Good news for racegoers is that all nine Dubai World Cup races being run on Saturday will be broadcast live on Tellytrack on channel 239 on DStv.
And full wagering menus are being offered by TAB and Betting World.
If last year’s numbers are anything to go by, punters can expect huge pools for the Meydan meeting.
The main race last year saw the TAB Quartet reach more than R2 million, the Trifecta more than R3 million and the Exacta more than R4 million. The Win pool was a whopping R5.5 million.
This Saturday the Quartet pool on the main race is estimated to reach R2.5 million.
The Bipot starts in Race 2, the PA in Race 3, the Pick 6 in Race 4 and the Jackpot in Race 6.
Interestingly, last year’s Jackpot pool touched the R2-million mark.
South African trainer Mike de Kock has three runners at a race meeting at which he has had huge success in the past.
Former Durban July champion Marinaresco goes in the Dubai Gold Cup and is at odds of 22-1, with the favourite, Cross Counter, at 15-10.
De Kock saddles Yulong Prince (formerly Surcharge) and Majestic Mambo in the Dubai Turf and they are joint rank outsiders at 50-1. The 12-10 favourite here is Japanese sensation Almond Eye.
Programme (SA times):
13:45: Race 1. $1,000,000 Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic over 2000m.
14:15: Race 2. $1,500,000 Group 2 Godolphin Mile over 1600m
14:50: Race 3. $1,500,000 Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup over 3200m
15:30: Race 4. $2,000,000 Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint over 1200m
16:05: Race 5. $ 2,500,000 Group 2 UAE Derby over 1900m
16:40: Race 6. $2,500,000 Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen over 1200m
17:20: Race 7. $6,000,000 Group 1 Dubai Turf over 1800m
18:00: Race 8. $6,000,000 Group 1 Longines Dubai Sheema Classic over 2410m
18:40: race 9. $12,000,000 Group 1 Dubai World Cup over 2000m
World Cup betting:
3-1 Thunder Snow; 7-2 North America; 5-1 Capezzano; 7-1 Seeking The Soul; 8-1 Yoshida; 12-1 Audible; 14-1 Gunnevera; 16-1 New Trials; 20-1 Dolkong; 25-1 Gronkowski; 25-1 Axelrod; 33-1 Pavel, KT Brave.
To take a bet go to www.tabonline.co.za or www.bettingworld.co.za