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2012 Dubai World Cup on U.S. TV
Finding horse racing broadcasting or live streaming online can be tough when you are searching for the 2012 Dubai World Cup. In the past, major U.S. broadcasting channels carried the race, but online, they are not directly advertising it this year. In the meantime, the Jockey Club is joining up with CBS, NBCSports, and other news channels for a new website that brings live horse racing coverage to Americans called FollowHorseRacing.com. However, what about international events like the 2012 Dubai World Cup?
About the Dubai World Cup
On March 31, 2012, the world will be watching the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse to see which horse will win the $10 million dollar purse. This is, by far, the largest prize for winning a horse race this year and surpasses other races like the Breeder's Cup or the Kentucky Derby that offers $2 to $6 million maximum. There are other highlights to this race other than the big winning, like the Toni Braxton closing performance, but where to watch it on TV is the main question that horse racing fans are asking for.
2012 Dubai World Cup fields
In America, we refer to the possible Kentucky Derby runners as "contenders." In the Middle East, they often favor continental English and choose the words "likely fields" instead. Either way, if you are interested in knowing which 11 horses will run in the 2012 Dubai World Cup, your answer is at their website.
More than one race on March 31
In addition to the $10 million race sponsored by Emirates Airline, you will also see the other races they will be holding on March 31, 2012. The prize for these races range from $250,000+. If you want to watch those them, you will need to look at their racing schedule (also called "post times"). The ThoroughbredTimes.com was clever enough to list the full Dubai World Cup post times schedule for March 31 with Dubai times next to Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
U.S. television coverage of the 2012 Dubai World Cup
Online, you will see plenty of advertisements for the Dubai World Cup 2012 on gambling websites. Some of these, like TVG and HRTV are associated with betting, but they are also horse racing television channels for the United States. Although many of these types of websites do not advertise that they will show the race, you are likely to see some Dubai World Cup coverage at TVG or HRTV. The keywords to look for online are "live streaming" or "tv schedules".
Regardless, the most reliable way for U.S. horse racing fans to watch the Dubai World Cup for 2012 is through iTunes or your smartphone. The DubaiWorldCup.com website offers a link to this new app that is available through Apple.com for free. Included at the app webpage is a promise that, "Streaming videos are available after each race on DWC day."
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Maryam Louise is a longtime resident of the Bluegrass State and has lived in the shadows of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky over the past two decades. In addition to being a fan of horse racing, she has also had a chance to get to know jockeys, horse groomers, and betting clerks as an ESL instructor. Currently, she writes for KentuckyDerby.org and relies on her friends in the multiple facets of the equine industry for writing inspiration.
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