Dates for your diary
By Jo Finzi
This month’s horse racing events gets under starter’s orders with the Fillies and Fashion socialites spectacular on Thursday 1st and Thursday 9th.
Marks & Spencer and BurJuman will once again play host to a stylish display of racing fashion and millinery and will be showcasing their latest racewear collections.
On the track, competitors from all corners of the globe will take part in the US$31,000,000 Dubai International Racing Carnival.
“Fillies & Fashion has grown to be one of the fashion highlights of the year in Dubai and a perfect lead-in to the BurJuman Style Stakes at the Dubai World Cup” said Safiya Burnell, Head of Sales & Marketing at Dubai Racing Club.
Each event features choreographed catwalk fashion shows, presenting designer racing fashion to the backdrop of thrilling international racing on track.
There’s a “Best Dressed Lady” competition held on the night, with fantastic prizes to be won including gift vouchers from the sponsors, a helicopter arrival to the DWC courtesy of Quintessentially, and return flights and a three-day stay, courtesy of Chiva Som spa in Thailand.
The mouthwatering four-course dinner includes drinks and gifts for the ladies - all for Dhs300. Call 04 3322277 or click on http://www.dubairacingclub.com
The big race
The world’s richest race, the US$6,000,000 Dubai World Cup will be run at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse on 31st. The day’s racing includes a further five thoroughbred group races and a group one for purebred Arabians, making it one of the most significant days in global thoroughbred horseracing.
For further information on runners and riders, click here - http://www.dubaiworldcup.com