The winners of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards, established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will be honoured on Thursday, March 29, 2018, two days before the 2018 edition of the Dubai World Cup.
The Awards will recognise the best performances, throughout the year, of the horses, jockeys, owners and trainers who took part in the 2017 Dubai World Cup.
Officially announced by the Meydan Group in 2016 at the Dubai World Cup Post Position Draw, the Awards will honour the Best Horse, Best Jockey, Best Owner and the Best Trainer.
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Meydan Group aims to link the world with the Emirate of Dubai through international horseracing and
equestrian events, a range of commercial developments, hospitality, sports, entertainment and
amusement services, a series of state-of-the-art business parks, residential villa communities, schools,
hospitals, business towers with luxury waterfront developments and shopping destinations.
Meydan Group brings together elegant lifestyle opportunities with leading entertainment and sporting events. The portfolio consists of The Meydan Hotel, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, The Track Meydan Golf, QUBE Sports Lounge, Meydan Tennis Academy, Dubai Equestrian Club, Emirates Equestrian Centre, Dubai Racing Club and the iconic architectural marvel, Meydan Racecourse, home of the world’s richest race day – the Dubai World Cup.
Nielsen Sports is the premier provider of analytics and insights within the sports industry, offering the most
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The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Jockey Club, is an
industry leader in the areas of technology and information services for industry professionals, including
owners, breeders, trainers, and farm personnel.
With a commitment to innovation and service excellence, TJCIS provides a broad array of products and services designed to aid decision-making and enhance Thoroughbred management and promotion. It does so through its three divisions – equineline.com, Cataloguing, and Software Sales and Consulting.
KPMG is a global network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. The firms
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KPMG member firms can be found in 152 countries. Collectively they employ more than 189,000 people across a range of disciplines.
Sustaining and enhancing the quality of this professional workforce is KPMG’s primary objective. Wherever our firms operate, we want them to be no less than the professional employers of choice.
KPMG in the Lower Gulf has approximately 850 people, including over 75 Partners and Directors located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Muscat.