The Dubai World Cup Premieres on DSPORT for the first time in India Amongst the World’s Richest Sporting Events

New Delhi, April 26, 2017: The Dubai world cup- the biggest and the best horse racing event in the world is here for the Indian sports enthusiasts for the first time ever with Discovery’s DSPORT channel set to telecast the event live and exclusive on March 25, 2017 at 06:30 pm Indian time.

The Dubai world cup, a thoroughbred horse race held annually since 1996 and contested at the Meydan Racecourse is considered to be the best and the biggest racing action in the world. Annually held on the last Saturday in March, the Dubai World Cup is part of the Dubai World Cup Night of races that carries a purse of $ 30 million for the day’s races and a whopping $ 10 million prize for the Dubai World Cup Race.

The best horses from 13 countries will be competing in the Dubai world cup and the highlight of the race will be the Bob Baffert trained Arrogate (American). The rest of the American contingent for the Dubai World Cup includes Gun Runner, Keen Ice, and Neolithic. Japan has sent over a quartet comprising of Awardee, Apollo Kentucky, Gold Dream and fan-favorite Lani for the headlinine event .The local competition brings in the top four finishers from Round 3 of the Al Maktoum Challenge: Long River, Special Fighter, Furia Cruzada and Move Up.

 Key Highlights

  • Most wins by an owner: 6 wins – Godolphin Racing(2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2014)
  • Most wins by a jockey: 4 wins- Jerry Bailey(1996, 1997, 2001, 2002)
  • Most wins by a trainer:7 wins – Saeed bin Suroor(1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2014, 2015)
  • California Chrome,the winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby won the 2016 Dubai world cup.

Bob Baffert trained Arrogate who pipped California Chrome to the post in the 2016 Breeders Cup Classic leads the field for the Dubai World Cup 2017.

The best live action from around the world of Horse racing, Soccer, Motor Racing and Golf amongst others is brought to you on DSPORT (Discovery’s new sports channel) for Indian audiences. DSPORT is available on DishTV channel 630, Videocon D2H channel 410 and Hathway channel 183, Fastway LCN number 314 ,GTPL LCN 114 amongst others


DSPORT is the premium sports TV channel launched by Discovery Networks Asia Pacific specifically for the Indian subcontinent. The channel is focused on bringing the most live sports content, over 4000 hours, from around the world to audiences in India. DSPORT’s wide portfolio of live sports content includes the best of cycling, football, horse-racing, golf, motorsports, and extreme sports from around the world. From the Tour de France to the Six Nations Rugby, the prestigious British Open in golf to football’s Chinese Super League, DSPORT celebrates sporting excellence, connects audiences with the athletes and sports they love and demonstrates Discovery’s commitment to super-serve passionate sports fans across the sub-continent.



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