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Al Basti Equiworld to start new year at Meydan

Major Race supporter continues relationship with Dubai racing club

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 17:25 January 2, 2013
  • Gulf News

Dubai: Al Basti Equiworld will sponsor the first race meeting of the New Year when racing returns to Meydan Racecourse on Thursday.

One of the most prominent supporters of equine sport in the UAE, Al Basti Equiworld are putting their name behind an evening of racing at Meydan for the second time this season.

This meeting, the fifth in the Racing at Meydan series, marks the halfway point in the domestic season and comes exactly one week before the first Dubai World Carnival meeting on January 10.

Arun Menon, General Manager of Al Basti Equiworld, said: “We at Al Basti Equiworld are honoured to associate with Meydan yet again by sponsoring a race day at the prestigious Meydan Racecourse for the second time this season.

“It is all the more special as the New Year starts with an Al Basti sponsored race day. Al Basti Equiworld is keen to acknowledge and give back the support and cooperation received from the patrons of this equine industry by promoting equestrianism and sponsoring races and equine events.

“As always we continue to sponsor the Best Turned Out horse awards for the whole season. We assure our support to the equine industry in the future also. We wish Meydan and the entire equine industry a prosperous and fruitful New Year ahead.”

Since its launch in 1998, Al Basti Equiworld has pioneered the introduction and distribution of a number of internationally-renowned equine products to the UAE including horse feeds, hay, shavings and pharmaceuticals.

Saeed H. Al Tayer, Chairman of Meydan Group, said: “Once again we are delighted to host another Al Basti Equiworld-sponsored card at Meydan Racecourse. The level of support that Al Basti Equiworld provides to the equine industry is hugely appreciated by all who work with horses and points to a real passion for the industry from a truly local company with a visionary global mindset.”

Admission is free to the public areas of Meydan Racecourse and tickets start at Dh25, gates open at 5pm and the first race starts at 6.30pm.

For further details please contact: +971 4327 2110 or ticketoffice@dubairacingclub.com.

For behind the scenes news and views from Dubai Racing Club, follow them on Twitter at @DRC_Meydan and like them on facebook by visiting: http://tinyurl.com/b8dqu5w

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