Emirates SkyCargo Flies Racehorses on Freighters to Dubai

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

Champion thoroughbred horses have 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 is one of the prime contenders for the 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 specialized grooms to accompany the horses, to ensure successful and safe transportation.


Janah, Arrogate, and Hoppertunity arriving in Dubai

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 among the horses that arrived at the Emirates SkyCentral freighter hub earlier last week to take part in the races.

Every year, Emirates SkyCargo transports horses through scheduled freighter flights and through special charters for premier racing and equestrian events across the world. They are entrusted to transport these valuable animals safely and comfortably and at the same time comply with all the regulations set out by national and international authorities on live animal transport, including IATA Live Animals regulations (LAR). Emirates SkyCargo’s freighter hub at Dubai World Central airport includes dedicated areas for handling and airside ramps for horses.

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