HRTV to Broadcast Dubai World Cup Card Live

HRTV will once again provide live coverage of Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) day from Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates March 31.

HRTV's Jon White and Becky Witzman will anchor the coverage of the world's richest day of racing, beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern time.

The 12th running of Dubai World Cup program will offer $21 million in purses,and has drawn 84 entries. The headline event is the $6-million Dubai World Cup at 1 1/4 miles. The race will be headed by the 2006 Horse of the Year Invasor, undefeated Discreet Cat, and  Premium Tap. Eight horses are slated to go postward in the World Cup, with estimated post time of 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.

The undercard is topped by a pair of $5-million turf events: the Dubai Sheema Classic and Dubai Duty Free, which is expected to feature Southern California-based superstar Lava Man, and the Todd Pletcher-trained English Channel.  
The Dubai World Cup is the culmination of the Dubai Racing Carnival, which HRTV has carried live since the beginning of the year.