Emirates SkyCargo transports Arrogate to Dubai World Cup

Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, recently transported some of the world’s best racehorses to Dubai for one of the most prestigious global racing events, the Dubai World Cup, which took place on the 25th March at the Meydan racecourse.

Champion thoroughbred horses had been arriving from all parts of the world into Dubai on Emirates SkyCargo freighters over the last few weeks. One of the most recent arrivals for the Dubai World Cup on Emirates SkyCargo was Arrogate, currently the world’s highest rated racehorse. Arrogate won the Pegasus World Cup earlier this year in Florida and again won US $10 million Dubai World Cup prize. Arrogate was joined by stable companion Hoppertunity, another contender for the Dubai World Cup, for the journey from United States to Dubai. The carrier worked with the international equine transport specialist Janah Management Company, who also provided highly specialised grooms to accompany the horses, to ensure successful and safe transportation.

With Arrogate and Hoppertunity, Emirates SkyCargo also transportedStallwalkin Dude and Imperial Hint, also part of the American contingent at the Dubai World Cup night races at Dubai World Central airport. Earlier in 2016.

Emirates SkyCargo also operated a special charter flight from Japan to transport some of the leading contenders for the top prize on race night. Apollo Kentucky, Awardee and Gold Dream were amongst the horses that arrived at the Emirates SkyCentral freighter hub recently to take part in the races.

A few of the other leading horses flying in from different parts of the world included Move Up from the Godolphin stables in Newmarket, UK and Dundonnell, Amazing Kids and Not Listenin’Tome from Hong Kong.

The carrier also provides custom designed horse stalls and trained and experienced expert personnel to ensure proper handling and welfare of the horses. Inside the cargo hold of the aircraft, the temperature is set to ensure maximum comfort and minimum stress for the horses. Premium horses can also travel with professional grooms and certified veterinarians onboard Emirates SkyCargo freighters.