DP World is set to sponsor an exciting Dubai Racing Carnival meeting at Meydan Racecourse this Friday. A leading provider of end-to-end logistics solutions, DP World began as a local port operator in 1972 and has since evolved into global logistics powerhouse with operations in more than 73 countries. A consistent supporter of racing in Dubai, DP World also backs the prestigious ß$5million Dubai Turf at the Dubai World Cup meeting. The company returns to Meydan Racecourse for a competitive night of Carnival racing, with nine races divided between the dirt and turf tracks.
One of the features is the Dubai Trophy for three-year-olds run over 1200m, which in 2023 was won by the George Bougheytrained Al Dasim, beating stablemate Perdika. There is plenty of international involvement in the event with the Ralph Beckett trainee, Starlust, topping the official ratings. The son of Zoustar was a highly creditable second to Star Of Mystery on his Meydan debut and the form of that course and distance conditions affair has been boosted by the winner’s impressive subsequent victory at Dubai’s iconic racecourse.
The Charlie Appleby-trained Great Truth and Myconian, fourth and fifth to Star Of Mystery, will look to reverse placings with Starlust. Welcoming DP World back to Meydan Racecourse, Major General Dr. Mohammed Essa Al Adhab, Executive Director of Dubai Racing Club, said: “DP World has been a huge supporter of sports in Dubai, giving their backing to racing as well as golf.
“We value their support throughout our season and hope that their team and their guests have a wonderful evening with us on Friday. We are looking forward to a fascinating day of international action, including a few pointers towards the Dubai World Cup meeting.” Racing begins at 5:30pm. Tickets can be purchased on the door, or in advance via Dubairacingclub.com.