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Sunday, September 14, 2003


A new era is born with Dubai International Racing Carnival 2004


US$21,000,000 in prizemoney

Free horse transportation

Starter’s Rebates

US$50,000 Trainers Award


The internationalisation of horse racing has taken a giant leap forward with the
announcement of the Dubai International Racing Carnival 2004.


Massive prizemoney and generous incentives are associated with the two month
period, designed to entice leading owners and trainers from around the world to Dubai
for an unprecedented nine weeks of international competition.


Announcing the Dubai International Racing Carnival 2004, Mr Fin Powrie, Director of
Racing, Emirates Racing Association, said he was confident global horseracing would
only benefit from the concept.


“Horse racing is currently in the international era and every major racing centre around
the world currently has an event that attracts horses from abroad,” Mr Powrie said.


“HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum felt the time was now right to build on
the success of our Dubai World Cup meeting and expand on it by inviting trainers and
owners from around the world to enjoy racing in Dubai, not just for one meeting, but for
10.”

In the coming weeks leading trainers and owners throughout the world will be receiving
a package detailing every aspect of the Dubai International Racing Carnival 2004 and
outlining the benefits of taking part.


Total prizemoney during the two month period will be US$21,000,000 with an average
of over US$117,000 per race, outside of the Dubai World Cup meeting.


Of the 55 races to be held during the Dubai International Racing Carnival 2004, 16 are
run at either Listed or Group level, six of these on the turf and the remainder on the dirt.

In total there will be 20 races on the turf and 35 on the dirt.


“The programme of races on both surfaces offers alternatives for all types of horse at
the upper level and the prizemoney and starter’s rebates guarantee they will be
rewarded accordingly,” Mr Powrie continued.


A US$2,000 starter’s rebate will be paid to those horses that finish from fifth through to
10th in each event during this period, excluding Maidens and the three Conditions
events as well as each of the races on the Dubai World Cup programme.


The Dubai Racing Club will also cover the costs of transporting the horse to and from
Dubai and overseas trainers will be able to utilise the state-of-the-art facilities at the
International Stables adjacent to Nad Al Sheba racecourse at no cost.


These overseas-based trainers will also be eligible for a US$50,000 prize during the
Dubai International Racing Carnival 2004, the award decided on number of wins during
the nine week period and open only to those trainers based internationally.


Another feature of the Dubai International Racing Carnival 2004 is the introduction of
two races for fillies and mares, both on the turf, the US$130,000 Cape Verdi Stakes
over 1,600m and the Balanchine Stakes, over 1,777m.




Features of the Dubai International Racing Carnival 2004



US$21,000,000 in prizemoney

 Free Transport

 Starters rebates of US$2,000

 16 races at either Group or Listed level

 Introduction of two races for fillies and mares

 20 turf races

 35 dirt races


Races on Turf during Dubai International Racing Carnival


1,300m
February 12 US$90,000 90-105
February 28 US$100,000 95-110
March 11 US$150,000 100-112

1,500m
February 21 US$100,000 95-110

1,600m
February 5 US$90,000 90-105
February 7 US$150,000 Al Fahidi Fort (Group III)
February 19 US$130,000 Cape Verdi (Fillies and Mares)
March 11 US$150,000 100-112

1,777m
January 29 US$50,000 Conditions (4YOs+)
February 21 US$140,000 Al Rashidiya (Listed)
March 6 US$200,000 Jebel Hatta (Group III)
March 11 US$130,000 Balanchine (Fillies and Mares)
March 27 US$2,000,000 Dubai Duty Free (Group I)

2,000m
January 29 US$90,000 90-105
February 7 US$100,000 95-110

2,400m
February 5 US$90,000 90-105
February 21 US$100,000 95-110
March 6 US$200,000 Dubai City Of Gold (Group III)
March 11 US$150,000 100-112
March 27 US$2,000,000 Dubai Sheema Classic (Group I)

Races on Dirt during Dubai International Racing Carnival

1,000m
February 7 US$90,000 90-105
February 21 US$90,000 90-105

1,200m
January 29 US$90,000 90-105
February 5 US$140,000 Al Shindagha Sprint (Listed)
February 28 US$100,000 95-110
March 6 US$200,000 Mahab Al Shimaal (Group III)
March 27 US$2,000,000 Dubai Golden Shaheen (Group I)

1,400m
January 29 US$90,000 90-105
February 19 US$75,000 85-100

1,500m
January 29 US$20,000 Maiden (3YO Colts)
February 7 US$20,000 Maiden (3YO Colts)
February 19 US$20,000 Maiden (3YO Fillies)
February 28 US$25,000 3YO Conditions

1,600m
January 29 US$150,000 Maktoum Challenge 1 (Group III)
February 5 US$250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas (Group III)
February 7 US$250,000 UAE 1000 Guineas
February 12 US$20,000 Maiden (3YO Colts)
February 12 US$90,000 90-105
February 28 US$20,000 Maiden (3YO Fillies)
March 6 US$130,000 Burj Nahaar
March 27 US$1,000,000 Godolphin Mile (Group II)

1,700m
February 19 US$20,000 Maiden (3YO Colts)
February 21 US$25,000 3YO Conditions

1,800m
February 5 US$90,000 90-105
February 12 US$200,000 Maktoum Challenge 2 (Group III)
February 19 US$90,000 90-105
February 28 US$100,000 95-110
March 6 US$150,000 Al Bastakiya (3YOs)
March 11 US$250,000 UAE Oaks
March 27 US$2,000,000 UAE Derby (Group II)

2,000m
February 5 US$75,000 85-100
February 12 US$90,000 90-105
March 6 US$300,000 Maktoum Challenge 3 (Group II)
March 11 US$150,000 100-112
March 27 US$6,000,000 Dubai World Cup (Group I)

Prizemoney Distribution for the Dubai International Racing Carnival

- ALL RACES IN US DOLLARS -

There will be a Starter ’s rebate of US$2,000 for horses finishing fifth to 10th

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
65% 20% 10% 5%

Group II US$300,000 195,000 60,000 30,000 15,000
Maktoum Challenge Rd III

Group III US$200,000 130,000 40,000 20,000 10,000
Mahab Al Shimaal
Maktoum Challenge II
Jebel Hatta
Dubai City Of Gold

Group III US$150,000 97,500 30,000 15,000 7,500
Maktoum Challenge I
Al Fahidi Fort

3 Year Olds
2000 Guineas US$250,000 162,500 50,000 25,000 12,500
1000 Guineas US$250,000 162,500 50,000 25,000 12,500
Oaks US$250,000 162,500 50,000 25,000 12,500
Al Bastikya US$150,000 97,500 30,000 15,000 7,500

Listed US$140,000 91,000 28,000 14,000 7,000
Al Shindagha Sprint
Al Rashidiya

US$130,000 84,500 26,000 13,000 6,500
Cape Verdi
Balanchine
Burj Nahaar

100 - 112 US$150,000 97,500 30,000 15,000 7,500
95-110 US$100,000 65,000 20,000 10,000 5,000
90-105 US$90,000 58,500 18,000 9,000 4,500
85-100 US$75,000 46,750 15,000 7,500 3,750

Conditions

4 Year Olds + US$50,000 32,000 10,000 5,000 2,500
3 Year Olds US$25,000 16,250 5,000 2,500 1,250
Maidens US$20,000 13,000 4,000 2,000 1,000


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