Where to Watch/Listen During Dubai World Cup Week

Events / Travel
A scene from the 2014 Dubai World Cup festival. (Wikimedia Commons)

The March 25, $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline held the distinction of being the world’s most lucrative horse race until earlier this year, when Frank Stronach and Gulfstream Park established a new benchmark when launching the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational.

This year’s Dubai World Cup, hosted by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum at his state-of-the-art Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates, promised to be, as usual, a highlight of the early spring racing calendar. However, the Dubai World Cup gained additional prestige when Juddmonte Stables’ Arrogate shipped to Dubai to contest the 1 ¼-mile event. Arrogate, winner of the Jan. 28 Pegasus World Cup, can become the richest North American-based racehorse in history if he wins the Dubai World Cup.

The Dubai World Cup and three additional stakes events from Meydan will be televised live on NBCSN on Saturday. That broadcast culminates additional television, radio, and online coverage leading up to the Dubai World Cup racecard, which offers eight Thoroughbred stakes races with purses totaling $29 million.

Post positions will be drawn on March 22, and Hoppertunity, Keen Ice, Gun Runner, and Neolithic are slated to represent the U.S. in the World Cup in addition to Arrogate. Here’s a rundown of horse racing television, radio, and online streaming video coverage of the Dubai World Cup.

TV Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network

March 25

Live broadcast from Dubai featuring hosts Mike Joyce and Simon Bray

7:45 a.m. (first post)

TVG

March 25

Live broadcast of the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline, the Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News, the Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World, and the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

NBCSN

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
March 22 At the Races with Steve Byk: Pedigree Talk and Tourney Talk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
March 22 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
March 22 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
March 23 At The Races with Steve Byk: Shedrow Confidential 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
March 23 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
March 23 Brisnet Call-In Show 6 p.m. HRRN
March 24 At The Races with Steve Byk: Weekend Preview 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
March 24 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
March 24 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
March 25 Equine Forum 8 a.m. HRRN
March 25 Exclusive live streaming coverage of the Dubai World Cup  11 a.m. HRRN

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

Online Video Schedule

Date Program Time Website
March 25 Dubai World Cup racecard: live on-site coverage from Meydan Racecourse 9 a.m. XBTV

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

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