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Emaar Sponsor $1million G2 Godolphin Mile

Emaar Sponsor $1million G2 Godolphin Mile Mar 24, 2024

Emaar Properties are to sponsor the G2 Godolphin Mile, the first Thoroughbred race on the prestigious Dubai World Cup fixture at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, 30th March.

 The event established in 1996, by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, underscores Dubai's position as a hub for global sporting events. As one of the most notable races on the international calendar, the Dubai World Cup highlights the city's commitment to excellence and innovation. Emaar’s support reflects Dubai's status as a destination of choice for world-class entertainment, further solidifying its reputation on the global stage.

With a prize fund of US$1million, the Godolphin Mile attracts an international line-up of horses and those trained in Japan, the US and the UAE have made the roll of honour in recent years. In 2023 it was won by the Doug Watson-trained Isolate, ridden by top US jockey Tyler Gaffalione.

One of the world’s most valuable real estate companies, Emaar’s iconic creations include the world-famous Burj Khalifa as well as hundreds of other developments. It also has a hospitality division, as well as a range of malls and entertainment hubs. Its communities across Dubai include such luxury developments as Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai Hills Estate, Dubai Creek Harbour, Arabian Ranches, The Valley, Emaar South,Emaar Beachfront, Rashid Yachts & Marina, and The Oasis.

Commenting on this collaboration, Mr. Ahmed Almatrooshi, Emaar Properties Executive Board Member and General Director of Emaar Foundation, said: “We’re proud to sponsor the G2 Godolphin Mile at the Dubai World Cup, showcasing our commitment to Dubai’s culture of excellence. This event, known for its high standards and competitive spirit, aligns with our mission to deliver extraordinary experiences.”

“As we continue to build landmark developments, Emaar is delighted to support this world-class sporting event, further cementing Dubai’s position as a premier global destination.”

“Emaar is a huge part of the infrastructure of Dubai and, increasingly, across the world,” commented Major General Dr Mohammed Essa Al Adhab, Executive Director of Dubai Racing Club. “Their stunning Dubai Khalifa development is one of the most famous structures on the planet and gives us a beautiful backdrop here at Meydan Racecourse.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the Emaar team and their guests back to Meydan Racecourse for this hugely important day and to thank them for their backing of the G2 Godolphin Mile, a race which has been a springboard to further success for countless horses over the years.”

The G2 Godolphin Mile [Sponsored by Emaar] is race two on the card with a scheduled post time of 4:05pm UAE time.