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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
ARROGATE HEADLINES FIELD AS NBCSN PRESENTS $10 MILLION DUBAI WORLD CUP FOR THE FIRST TIME, LIVE THIS SAT., MARCH 25 AT 10:30 AM ET
Three-Hour Telecast Includes Four Live Races & Encore of Triple Crown Prep Race UAE Derby
Winner of $6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic and $12 Million Pegasus World Cup, Arrogate Aims For Another Lucrative Victory
NBCSN Coverage Streamed Live on NBCSports.com & the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 21, 2017 – NBCSN presents three hours of live Dubai World Cup horse racing coverage this Saturday, Mar. 25, at 10:30 a.m. ET. In addition to the live $10 million Dubai World Cup, NBCSN will air three live races, the Dubai Golden Shaheen, Dubai Turf, and Dubai Sheema Classic.
Arrogate, winner of the $6 million 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic and the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational this past January, headlines the 14-horse field for the Dubai World Cup. Keen Ice, who upset Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at the 2015 Travers Stakes, and Hoppertunity, who finished third in the Dubai World Cup last year, will also run in the race.
Also on the telecast, NBCSN will present an encore of the UAE Derby, a key Triple Crown prep race.
Nick Luck hosts the telecast live from Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.
The NBCSN coverage will be streamed live on NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
NBC SPORTS GROUP AND HORSE RACING: NBC Sports Group is the exclusive home to the most important and prestigious events in horse racing, including the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup. Also in 2017, NBC Sports Group televised the world’s richest horse race (the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational) and will present the $10 million Dubai World Cup in March, and the Epsom Derby and the Royal Ascot meet in June. NBC has been the exclusive home of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes since 2001, and the Belmont Stakes since 2011, when NBC Sports Group reassembled the Triple Crown.
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