Emirates SkyCargo flies racehorses to Dubai and across the globe

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April 3, 2018: In the recent past, Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has transported leading equines for a variety of horse racing championship events, held across the globe.

Show jumping horses were recently moved by Emirates SkyCargo in two special charter flights from Mexico City, where they took part in the first leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, in Miami. In addition to the horses, each weighing between 600 and 650 kilograms, equipment weighing tens of tonnes were also transported, as part of the charter.

The carrier recently flew some of the world’s most highly-rated racehorses to Dubai, for the Dubai World Cup championship, which is one of the most prestigious horse racing events in the world. 

Some of the leading contenders for the Dubai World Cup, such as West Coast, Mubtaahij, and Talismanic made their journey from their homes to Dubai, on Emirates SkyCargo’s fleet of freighters. 

The cargo airline transported racehorses for some of the past champions of the Dubai World Cup, which included Arrogate in 2017, and California Chrome in 2016.

Every year, during the racing season in Dubai, Emirates SkyCargo plays an important role in transporting horses from their homelands to Dubai. The carrier transported horses from across six continents during the run up to the Dubai World Cup championship event.

It’s the third consecutive year that Emirates SkyCargo has been transporting about 100 horses across several continents, for the first three legs of one of the world’s leading show jumping events — the Longines Global Champions Tour.

After the championship event concludes at Miami, horses will be flown to Liege, and subsequently to Shanghai on Emirates SkyCargo’s freighters.

Emirates SkyCargo has the proven expertise to transport premium horses for racing, and other equestrian events across the globe. In the last four months, the cargo carrier has transported over 350 horses, through its network of over 155 destinations, across six continents.

The air cargo carrier’s state-of-the-art infrastructure for equine transportation, includes a fleet of modern freighter aircraft, custom designed horse stalls, as well as dedicated facilities, such as a permanent horse ramp at the Dubai World Central (DWC) airport. 

The stable horse ramp, is one of the few structures available in an airport globally, which allows the horse to transfer from the ground transport vehicle to the horse stall, or vice-versa comfortably, with no danger of injury due to an unstable surface.

Emirates SkyCargo is associated with leading international horse transportation companies, such as Janah Management, and Equitrans, which ensures a stress free and safe journey for the horses. 

Horses also travel with qualified grooms, and in some cases with vets to ensure that horses are in full form, when they land.

Emirates SkyCargo is at the forefront of the global air cargo industry, offering cargo capacity on 14 freighter aircraft, and over 255 passenger aircraft. 

The carrier combines a modern fleet, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and experienced staff to achieve the highest standards of service delivery and customer satisfaction.

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