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UAE Horses Will Come to Garden City Wenjiang

CHENGDU, China, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This April 6th, racehorses from the Emirates will enjoy the fabulous turf in Wenjiang District in Chengdu, which has been nursed here throughout the past 2 years. The inaugural staging of the Chengdu Dubai International Cup race will take place here. The groundbreaking race meeting, which will be held at the Jinma Racecourse in the Garden City of Chengdu in Wenjiang District will consist of five turf races, highlighted by the 2200m Chengdu Dubai International Cup and the Wenjiang Meydan Classic over 1600m. Three support races will also make up the card, including the Meydan Mile, the 1400m Guangsha Handicap and the 1200m Wenjiang Sprint.

The race meeting is organized by the Meydan Group, under the Emirates Racing Authority rules of racing (a signatory to the International Federation of Horseracing Authority), in partnership with the Chengdu Municipal Government, the Chengdu Sports Bureau, the Wenjiang District Government and China Guangsha Group.

More than 60 horses will be special transported from the UAE to Chengdu. They will then be shipped back home to the UAE making the first race meeting held on mainland China though both import and export quarantine procedures.

The horses will be prepared by Dubai Racing Club trainers and ridden by the jockeys who take part in the UAE race season, including the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Dubai World Cup Night is a series of eight thoroughbred horse races and one Purebred Arabian race held annually in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 1996, which is regarded the top-ranking horse race all around the world. On 2010, the Dubai World Cup was held in Meydan Racecourse. The new racecourse belongs to Meydan group.

Saeed Al Tayer, Chairman and CEO, Meydan Group said: "This is an exciting strategic partnership that we have entered into to assist the Chinese authorities in developing the sport of thoroughbred racing. With this groundbreaking meeting we have opened up channels of cooperation that will continue to grow between the UAE and China. "

"Meydan Racecourse, the Dubai World Cup Carnival and the Dubai World Cup are seen as pinnacles of racing excellence around the world, and we hope to share the strong equine culture that underpins the UAE's passion for this sport with the people of Chengdu through this event."

This fabulous race will take part in Wenjiang District, Chengdu. Situated in southwest China, Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province. It is a city of historical and cultural significance. As such, it is attractive to tourists and acts as a centre for politics, culture, science, education, commerce, finance, military and international trade. An accessible transportation and communications hub, Chengdu also possesses the largest airport in the region. Dubbed the "Heavenly Land of Plenty", it is one of the largest cities in mainland China.

Wenjiang, a district in the Garden City of Chengdu, is known for its green suburbs and holds the United Nations Environment Programme Foundation's, 'Outstanding Green City' award. Jinma Racecourse is a standout equestrian facility, the only one in the West of China and has successfully hosted the China Equestrian Festival for the last three years. As a legacy of the Chengdu Dubai International raceday, racecourse management will promote the continued development of the equine industry.


SOURCE Chengdu Juhe Shengdao Cultural Communication Co., Ltd

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