Currently the new home of the world’s horseracing elite, Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse has marked a defining moment in the sport’s global history by hosting the richest, most illustrious race – the Dubai World Cup.
Established in 1992, the facilities include a 1800m dirt training track, 100m straight pool and over 90 fully air-conditioned stables, with a further 60 outside stables.
It is a proven fact that Dubai is among the most profitable racing centres in the world to own a racehorse. This was confirmed in 2001 at the annual meeting of the International Federation of Horse Racing Association in Paris who ranked Dubai, UAE second of all the established racing nations in what owners receive in return for the costs of keeping their horse in training.
Richard Mullen, wins the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen sprint to register one of his biggest career wins.The seven-year-old bay gelding went from being a Group 3 winner to winning the $2 million (Dh7.34 million) Group 1 race. Both Seemar and Mullen were confident of a big run from Reynaldothewizard, particularly after the gelding’s two successive wins over the course and distance in the Carnival.
24 June 2012 – Special award from Her Majesty The Queen: During the special Diamond Jubilee year 2012, Her Majesty The Queen awarded a select few equine extraordinaires around the world for their lifetime efforts to eliminate violence in the training of horses, including Satish Seemar.