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Dubai World Cup 2017 Entries: Post Positions & Odds


Looking to surpass California Chrome as the richest thoroughbred in North American history, Arrogate enters Saturday night’s $10 million Dubai World Cup as a strong favorite.

Gun Runner, Mubtaahij and Hoppertunity headline a strong group ready to challenge 2016 Longines World’s Best Racehorse award winner, but it’s going to take a near-perfect run to knock Arrogate off the throne.

Either way, the world’s second richest horse race should be a thrilling one. Here’s a complete look at where the horses will start, as well as their odds to win at Meydan Racecourse:

2017 Dubai World Cup Post Positions & Odds

Note: Odds courtesy of OddsShark.com

1. Apollo Kentucky (USA): 40/1

2. Long River (USA): 40/1

3. Gold Dream (JPN): 40/1

4. Lani (USA): 50/1

5. Gun Runner (USA): 7/1

6. Move Up (GB): 40/1

7. Awardee (USA): 40/1

8. Furia Cruzada (CHI): 66/1

9. Arrogate (USA): 1/3

10. Keen Ice (USA): 33/1

11. Neolithic (USA): 25/1

12. Hoppertunity (USA): 14/1

13. Special Fighter (IRE): 33/1

14. Mubtaahij (IRE): 8/1


It’s not too difficult to see why. Last August, the Bob Baffert-trained horse set a new track record at the Grade-1 Travers Stakes. A month-and-a-half later, he put together a furious comeback to defeat California Chrome at the Breeders’ Cup Classic. In January, he destroyed Chrome and the rest of a stacked field at the Pegasus World Cup, the only race richer than the Dubai World Cup.

“I know I have a great horse,” said Baffert. “If he just repeats his last race we’ll be in good shape.”

In last year’s Dubai World Cup, Mubtaahij and Hoppertunity–the latter also being one of Baffert’s horses–finished second and third behind California Chrome:

Throw in Keen Ice, who fared well at the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Gun Runner, who is coming off wins in the Grade-1 Clark Handicup and Grade-3 Razorback Handicap, and Lani, a sneaky bet who has won before on this track, and it’s a really strong field surrounding the favorite.

Ultimately, though, Arrogate has proven that if he’s on top of his game, he’s pretty much unbeatable.

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Dubai World Cup 2017: Post Time, TV Channel & Schedule of Races


Though January’s Pegasus World Cup officially claimed the title of world’s richest thoroughbred race, the Dubai World Cup is still quite massive.

With a $10 million purse (for perspective, the winners at the three Triple Crown races received a combined $2.94 million in 2016), and a stacked field, this year’s main event at Meydan Racecourse should be a thrilling one. Arrogate, who dominated the 2016 Travers Stakes, 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic, 2017 Pegasus World Cup and now has a chance to surpass California Chrome as the richest North American horse of all-time, is the obvious favorite and headliner, but with other successful horses such as Gun Runner, Hoppertunity and Mubtaahij also in the mix, Bob Baffert’s horse will certainly be challenged.

Television coverage in the United States is on NBC Sports Network and begins Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET. The last four races of the day, including the Dubai World Cup, will be televised, but here’s a complete schedule of the day’s nine races, which have a combined purse total of a whopping $30 million:

Dubai World Cup 2017 Race Schedule

Note: All times are ET

7:45 a.m.: Godolphin Mile Sponsored by Meydan Sobha

8:15 a.m.: Dubai Kahayla Classic Empowered by IPC

8:50 a.m.: Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors

9:25 a.m.: UAE Derby Sponsored by The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group

10 a.m.: Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored by Azizi Developments

10:35 a.m.: Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News (NBC Sports Network)

11:30 a.m.: Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World (NBC Sports Network)

12:05 p.m.: Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (NBC Sports Network)

12:45 p.m.: Dubai World Cup (NBC Sports Network)

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Dubai World Cup 2017 Live Stream: How to Watch Online


Looking for a live stream of the Dubai World Cup on Saturday? There are a couple of different ways to watch, whether or not you have a cable subscription.

