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New Incentives Announced For 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival

Mystic Guide trains in Dubai on Thursday

A range of new incentives have been unveiled for the 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which gets underway on Jan. 13.

Dubai Racing Club is pleased to be able to offer new benefits for trainers and owners sending horses to Dubai to compete in the 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival, for which the total prizemoney exceeds $7.5 million. These include two return Business Class flights for trainers, in addition to three nights' accommodation at a DRC-associated hotel. Owners (one representative) will receive one Business Class return flight to use during the Carnival.

Dubai Racing Club will also subsidize travel for stable staff, with one Economy Class return flight provided for one groom for up to two horses, flights for two people for three to four horses, and so on. Accommodation for grooms is provided within the International and Dubai World Cup Quarantine complex, adjacent to Meydan Racecourse.

There is no cost to connections for stabling or use of Meydan Racecourse's extensive training facilities. The separate training track complex, which has turf and Tapeta tracks, will shortly be upgraded to maintain the safety of horses and riders. This is part of a plan by Dubai Racing Club to develop all facilities in preparation for the Carnival and Dubai World Cup meetings.

The 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival commences on Thursday 13th January and runs until Super Saturday on March 5th, while the $30.5 million Dubai World Cup meeting takes place on Saturday, March 26. Several new races have been announced for the forthcoming running of the Carnival; the 19th edition. These include the 'Jumeirah Turf Series', for 3-year-olds, featuring the $200,000 Jumeirah Derby on Feb. 24, and the $300,000 Ras Al Khor, over seven furlongs on turf, on Super Saturday.

Stephanie Cooley, DRC International Liaison, is looking forward to welcoming overseas horses owners, trainers and jockeys back to Meydan Racecourse.

“I'm delighted with what we're able to offer this year as extra incentives for international horsemen,” she commented. “Maintaining relationships with these owners and trainers is a key priority; they are integral to putting on our highly regarded Carnival. Last season was a challenging time due to worldwide restrictions on travel, so we were delighted to celebrate winners from Europe, South America and closer to home in the Middle East.

“The fact that we can introduce more prize money and incentives for 2022 can only boost the continuous support from our horsemen as well as bringing new players to Dubai.”

The full Dubai World Cup Carnival brochure, including shipping information, race conditions and incentives, is online here:

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