Dubai, UAE: In line with its master-planned community presence in Meydan and long-standing partnership with Dubai Racing Club, Azizi Developments, a leading private developer in the UAE, is sponsoring the opening night of the Dubai World Cup Carnival and is part of this prestigious event on the racing calendar for the fourth consecutive year. Thursday’s race night ran over seven races.

At the Dubai World Cup Carnival Race Meet, which was hosted on Thursday, the 21st of January 2021, Mr Mirwais Azizi, Founder and Chairman of Azizi Developments, presented the trophy to Antonio Fresu rider of Military Law, the winner of the Al Maktoum Challenge R1 race and Mr Farhad Azizi, CEO of Azizi Developments, awarded Adrie de Vries rider of Lord Glitters as the winner of the Singspiel Stakes Race.

Azizi Developments’ senior management team presented the winners of the remaining five races of the Dubai World Cup Carnival on Thursday, the 21st of January 2021.

RacePursePresenter1st Place Winner  Jockey / Horse
Race 1: Al Furjan sponsored by Azizi
TB – Handicap 1400m(a7f) – Dirt
USD 65,000Mr Nima Khojasteh, Executive Director – Sales & MarketingJockey-Patrick Dobbs Horse-Golden Goal (IRE)
Race 2: Dubai Racing Club Classic sponsored by Aliyah by Azizi
TB – Listed Handicap 2410m (a12F) – Turf
USD 88,000Mr Ragheb Hussein, Executive Director – EngineeringJockey-William BuickHorse-Walton Street (GB)
Race 3: Dubai Stakes sponsored by Park Avenue by Azizi
TB – Group 3 1200m (a6F) – Dirt
USD 130,000Mr Yousef Mehrabi,
Chief Internal Auditor
Jockey– Tadhg O’SheaHorse-Switzerland (USA)
Race 4: Singspiel Stakes sponsored by Riviera by Azizi
TB – Group 2 1800m (a9F) – Turf
USD 163,000Mr Farhad Azizi,
Chief Executive Officer
Jockey– Adrie de VriesHorse-Lord Glitters (FR)
Race 5: Al Maktoum Challenge R1 sponsored by Mina by Azizi
TB – Group 2 1600m (a8F) – Dirt
USD 228,000Mr Mirwais Azizi,
Founder & Chairman
Jockey– Antonio FresuHorse-Military Law (GB)
Race 6: Al Fahdi Fort sponsored by Creek Views by Azizi
TB – Group 2 1400m (a7F) – Turf
USD 163,000Mr Fawad Azizi,
Deputy CEO
Jockey– Lanfranco DettoriHorse-Land Of Legends (IRE)
Race 7: Dubai Dash sponsored by Aura by Azizi
TB – Limited Handicap 1000m (a5F) – Turf
USD 88,000Mr Nashat Helal,
Chief Financial Officer
Jockey- Lanfranco DettoriHorse– Equilateral (GB)

In his comments, Mr Mirwais Azizi said: “The Dubai World Cup Carnival, Racing at Meydan, and especially the subsequent Dubai World Cup, excite all of us at Azizi Developments every year. Especially in times like these, an event where communities can come together, with proper health precautions being taken and adhered to, to rejoice in hope and passion for a sport that is deeply rooted in the UAE’s heritage, is truly a touching experience for all who value not only equestrianism, but also the feeling of togetherness. We are absolutely delighted to sponsor this meet for the fourth year running, one that truly raises the bar for excellence every year, and we will continue to support high-profile events that put this great emirate – a global leader in both business and tourism – on the world stage.”

“We congratulate the very talented winners of today’s races and look forward to a new dawn of hope, success and progress”, he continued. 

The Dubai World Cup Carnival of the 21st of January is worth a combined $925,000 in prize money across seven races run. The Dubai World Cup Carnival runs annually from January to March and is a season of high-class international race days, championed by the most successful, high-profile owners, trainers, jockeys and horses in the world. It runs alongside the domestic Racing at Meydan season and paves the way for the Dubai World Cup.

About Azizi Developments:

Azizi Developments is a leading developer based in Dubai, UAE. With thousands of homes successfully delivered to local and international investors and end users of over 100 nationalities, the developer prides itself on its extensive portfolio of modern luxury developments across Dubai’s most sought-after residential destinations, its construction-driven approach, and its commitment to transparency and customer centricity. Azizi’s residential and commercial properties are investor friendly, catering to all lifestyles. The developer makes it its international mission to develop lifestyles and enrich the lives of its residents with a focus on catalysing the vision and development of the markets that it operates in. 

Azizi currently has approximately 100 ongoing projects that are to be delivered between 2020 and 2023, and an additional 100+ projects in planning, worth several billion US dollars, that are projected to be delivered between 2023 and 2025. The company has a strong track record and sizeable project pipeline through its extensive land bank and strategic partnerships with Dubai’s key master developers and is instrumental in developing world-class properties in MBR City, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Healthcare City, Al Furjan, Studio City, Sports City and Downtown Jebel Ali.