Dubai: Meydan Racecourse [english]

RossundReiter.TV goes global: Dubai. We took a first look around at Meydan Racecourse where Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum watched his horses race - even before the track will be officially opened at the Dubai World Cup 2010. See more on

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DUBAI WORLD CUP IS THE WORLD'S RICHEST HORSE RACE. Dubai's Meydan Racecourse is able to accommodate over 60,000 spectators in a 1 mile long grandstand. When not used for races it will serve as a business and conference integrated facility. A horse racing museum and gallery are also planned. The development also includes an 9-hole Dubai golf course. The 7.5 million sq. m Meydan Racecourse includes Meydan Marina, The Meydan — the world's first 5-star trackside Dubai hotel with 285 rooms, 2 race tracks and the Grandstand, which comprises a hotel, restaurants, a racing museum and 72 corporate suites for entertaining throughout the year. It has a 2,400 metre left-handed turf race track and a left-handed 8.75-furlong (1,750 metres) Tapeta synthetic dirt course. It operates from November through March and features the Winter Racing Challenge, Dubai International Racing Carnival and the Dubai World Cup Night. The Dubai World Cup is the world's richest race day with over US $ 26.25 Million in Prize Money. The Racecourse district occupies 67 million square feet (620 ha), the overall Meydan City development however is 200 million square feet (1,900 ha). It is divided into four sub-districts: Meydan Racecourse, Meydan Metropolis, Meydan Horizons, and Meydan Godolphin Parks. Meydan racecource will be officially open on March 27, 2012,[1] replacing Nad Al Sheba Racecourse which formerly occupied the same site. Meydan is the culmination of the vision of Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Makhtoum; UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Chairman of the Board and CEO of Meydan is Saeed Humaid Al Tayer, two other Board Members include Vice Chairman Ahmad Al Shaikh and Malih Lahej Al Basti.

30.03.2013 Meydan (Dubai-UAE) 9.Race Dubai World Cup 2013 - Group I 2.000m HD-720p
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31.03.2012 Meydan (Dubai UAE) 9.Race Dubai World Cup 2012 - Group I 2.000 m - SD Version
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Inside Information - Dubai Special
The Dubai World Cup from Nad al Sheba Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates is one of the great annual racing spectacles, and HorseRacing TV (TM) (HRTV) will give racing fans a unique behind-the-scenes look at the spectacular event with a special edition of its news magazine show, "Inside Information -- Dubai World Cup," HRTV reporter and host Scott Hazelton, who also served as reporter for the World Feed of the World Cup, ventured to the UAE during Dubai World Cup week -- which culminated with a staggering $21 million in purse money being doled out in six stakes races on Dubai World Cup night on March 29. In this 30-minute "Inside Information" show, Hazelton ushers racing fans on an entertaining, unique journey through one of racing's most wondrous venues. He offers a special look at his trip to the Middle East, and witnesses how Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and the Ruler of Dubai, has transformed the desert region into a horse racing metropolis. Hazelton also details Sheikh Mohammad's vision of horse racing's future in the UAE, with the continued development of a new billion-dollar racing facility called "Meydan." Jess Jackson, the owner of reigning Horse of the Year Curlin, who won this year's Dubai World Cup in brilliant fashion, summed up Sheikh Mohammed's influence on horse racing. "He's probably he most influential factor of ethics and financial support for the Thoroughbred world-wide," Jackson told HRTV. "And he's not doing (it) for the greed, but (rather) for the Thoroughbred, and the betterment of the racing and the horse." "Inside Information -- Dubai World Cup" was produced by HRTV's VP of Post Production Phil Kubel, who also served as videographer Dubai. Daisy Phipps, a frequent contributing producer to "Inside Information," was instrumental in field producing the Dubai World Cup show.