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Yonkers to simulcast Dubai World Cup Saturday

04:59 AM 21 Mar 2017 NZDT
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Arrogate, winning the 2017 Pegasus Stake at Gulfstream Park
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YONKERS, NY, Monday, March 20, 2017--The invincible Arrogate-Travers Stakes, Breeders' Cup Classic and Pegasus World Cup champion deservedly proclaimed as the "World's Best Racehorse"-tries to continue his dominance in the $10 million Dubai World Cup this Saturday (March 25).

Look no further than Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway as the place to be for simulcast wagering on this epic.

The 4-year-old son of Unbridled Song, trainer Bob Baffert and regular jockey Mike Smith have headed halfway across the world to square off against such familiar names as Keen Ice, Hoppertunity, Gun Runner, Lani and Mubtaahji in the elite field of 14, but New York-area racing enthusiasts only need a short trip to Empire City Casino just north of New York City to partake in the betting action.

Post time for the World Cup is 12:45 PM.

After finishing third in his career debut, Arrogate has reeled off six consecutive wins (including the trio of multi-million dollar stakes) in dramatic and emphatic fashion.

Meydan Racecourse is the host of the Dubai World Cup Carnival, and Yonkers will be accepting wagering on the last four races - all Group 1 affairs - on the program.

Race 6 - Dubai Golden Shaheen, 10:35 AM ET

Race 7 - Dubai Turf, 11:30 AM ET

Race 8 - Dubai Sheema Classic, 12:05 PM ET

Race 9 - Dubai World Cup, 12:45 PM ET

Doors at Empire City open at 10 AM (free coffee), with mutuel windows available on the third and fourth floors.

The Dubai World Cup field (alphabetically) includes Arrogate, Mubtaahji, Gun Runner, Hoppertunity, Neolithic, Special Fighter, Keen Ice, Gold Dream, Awardee, Apollo Kentucky, Long River, Move Up, Furia Cruzada and Lani.

Empire City Bets will have wagering on the nine-race card available (see full program below). Please visit www.empirecitybets.com for more information. The immortal Cigar won the inaugural Dubai World Cup win 1996, and such champions as Silver Charm, Curlin, Animal Kingdom, and California Chrome have brought the Cup back to America.

 

Race

Post Time Dubai

Post Time UK

Post Time ET

Race 1

Godolphin Mile (Group 1)

3:45pm

11:45am

7:45am

Race 2

Kahayla Classic (Group 1 Arabian)

4:15pm

12:15pm

8:15am

Race 3

Dubai Gold Cup (Group 1)

4:50pm

12:50pm

8:50am

Race 4

UAE Derby (Group 2)

5:25pm

1:25pm

9:25am

Race 5

Al Quoz Sprint (Group 1)

6:00pm

2:00pm

10:00am

Race 6

Dubai Golden Shaheen (Group 1)

6:35pm

2:35pm

10:35am

Race 7

Dubai Turf (Group 1)

7:30pm

3:30pm

11:30am

Race 8

Dubai Sheema Classic (Group 1)

8:05pm

4:05pm

12:05pm

Race 9

Dubai World Cup (Group 1)

8:45pm

4:45pm

12:45pm

by John Cirillo, for Yonkers Raceway

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