On April 2, the 3rd Chengdu Dubai International Cup – Wenjiang Meydan Horse Race was held in Wenjiang of Chengdu City. 11 top horsemen took part in the match who came from France, England, Netherlands, Ireland, Brazil, Argentina, Panama and other countries, all these players were the outstanding persons who stood out from UAE Season and Dubai Horse Racing World Cup Carnival and other major competitions.
In this competition, together with 50 throughbred racing horses originating in Ireland, Britain, American and South Africa, the horsemen presented five world-class horse races to the audience, the total bonus reached up to 3.75 million Yuan. The five races respectively were Chengdu Dubai International Cup 2218 Meters Endurance Race, 1600 Meters Wenjiang Meydan Race, 2418 Meters Meydan Handicap Race, 1600 Meters Guangsha Handicap Race and 1400 Wenjiang Speed Race.
The horseman Richard Mullen won the championship of Chengdu Dubai International Cup 2218 Meters Endurance Race, which set up the highest bonus among five races for 1.5 billion Yuan. Richard had took part in three Chengdu Dubai International Cups held in Wenjiang of Chengdu City, in the first two times, his performances were not ideal, but he finally achieved his wish as he won the championship.
“I am glad to come to Chengdu again, the facilities and weather here are famous.” The oldest player in this competition was Netherlands horseman Adrie De Vries, who obtained the championship of 1600 Meters Wenjiang Meydan Race, he had come to Chengdu for the competition last year.
In addition, the horseman Xavier Ziani obtained the championship of 1400 Wenjiang Speed Race, the horseman Olivier Doleuze obtained the championship of 2418 Meters Meydan Handicap Race, and the horseman Marc Monaghan obtained the championship of Wenjiang Meydan Race.
Fu Yonglin, the Deputy Mayor of People’s Government of Chengdu, attended the competition opening ceremony and made a speech. He represented that, as the key city of national “One Belt One Road” strategy, it was one of Chengdu’s key directions for future development to cooperate with Dubi and open to the west. He hoped that Chengdu Dubai International Cup – Wenjiang Meydan Horse Race could play its bridge function contonously, and promote economic, trade and cultural exchange between two countries to develop deeply starting from Horse Industry.
As known by us, Dubai Meydan Horseracing Race enjoys great popularity among international horseracing races, it is called as “World Most Influencing Competition”. In 2014, it was the first time for such an influential competition to hold in the place outside the UAE, it chose Wenjiang for three years continuously.