Horsemen Info

Subsidies & Incentives

•Subsidised horse transportation
(Conditions apply. Please see shipping conditions)
•Stables open 15th December 2018
•Subsidised world class facilities

TRAVEL
The Duai Racing Club (DRC) will meet the cost of return transport for each horse to and from it country of residence based on 1/3 share (see previous page), providing the horse runs twice at Meydan during the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival.
For countries from where direct travel is not available to the UAE due to quarantine protocols, a travel subsidy will be provided to assist with shipment costs for horses.
If the horse is sold either privately or at public auction in the UAE, the return portion of the transport subsidy is forfieted.

THE DRC QUARANTINE STABLES
These facilities are located adjacent to Meydan Racecourse, and approximately 25 minutes drive from Dubai International Airport.
International stables are primarily used for EU horses.  In the event of overflow, EU horse will be accomodated in alternative DRC quarantine facilities.
No-EU horses will be accommodated in Dubai World Cup & Meydan Quarantine Stable situated alongside the International Stables.
Apart from housing horses in modern facilities, the DRC quarantine stables also prove stable staff with excellent on-site accommodation.  Included in the staff accommodation is a recreation room, swimming pool, administration office with internet access and international telephone.  The accommodation is close to all local amenities.
In the DRC quarantine stables there will be no cost related to:
1. Provision of boxes
2. Limited on-site accommodation (on a shared basis allocated to the number of horses)
    
    The following accommodation allowances will be made:
    1 - 2 horses    1 person
    3 - 4 horses    2 people
    5 - 7 horses    3 people
    8 - 10 horses    4 people

3. DRC quarantine stables security staff
4. Use of any Meydan training facility
5. Use of shared administration office

Accommodation Deposit
Each trainer will be required to deposit AED1,000 damages security for each member of staff accommodated on-site.  The full amount will be refunded upon the departure of the staff member if apartment/room has not sustained any damage.
Staff Transfer/Change Over Fee
Due to the newly implemented Tourism Tax for hotel/hotel apartments/accommodation there will be an administration fee levied to the trainers account for each transfer/change-over of staff made throughout the DWCC season.

PLEASE NOTE: All requests pertaining to accommodation and/or the facilities should be directed to the appropriate quarantine facility manager (please find details in Contact Directory).

Additionally, the DRC will cover the following costs in the DRC Quarantine Stables:
1. All electricity and water.
2. Transport to and from Meydan when engaged to race.

Also, the DRC will supply a minimum of two grooms/attendants for each barn consisting of 10 boxes in the DRC Quarantine Stable, who may be utilized by any occupying trainer.
All other horse related costs such as veterinary and feed etc are to be met by the owner/s.
AED 100 + 5% VAT (approx. US$30) for hay and bedding will be charged per day per horse.
PLEASE NOTE: The DRC grooms are there is to assist visiting staff only and will NOT be held responsible for the care of the horses.  The horses are the responsibility of the trainers' staff at ALL times and DRC staff will not be held responsible for the horse/s in the absence of trainer or his/her employees.
Except for those that are required to enter Pre-Export Quarantine, subsidies will end seven (7) days after the horse's final run at Meydan Racecourse.
For those horses remaining in the DRC Quarantine Stables, AED 2,000 (+5% VAT) per month or AED 70 (+5% VAT) box rental will be charged.