Season to include 62 programmes over five months
1 June 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ~ The (ERA) season will offer 62 race dates and starts at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday, 30 October. Meydan will begin its racing season Thursday, 5 November, followed by Sharjah Racecourse Saturday, 7 November, and Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 8 November. Al Ain will begin its racing season Friday, 20 November.
The international racing season will kick off with the Dubai World Cup Carnival 2016 at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday, 7 January, and will lead to the 21st running of the Dubai World Cup race day, sponsored by Emirates Airline, scheduled for Saturday, 26 March.
The 2015-16 UAE race season will include: Al Ain Racecourse, 10 meetings; Meydan Racecourse will have the largest number of dates, 20; Abu Dhabi Racecourse, 15 racenights; Jebel Ali Racecourse, 11 dates; and Sharjah Racecourse, six days of racing.
“We are pleased by this impressive schedule of race meetings to be offered for the 2015-16 ERA season,” said Malih Al Basti, ERA Board member and Chairman of the ERA Steering Committee. “The UAE racing season has grown to serve as a showcase of both domestic and international horses and horsemen. We continue to build on our successes and look forward to the return of racing for the coming season.”