Television coverage from Meydan Racecourse starts at 10:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, while the main event $10 million World Cup race will post around 12:45 p.m. ET (you can find a full schedule of races here). If you can’t get to a TV, here’s a rundown of your streaming options:

How to Watch Dubai World Cup on Desktop

If You Don’t Have Cable: Sling TV

Sling TV is an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. Here’s how to sign up for a free 7-day trial:

1) Click here to go to the Sling website

2) Click on “Watch Now 7 Days Free”

3) Create an account

4) Select the channel package or packages you want. Make sure to include “Sling Blue,” which includes NBC Sports Network

5) Enter your payment information. Sling Blue costs $25 per month, but if you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

6) Download the app for your computer to start watching

If you Do Have Cable: NBC Sports Live Extra

Users can watch a live stream of the NBC Sports broadcast on their computer via NBC Sports Live Extra.

For this option, authentication is required, meaning you will have to verify your cable/satellite subscription by signing in with a username/email address and password.

How to Watch Dubai World Cup on Mobile & Other Devices

Sling TV Users

If you have a Sling TV subscription (read above to learn how to start a free trial), you can watch the race on the Sling TV app, which is free to download in the following places:

App Store (or Apple TV)

Google Play Store

Amazon App Store (or Amazon Fire TV)


Xbox One

You can click here for a complete list of devices compatible with the Sling TV app.

NBC Sports Live Extra Users

Users with a cable subscription can watch the NBC Sports coverage on mobile or other streaming devices via the NBC Sports app, which can be downloaded for free in the following locations:

App Store

Google Play Store

Microsoft App Store


As is the case on desktop, authentication is required, meaning you will have to verify your cable/satellite/telco subscription by signing in with a username/email address and password.

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Dubai World Cup 2017 Results: Betting Payouts & Winner


Arrogate did it again–and did it in perhaps the most spectacular fashion yet.

Establishing himself as the highest-earning thoroughbred of all-time, the Bob Baffert-owned horse erased a terrible break and poor start with a lightning finish to win the $10 million Dubai World Cup in yet another unbelievable performance on Saturday night.

Here are the complete results and betting payouts from the second richest race in the sport:

2017 Dubai World Cup Results

1st: Arrogate (USA)
2nd: Gun Runner (USA)
3rd: Neolithic (USA)
4th: Mubtaahij (IRE)
5th: Awardee (USA)
6th: Hoppertunity (USA)
7th: Keen Ice (USA)
8th: Lani (USA)
9th: Apollo Kentucky (USA)
10th: Move Up (GB)
11th: Long River (USA)
12th: Special Fighter (IRE)
13th: Furia Cruzada (CHI)
14th: Gold Dream (JPN)

2017 Dubai World Cup Betting Payouts

Horse Win Place Show
Arrogate $2.10 $2.10
Neolithic $17.60
Gun Runner $4.60

Exacta (9-5): $10

Trifecta (9-5-11): $110.40

Superfecta (9-5-11-14): $683.40

Based on $2 bet

Results From the Rest of the Card

Godolphin Mile

1st: Second Summer (USA)
2nd: Ross (IRE)
3rd: Sharp Azteca (USA)
4th: Fitzgerald (USA)

You can click here for the complete results

Dubai Kahayla Classic

1st: Reda (QA)
2nd: Rb Burn (US)
3rd: Sniper De Monlau (FR)
4th: Handassa (FR)

You can click here for the complete results

Dubai Gold Cup

1st: Vazirabad (FR)
2nd: Beautiful Romance (GB)
3rd: Sheikhzayedroad (GB)
4th: Big Orange (GB)

You can click here for the complete results

UAE Derby

1st: Thunder Snow (IRE)
2nd: Epicharis (JPN)
3rd: Master Plan (USA)
4th: Lancaster Bomber (USA)

