Gulf Racing Club
Gulf Racing Club is a newly formed ownership company based in Dubai, UAE. The focus for the venture will be on racing in the “Gulf” region of countries, namely the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
There are very exciting developments in the region with regard to high level stakes racing initiatives and the recent talk of a “joint” racing programme which will encourage cross participation of the nations racing horses, making this stakes rich racing more openly available to raiders.
Dubai in particular offers a great racing package for the owner or racing fan, with stakes rich racing coupled together with a fantastic racing carnival and the “jewel in the crown” being Dubai World Cup night. Saudi Arabia have now seen two renewals of their very own Saudi Cup, which is supported by an undercard of stakes rich races for raiders and locals. Bahrain have just introduced a “Turf Series” of stakes rich races for this season as well. The team is in a fantastic position to maximise potential of the region, with our Dubai based trainer, Mike De Kock, being a highly successful trainer in the region for decades. With his training experience and the sourcing network of our bloodstock agent, Justin Vermaak, we shall be able to introduce the right type of horse to bring our owners the thrill of winning at Meydan and benefiting from the stakes rich programme on offer.
We have also teamed up with a travel partner so that we can offer our clients and friends various racing and sports themed trips, our first confirmed “tour” will be next March, a trip to Dubai for Super Saturday followed by a flight to the UK to soak up two days of the Cheltenham Festival. A trip not to be missed!