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Ever Thought Of Racing In Dubai?

Maiden winner earns R325 000

Meydan Racetrack from the air


The Dubai Racing Club have issued an invitation to owners to consider the benefits of racing in Dubai.

At current rates of exchange, monthly keep is under R20 0000, and with a maiden winner earning R325 000, the financial options can be easily compared to our local model.

There are other benefits offered and the stakes upside, assuming the horse is good enough, are enormous.

The names and contact details of five Dubai Racing Club trainers have been advertised.

Click below to find out more:

Meydan Dubai Racing

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6 comments on “Ever Thought Of Racing In Dubai?

  1. Dean says:

    I am presuming that monthly keep is R20000 and not R200000? Assuming the 20k is correct, this equates to a winning cheque paying for 16 months keep. Now compare this to South Africa where major centres will charge you 10k a month and a winning maiden gets you 62k. So Dubai gives you 16 months for a maiden win and South Africa gives you 6 months?

    1. Editor says:

      It is R20k Dean – so your deduction appears correct

  2. Chris says:

    Someone should do the same comparison for other major centres in the world to see how we compare.If Dubai’s “keep cost” to “winnings” ratio is typical then no wonder racing in S.A is slowly dying.

  3. Mark says:

    what about the freight to Dubai ? app 600k per horse

  4. Paulo says:

    This is a great initiative and something I have been looking at for quiet some time. You would only take a horse from here (SA) if it was above average. You would want to find a horse in the NH and send it there.
    What amazes me is that Mike De Kock isn’t listed in the leaflet. Mike is a South African trainer and has literally put SA racing and product on the map in Dubai. Prior to Mike I don’t think anyone in the Dubai Racing Club knew where SA was never mind that our horses can run and that there are owners here. Its a crying shame that he isn’t listed on the leaflet.
    Personally I would love to race there but would only ever do it with Mike

  5. J Mynhardt says:

    When will our stakes increase? All cost are up but stakes remains the same. They are killing horse racing in SA!

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