You can click here for the complete results

Al Quoz Sprint

1st: The Right Man (GB)
2nd: Long On Value (USA)
3rd: Ertijaal (IRE)
4th: Jungel Cat (IRE)

You can click here for the complete results

Dubai Golden Shaheen

1st: Mind Your Biscuits (USA)
2nd: Comicas (USA)
3rd: Morawij (GB)
4th: St Joe Bay (USA)

You can click here for the complete results

Dubai Turf

1st: Vivios (JPN)
2nd: Heshem (IRE)
3rd: Ribchester (IRE)
4th: Zarak (FR)

You can click here for the complete results

Longines Dubai Sheema Classic

1st: Jack Hobbs (GB)
2nd: Seventh Heaven (IRE)
3rd: Postponed (IRE)
4th: Prize Money (GB)

You can click here for the complete results

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Florida Derby 2017: Odds, Horses, Post Positions & Time

The Florida Derby has traditionally had several of the Kentucky Derby favorites. (Getty)

The 2017 Florida Derby features a talented field of horses. Gunnevera is the favorite entering today’s race. The post time is 6:40 p.m. Eastern tonight at Gulfstream Park.

Gunnevera is one of the top eight favorites to win the Kentucky Derby. According to OddsShark, he is listed seventh in the Kentucky Derby odds at 20-1.

While Gunnevera is the favorite for today’s race, the horse got what many consider to be an unfavorable draw on the outside post.

Gunnevera’s trainer Antonio Sano spoke with Blood Horse about the upcoming race.

“It’s a difficult post, but we have Three Rules inside of us, so that’s going to help, because he’s going to go. We’re going to be dropping to the rail. Castellano knows what to do. He knows this track better than anyone. And my horse comes from behind, so it’s not a problem for us,” Sano told Blood Horse.

According to Blood Horse, the Florida Derby has produced 58 Triple Crown race winners including 23 Kentucky Derby winners.

Gunnevera is coming off wins in the Delta Downs Jackpot and the Fountain of Youth Stakes. Battalion Runner and Always Dreaming are two of the other favorites in today’s race.

Here’s a look at the latest odds and horses listed by post position courtesy of the Kentucky Derby.

1 State of Honor 8-1
2 Talk Logistics 30-1
3 Charlie the Greek 50-1
4 Always Dreaming 4-1
5 Quinientos 50-1
6 Coleman Rocky 30-1
7 Unbridled Holiday 30-1
8 Impressive Edge 12-1
9 Battalion Runner 3-1
10 Three Rules 8-1
11 Gunnevera 9-5

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Louisiana Derby 2017: Odds, Race Time, Post Positions & Horses

The Louisiana Derby is one of two big Kentucky Derby prep races today. (Getty)

Girvin enters the 2017 Louisiana Derby as the favorite to win in a shallow field of horses. The race gets underway from New Orleans at 6:21 p.m. Eastern.

Joe Sharp owns Girvin while Brian Hernandez is the jockey. The horse has experience winning in New Orleans.

Overcoming 8-1 odds, Girvin won February’s Risen Star Stakes to grab some early points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The race was held at the New Orleans Fairgrounds, the location of today’s race.

There is a $1 million purse at stake for today’s race. The winner of the race will get 100 points towards Kentucky Derby qualifying. Second place gets 40 points, third place gets 20 points and fourth place gets 10 points.

The Florida Derby also takes place today with the same amount of points at stake. Horses that have run well at the Louisiana Derby have a history of performing well at the Kentucky Derby. According to Forbes, Gun Runner won last year’s race and finished third at the Kentucky Derby.

Here’s the odds listed by post position courtesy of Horse Racing Nation.

1 Patch 9-2
2 Hollywood Handsome 12-1
3 Local Hero 7-2
4 Senior Investment 12-1
5 Monaco 12-1
6 Guest Suite 4-1
7 Sorry Erik 30-1
8 Girvin 8-5
9 Hotfoot 30-1


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