Wireless camera systems at the Meydan racecourse in Dubai are becoming a common way of life for Broadcast RF, with a number of HD RF systems provided for both the host broadcaster and the world feed for the richest horse race in the world – the Dubai World Cup. Broadcast RF supplied a vast amount of RF equipment including two tracking vehicle links, eight hand held/SteadiCAM wireless camera systems, six starting gate camera links, and a helicopter downlink. This equipment was installed and engineered by Broadcast RFs expert crew who spend the week in sunny Dubai.
As the sun set and the crew and jockeys got ready for the next day full of races the 17th Dubai World Cup kicked off the excitement for events to come with a stunning fireworks display, glow stick adorned dancers and many different acts throughout the evening of the opening ceremony. The closing ceremony was a repeat of the opening with a concert to entertain the crowds with names such as Toni Braxton, Leona Lewis and the Pussycat Dolls.
This years race proved to be one of many firsts, apart from the triple triumph for Godolphin, a remarkable fact during Saturday’s Dubai World Cup is that the remaining six races were won by trainers who had not tasted success earlier on the big night.
Five jockeys also made their first entry into the winner’s enclosure, adding to the series of firsts this year, which included two female jockeys riding on the big night.