World Cup fever!

The 25th running of the Grade 1 $12 million Dubai World Cup is this Saturday, and as I’m sure you’re already aware, the Stidham stable’s Mystic Guide, who’s favourite for the race, has been gifted the perfect pre-race fillip in drawing post position number 6.

For fans of the stable eager to watch the race live, here’s all you need to know, courtesy of our friends over at the Thoroughbred Daily News:

FS1 will offer live coverage of the G1 Dubai World Cup, with post time scheduled for 12:50 p.m. EST, Saturday, Mar. 27. Additionally, the deep undercard features six stakes, which will air live from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST on FS1. Coverage of the Dubai World Cup card on FS1 is presented by Star Guitar.

Rishi Persad, Tom Stanley and Angus McNae will be hosting the action from London, while Nick Lightfoot and Bernard Condren will bring viewers all the latest from Meydan Racecourse. The race call will be provided by Craig Evans. Laffit Pincay III will offer stateside updates live from Aqueduct Racetrack. Wagering is available in the United States via NYRA Bets.

In addition to the Dubai World Cup, the telecast will include live coverage of the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic [12:10 p.m.].

The Dubai World Cup undercard includes the G2 Godolphin Mile; G2 Dubai Gold Cup; G1 Al Quoz Sprint; G2 UAE Derby; G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen and G1 Dubai Turf.

Free Equibase-provided past performances are available for races that are part of the broadcast and can be accessed at


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