Al Tayer Motors’ association with such high-profile sporting and social events gives our partners and customers a terrific opportunity to enjoy some of the most glamorous and entertaining events in Dubai.”

Thursday’s meeting offers a number of hospitality options available to suit all tastes and budgets in both the Millennium Grandstand and the Maktoum Grandstand.

Entrance to the public area of the racecourse is free of charge and there are also complimentary transfers to and from Nad Al Sheba from Dubai Marina (by Spinneys), Arabian Ranches (Shopping complex), Wafi (in front of Pyramids) and Emirates Towers (Boulevard entrance by Cartier).

Buses will leave at 6.00pm from these locations, and return departures will be at 10pm from the racecourse.

For further information or tickets for any DRC events or hospitality, please visit; or contact the Hospitality Department at Dubai Racing Club on +971 4 327 0077 or .