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Emirates NBD sponsors Al Quoz Sprint at Dubai World Cup for third successive year
(24 March 2012)

 

Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, announced today that it is once again the official sponsorof the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprintat the prestigious Dubai World Cup, the richest horse race in the world. This is the third year that Emirates NBD is sponsoring the well-known sprint. To further demonstrate its passion for racing, the bank is also hosting its VIP clients in the Emirates NBD corporate hospitality box throughout the day on March 31, 2012.

Serving as one of the impressive roster of nine Dubai World Cup races,the Group 1 AlQuoz Sprint is held at 1,000m on the turf, and offers prizemoney of US$1 million.
 
“Horses and horse racing are a UAE nationalsport, and one that we share a passion for at Emirates NBD,” said Rick Pudner, Group CEO, Emirates NBD. “As ahighly competitive,pedigree sport, horse racing is aligned to our own values of success and ancestral heritage. As a national financial institution, this race is also aligned with our commitment to supporting UAE horse racing, as part of our wider endorsement of sports.
 
“Havingestablished a firm place among the top thoroughbred racing events in the world,Dubai World Cup attracts a global audience each year,” continued Pudner. “Hence our sponsorship of the Al Quoz Sprint also provides us with invaluable international exposure that goes hand-in-hand with participating in this high profile event, and helps strengthen our brand recognition globally.” 
 
Frank Gabriel, Chief Executive Office of the Dubai Racing Club said: “The Dubai World Cup is a spectacle that captures the attention of the world. Thenine Dubai World Cup races attract the greatest competitors and top horsemen to Dubai for this test of champions. We are pleased to once again team with Emirates NBD to offer the Al Quoz Sprint, a race that challenges the best sprinters for supremacy at 1,000metres. Emirates NBD is committed to the success of the Dubai World Cup and the role it serves to the community. Through their generous support we have accomplished Dubai World Cup greatness and inspirational moments to fill the memories of countless spectators. We look forward to great success in 2012 and for years to come.”  
 
This year, Emirates NBD will also be offering race goers the opportunity to win great prizes by having their photograph taken during the event.  Roaming photographers will be capturing race goers in all their finery and posting the images on the Emirates NBD “Passion for Racing” Facebook page. To enter the competition, participants must simply “Like” their photograph on the page for a chance to win some fantastic prizes.
 
Emirates NBD is closely involved with many major international sporting events including, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic Golf tournament, the FINA World Swimming Championships, the Al Habtoor Tennis championship and the Arabian Horse Racing Day in the UK, to name a few.
 

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