Emirates and Godolphin announce new five-year sponsorship

Dubai, UAE: 28 May 2024 - Emirates Airline and the Godolphin thoroughbred horseracing and breeding operation, both organisations founded in and synonymous with Dubai, have today announced the renewal of their long-standing sponsorship partnership.

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, have now sponsored Godolphin for over 20 years, during which time the famous blue silks featuring the Emirates logo have been carried to victory in countless top flight races.

Godolphin have won almost 9,000 races worldwide - over 400 at G1 level and have been crowned Champion Owner on numerous occasions.

Emirates’ long-standing support of the growth and development of horseracing in Dubai and around the world extends from title sponsor of the Dubai World Cup, other races on the thoroughbred calendar and the Godolphin stables, which has produced some of the world’s highest calibre horses and jockeys, cementing its commitment to supporting the very best equestrian sports around the world.

Hugh Anderson, Godolphin Managing Director (UK and Dubai) said, “We are delighted to continue our longstanding partnership and successful relationship with Emirates.

“It is very fitting that Dubai’s home team, Godolphin, is associated with such a powerhouse of aviation in Emirates and we look forward to continuing to work together as the two brands move from strength to strength .”

Boutros Boutros, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand at Emirates, said: “Godolphin embodies Dubai’s passion for horseracing. Our partnership with Godolphin has helped turn the Dubai-based horseracing stable into one of the teams to beat around the world, drawing in the attention of millions of horseracing enthusiasts around the globe. We are extremely proud that the Emirates brand can be seen across Godolphin team’s momentous victories, and we’re excited to see where the next five years take us as partners.”