Emirates SkyCargo flies champion of Melbourne Cup Australia 2018

Following the race victory, Emirates SkyCargo transported the champion horse from Melbourne to Dubai on its dedicated Boeing 777 freighter aircraft on November 11th. Cross Counter flew in from Melbourne along with seven other horses from the Godolphin stables - Folkswood, Benbatl, Blair House, Emotionless, Comicas, Best Solution and Prize Money.


Cross Counter Emirates SkyCargo Melbourne Cup Australia


On November 6th 2018, Cross Counter, a three year old horse hailing from the stables of Godolphin, created history by winning the 158th edition of the Melbourne Cup Australia’s biggest horse racing event – commonly referred to as the race that stops a nation.

Following the race victory, Emirates SkyCargo transported the champion horse from Melbourne to Dubai on its dedicated Boeing 777 freighter aircraft on November 11th. Cross Counter flew in from Melbourne along with seven other horses from the Godolphin stables – Folkswood, Benbatl, Blair House, Emotionless, Comicas, Best Solution and Prize Money.

 

Emirates SkyCargo is no stranger to transporting equine athletes on its freighter aircraft and regularly flies premium horses from leading stables around the world, including Godolphin, for racing competitions and other equestrian events.  Earlier this year, the carrier undertook the largest air horse charter for the FEI World Equestrian Games™, flying 500 horses on 19 flights between Liege, Belgium and Greenville-Spartanburg, USA.  Emirates SkyCargo has previously also transported horses for the Longines Global Champions Tour and the Dubai World Cup.

 

Emirates SkyCargo has developed Emirates Equine, a specialised air transportation solution for horses which ensures that four legged champions can travel in an environment designed to maximise comfort and safety. Emirates Equine complies with all requirements set by international and national authorities for transport of horses including IATA’s Live Animals Regulations (LAR).