Al Basti Equiworld Dubai in association with the Canterbury Jockey Club, Wellington Racing Club and New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, have today announced a competition which will reward four lucky racegoers with a trip to the United Arab Emirates for the 2019 Dubai World Cup.
Every racegoer who attends a meeting at Riccarton Park or Wellington Races between now and the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) meeting at Riccarton Park on November 10, 2018 and Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) meeting at Trentham Racecourse on March 16, 2019, have a chance to win.
The prize includes two return Emirates Economy flights from New Zealand to Dubai, airport pickup and transfer to the five-star Meydan Hotel for six nights, two tickets to the Dubai World Cup Barrier Draw, two tickets to Breakfast with the Stars, two tickets to the Gala Reception and hospitality in the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Private Box overlooking Meydan Racecourse on Dubai World Cup night.
“Al Basti Equiworld is delighted to support New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing and we are sure this incentive will prove popular with racegoers at Riccarton Park and Wellington,” Al Basti Equiworld Dubai representative Michael O’Hagan said.
“We look forward to welcoming the winners to Meydan in March for what promises to be another spectacular renewal of the world’s greatest race meeting, The Dubai World Cup.”
Created through the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai World Cup race meeting is the world’s richest race with total prizemoney of US$35 million.
The meeting features six Group One races and three Group Two races, with the US$12 million Gr.1 Dubai World Cup (2000m) the pinnacle event. The 2019 edition of the Dubai World Cup takes place on Saturday March 30, 2019.
Racegoers will be required to fill in an entry form in the race book and place it into one of the marked entry barrels on course. Participants can enter once each time they attend a race meeting, meaning that those who attend multiple meetings at a venue have additional chances of winning the prize.
The winner of the first trip for two will be announced at Riccarton Park on Gr.1 NZ Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas Day and the second will be announced at Trentham on Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks Day.