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Friday, March 28, 2014Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Brings World’s Richest Race to U.S. Audience

The Jockey Club Tour on FOX makes its first international stop of the year Saturday, March 29, with a live telecast of the world’s richest race, the $10 million Dubai World Cup from Meydan Racecourse.

The telecast will air from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on FOX Sports 1. A channel locator for FOX Sports 1 is available at foxsports1.com.

“The international flavor, the huge purse and the unparalleled pageantry of the Dubai World Cup all combine to make this a unique event, and those who watch the telecast will get a true feel for the global nature and popularity of Thoroughbred racing,” said Jason Wilson, the vice president of business development for The Jockey Club, which is funding the series.

Simon Bray will be reporting from Dubai while Greg Wolf, Richard Migliore, Alyssa Ali and Andy Serling will provide analysis and commentary from the FOX Sports studio in Los Angeles.

The show will include segments on the lifestyle and racing scene in Dubai, the top international competitors in the race, an analysis of the race and a betting challenge among the on-air talent. There will also be features and commentary emanating from the live feed from Meydan.

Epsom Derby winner Ruler of the World (IRE) is the morning line favorite at odds of 9/2. The field of 16 horses includes two American-breds: Ron The Greek and Cat O’Mountain.

Since its inception in 1996, the Dubai World Cup has been won by American-based standouts such as Cigar, Silver Charm, Well Armed, Curlin and, in 2013, Animal Kingdom.

The partnership between the FOX Sports Media Group and The Jockey Club is a multi-year agreement that was announced in August 2013.

After the Dubai World Cup, The Jockey Club Tour on FOX series of races will continue with seven other telecasts that will feature several of North America’s most prestigious races for older horses.

Here is the schedule:

Date

Time (ET)

Race

Track

Saturday, March 29

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Dubai World Cup

Meydan Racecourse, Dubai

Saturday, April 12

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1)

Keeneland, Lexington, Kentucky

Sunday, May 11

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Man o’ War Stakes (G1)

Belmont Park, Elmont, New York

Sunday, July 6

5:00 – 6:30 pm

United Nations Stakes (G1)

Monmouth Park, Oceanport, New Jersey

Sunday, July 20

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Eddie Read Stakes (G1)

Del Mar, Del Mar, California

TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (G1)

Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York

Sunday, Aug. 10

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Saratoga Special Stakes (G2)

Saratoga Race Course

Sunday, Aug. 17

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes (G1)

Saratoga Race Course

Sunday, Sept. 14

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1)

Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto

 

About FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 1 is America’s new national multi-sport channel that launched on August 17 in approximately 90 million homes and boasts nearly 5,000 hours of live event, news and original programming annually. The channel has several pillar sports: college basketball and football, MLB (in 2014), NASCAR, NFL (ancillary programs), international soccer, UFC and Golden Boy boxing, and adds USGA events, including the U.S. Open, and FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015. FOX SPORTS LIVE is FOX Sports 1’s flagship 24/7 news, opinion and highlights program, providing around the clock coverage through regularly scheduled programs, hourly updates and an information rich ticker. Original programs include: FOX FOOTBALL DAILY; NASCAR RACE HUB; FOX SOCCER DAILY; CROWD GOES WILD, a new live sports entertainment talk show hosted by Regis Philbin; and the groundbreaking BEING: documentary franchise. FOX Sports GO, a new authenticated mobile sports experience for iPhone, iPad, Android devices and the web, serves as the channel’s digital extension. The app offers more than 1,100 live games and events from FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports’ 22 regional sports networks, as well as scores, highlights, news, stats and analysis. For more information, visit msn.foxsports.com/foxsports1.

About The Jockey Club
The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It is a founding member of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities and the architect and sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at americasbestracing.net as well as on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram. For more information, visit jockeyclub.com.



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