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 become the world’s foremost international racing organisation, winning an impressive 199 Group One races in 12 different countries up to the end of 2012.
Dubai is Godolphin’s headquarters and the horses spend the winter at Al Quoz Stables and Godolphin Marmoom Stables. Godolphin also has state-of-the-art stables in Newmarket, England, with Saeed bin Suroor training at Godolphin Stables from April to November and Mahmood Al Zarooni overseeing his string from nearby Moulton Paddocks 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.