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Dubai World Cup

Meydan Racecourse, Dubai


The most important horse racing event in the world

The Dubai World Cup’s ‘home’, the Meydan Racecourse and Grandstand, is the world’s largest integrated racing facility, with a seating capacity of more than 60,000 spectators. It presents unique challenges, from its 1.5 kilometre length, to its LED screen one of the widest in the world, a whole football field long.

For the opening and closing ceremonies produced by Balich Worldwide Shows, 59 Productions created spectacular video content that took audiences across the globe, as well providing a graphical accompaniment to both the live show and the horse race itself.

The Dubai World Cup Show celebrated the whole world gathering in the place where passion for horses was born. The finest thoroughbreds, the greatest jockeys and spectators have come from five continents to share this experience. The importance of the event was marked by the Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s presence.

Opened 2017

Meydan Racecourse, Dubai


Creative & Executive Production
Balich Worldwide Shows MEA

Creative Director
Francisco Negrin

Associate Creative Director
Angela Aló

Project Manager
Fabrizio Audagnotto

Deputy PM/Artistic Producer
Carly MacMillan

59 Team

Creative Director
Richard Slaney

Tommy Lexen

Senior Video Designer
Nick Corrigan

Design Assistant
Hannah Fasching

Director of Photography
Catherine Goldschmidt
Edmund Saunders

Assistant Designers
Gareth Damian Martin
Matthew Taylor

Aaron Brady
Emily Howells
Edd Stockton
Marco Sandeman
Chris Rabet
Zoubein Rana
Chris Plant
Philip Sandeman
James Thexton
Joseph Pierce
Will Lanham
Mark Kilroy
Novak Media

Doug Walker
Edmund Saunders

Additional Artwork
Joanna Pilarczyk

Sound Design
Tom Hackley

Technical Assistant
Iain Syme

Live-Action Producer – Dubai
Tommy Lexen

Live-Action Producer – London
Rebecca Collis