EK SkyCargo fliy in top race horses for Dubai World Cup
Emirates SkyCargo has been involved in transporting some of the world's best racehorses to Dubai for the Dubai World Cup, which will take place on March 25 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 and Hoppertunity, another contender for the Dubai World Cup, shared a flying stable for the journey from the United States to Dubai. They were the latest of several dozen elite race horses flown by the Dubai airline’s equestrian transport arm.
Emirates SkyCargo’s freighter hub at Dubai World Central airport includes dedicated areas for handling and airside ramps for horses.
The carrier also provides custom designed horse stalls and trained and experienced expert personnel to ensure proper handling and welfare of the horses.
Inside the cargo hold of the aircraft, the temperature is set to ensure maximum comfort and minimum stress for the horses. Premium horses can also travel with professional grooms and certified veterinarians onboard Emirates SkyCargo freighters.