Emirates SkyCargo Transports Champion Horse Cross Counter

Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates Airlines recently transported Cross Counter a three-year-old horse from the Godolphin stables who created history when winning the 158th edition of the Melbourne Cup.

Emirates SkyCargo transported Cross Counter from Melbourne to Dubai on their dedicated Boeing 777 freighter aircraft on 11th November 2018. Cross Counter was in good company as seven other high profile horses from the Godolphin stables, Folkswood, Benbatl, Blair House, Emotionless, Comicas, Best Solution and Prize Money, were also on board.

Emirates Divisional Vice President for Cargo, Nabil Sultan said, We would like to congratulate His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Godolphin on their historic victory at one of the world’s most prestigious horse racing events,” he further continued, “Emirates SkyCargo is proud to have flown Cross Counter to Dubai. We give the highest level of attention to detail for the welfare of the horses and strive to create a peaceful and comfortable ambience on our flights allowing the equine champions to hit the ground running.”

Cross Counters trainer at Godolphin, Charlie Appleby said, “Cross Counter is now back home in Dubai, following a smooth journey from Australia, where he’ll enjoy a well-deserved rest. Thank you to all of the team at Emirates SkyCargo for their care and attention in transporting our equine stars around the world.”

Earlier in 2018 Emirates SkyCargo completed the largest air horse charter for the FEI World Equestrian Games™, 500 horses on 19 flights were flown between Liege, Belgium and Greenville-Spartanburg, USA.

The carrier recently launched Emirates Equine, a specialized air transportation service for horses which allows horses to travel in an environment designed to maximize comfort and safety.

As with all transportation’s of this nature Emirates SkyCargo strictly adheres to all requirements set by international and national authorities for transport of horses including IATA’s Live Animals Regulations (LAR).