the most important horse racing event in the world

Meydan Racecourse

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.


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


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