They’re off: Emirates races ahead for premium horse transport

Emirates SkyCargo flew in some of the world’s most highly rated racehorses to Dubai for the Dubai World Cup Championship.
Some of the leading contenders for the Dubai World Cup such as West Coast, Mubtaahij, and Talismanic journeyed to Dubai on Emirates SkyCargo’s fleet of freighters.
For the third year in a row, Emirates SkyCargo is transporting nearly 100 horses across continents during the first three legs of one of the world’s leading show jumping events: the Longines Global Champions Tour.
Show jumping horses were moved in two special charter flights from Mexico City where they took part in the first leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour to Miami. The horses arrived in Miami on the 31st of March where they will be competing in the second round of the Tour.
In addition to the horses, each weighing between 600-650 kg, equipment weighing tens of tonnes was also transported as part of the charter.
Once done with the competitions at Miami, the horses will be flown to Liege and from there to Shanghai on Emirates SkyCargo’s freighters.
In the last four months, the carrier has transported over 350 horses through its network of over 155 destinations across six continents.
The air cargo carrier’s modern infrastructure for equine transportation includes custom designed horse stalls as well as a permanent horse ramp at Dubai World Central (DWC) airport.
The stable horse ramp, one of the few such structures available in an airport globally, allows the horse to transfer from the ground transport vehicle to the horse stall or vice-versa in comfort with no danger of injury due to an unstable surface.
Emirates SkyCargo works with leading international horse transportation companies such as Janah Management and Equitrans to ensure a stress free and safe journey for the horses. Horses also travel with qualified grooms and in some cases with vets to make certain that the horses are in full form when they land.
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