As strong supporters of sport in Dubai, Emirates is proud to partner with Godolphin, the global horseracing entity owned by the Maktoum family and named in honour of the Godolphin Arabian, who emerged from the desert to become one of the three founding stallions of the modern thoroughbred.
Godolphin, established in 1992, has a reputation of excellence and has become the world’s foremost international racing organisation, winning over 200 Group One races in 12 different countries.
Dubai is Godolphin’s headquarters and horses spend the winter in the emirate. Godolphin also has state-of-the-art stables in Newmarket, England, where Saeed bin Suroor trains during the summer months.
Andre Fabre prepares Godolphin runners from his yard at Chantilly, France, while American horses are with trainers Kiaran McLaughlin, Eoin Harty and Tom Albertrani. Jim Bolger also trains for Godolphin from his base in County Carlow, Ireland.
As part of Emirates’ sponsorship agreement with Godolphin, the ‘Fly Emirates’ logo is displayed on Godolphin’s famous blue silks alongside staff clothing, horse blankets and transport vehicles.
Emirates has been synonymous with horseracing for many years and the sport forms an important part of our sponsorship portfolio. See also Carnivals and Races.