DUBAI’S FINANCIAL WOES EXPLODE TRAFFIC
The Summerhill website, and especially our blog, is one of the most visited in thoroughbred breeding. While the provision of material is largely the responsibility of the people who live and work here, none of the sites appeal would’ve been possible without the creative genius of Michael Nefdt, who’s away on a fortnight’s break at the moment. That hasn’t stopped the intrigue which makes for the traffic we see every day on the site.
Amazingly, when Dubai’s financial woes hit the international press on Friday, the flow of traffic to our site exploded, no doubt driven by the knowledge of our twenty year association with the Ruling family of that domain. More than 500 enquiries emanated from the United States alone, while 82 visited from Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Unfortunately for our readers, and principally because of the public holidays in the financial markets of the United States and the celebration of the holy festival of Eid in the Middle East, there was little we could do to respond to their curiosities, until Monday. Nonetheless, we were more than flattered that people should’ve felt what we had to say on the subject was worth reading, and we hope we didn’t disappoint them in the posting we eventually registered on Monday.