Video: Emirates SkyCargo flies champion of the race that stops a nation
22 / 11 / 2018
Emirates SkyCargo transported Cross Counter, a three year old horse from Dubai’s Godolphin stables, which won the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s biggest horse racing event and commonly referred to as the race that stops a nation.
Following the race victory, Emirates SkyCargo transported the champion horse from Melbourne to Dubai on a Boeing 777 freighter aircraft. Cross Counter flew in from Melbourne along with seven other horses from the Godolphin stables.
Emirates SkyCargo is no stranger to transporting ‘equine athletes’ on its freighters.
Earlier this year, the carrier undertook the largest air horse charter for the FEI World Equestrian Games, flying 500 horses on 19 flights between Liege, Belgium and Greenville-Spartanburg in the US.
Emirates SkyCargo has previously also transported horses for the Longines Global Champions Tour and the Dubai World Cup.
Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional vice president, cargo, said: “Emirates SkyCargo is proud to have flown Cross Counter to Dubai. We give the highest level attention to detail for the welfare of the horses and strive to create a peaceful and comfortable ambience on our flights allowing the equine champions to hit the ground running.” he added.
Charlie Appleby, Godolphin’s trainer, said: “Cross Counter is now back home in Dubai, following a smooth journey from Australia, where he’ll enjoy a well-deserved rest. Thank you to all of the team at Emirates SkyCargo for their care and attention in transporting our equine stars around the world.”
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