Dedicated Dubai World Cup pop-up channel

Dedicated Dubai World Cup pop-up channel

A feast of the finest horseracing awaits from 13h45 CAT to 18h30 CAT and 4Racing…

A feast of the finest horseracing awaits from 13h45 CAT to 18h30 CAT and 4Racing has ensured serious South African punters and casual racing aficionados alike can follow the action from Meydan this weekend in HD on the pop-up channel by logging onto

Aside from watching the action on Saturday, South African punters also have the opportunity to bet with TAB into Hong Kong’s mega tote pools on the Dubai World Cup through 4Racing’s World Pool agreements.

Classifying the Dubai World Cup meeting as a World Pool event takes one of the greatest horseracing events into even more exciting territory for TAB horseracing customers as TAB Win, Place, Swinger and Quinella bets on the eight races for thoroughbreds at Meydan (Races 2 to 9) will be commingled into the huge Hong Kong pools.

The $12-million race held annually at the Meydan Racecourse in the UAE is one of the world’s youngest Group 1 races and was first run in 1996, when won by American champion racehorse Cigar.

Only select global horseracing events are classified as World Pool events by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) with tote bets on the event from partners on several continents being commingled into the huge Hong Kong pools. The HKJC operated World Pools on the Dubai World Cup for the first time last year and total turnover was more than R500 million.

“Horseracing is attracting new interest in South Africa and 4Racing is investing in the horseracing viewing experience at the track, online, via satellite and terrestrial TV, including securing the best international racing broadcast rights for our South African racing fans and punters,” says Stephen Watson, Head of

The viewing platform is a key element of 4Racing’s drive to modernise SA horseracing by creating easier access for all, regardless of location or access preference.

4Racing’s online broadcast platform is also home to the Racing240, Global1 and Global2 horse racing channels (streamed in HD with Adaptive Bitrate technology), as well as a racing archive. The biggest Dubai World Cup races will also be available on SD on Racing 240 on DStv Channel 240.

Visit to access the best local and overseas horse races, interviews, magazine shows, documentaries and more in three ways: live, on-demand and via the online archive.

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