It will be shown by Sky Sports Racing and Racing TV in the UK

Dubai World Cup horse racing

The Dubai World Cup has unveiled its broadcast plans for 2022.

The $30.5m (£23.16m) event will take place tomorrow, 26 March, at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. It includes six Group 1 contests, headlined by the $12m (£9.1m)Dubai World Cup itself. 

Racecourse Media Group handles distribution and production for the horse racing competition, with the presenting team to include Nick Luck, Britney Eurton, Rishi Persad, Michelle Yu, Tom Stanley, Angus McNae and Nick Lightfoot, and commentator Alistair Cohen. 

In the UK and Ireland it will be shown by Sky Sports Racing and Racing TV, with Virgin Media complementing that in Ireland. ITV will also air content from the contest live during its wider horse racing broadcast.

Meanwhile, in the US, it will be broadcast live by Fox Sports, TVG and NYRA, with highlights shown on NBCSN, and in France it will be aired by Equidia. Globally, Reuters will be distributing the event to its news outlets.

Dubai World Cup broadcasters

Sky Sports Racing, Racing TV (UK and Ireland), ITV (UK), Virgin Media (Ireland), SilkNet (Georgia), Equidia (France), Setanta (Eurasia and Baltics), NENT (Scandinavia), TJK TV (Turkey), Watch4 (Germany, Switzerland, Austria), Polsat (Poland)

Twitter (UAE and Saudi Arabia), Dubai Racing Channel (MENA), Yas TV (UAE), Saudi TV (Saudi Arabia)

Fox Sports, TVG, NYRA, NBCSN (USA), ESPN Star+ (South America, Central America, Caribbean) SportsMax (Caribbean)

Green Channel, Fuji TV (Japan), TVB, Cable, Now TV, HKJC TV (Hong Kong), STC TV (Singapore), Eclat (Southeast Asia), Wasu (China), Sony Network (India)

SuperSport (sub-Saharan Africa), Sport 240 (South Africa)

Oceania (Australasia), Sky Thoroughbred Central (Australia), Trackside (New Zealand)

Sport 24 (cruises and airlines), Trans World Sport, CNN, Reuters (global news outlets)

Major general expert Mohammed Issa Al-Adhab, the general manager of Dubai Racing Club, said: “We are delighted RMG and HBA Media has secured a record number of broadcasters from all around the world, including a number of first-time broadcasters. The unprecedented interest is reflective of the global appeal of the Dubai World Cup – one of the great occasions on the sporting calendar.”

Director of communications and international TV distribution at RMG, Seb Vance, added: “It is indeed a great achievement and a step forward in horse racing broadcast at Meydan thanks to the trust and support of Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum - Chairman of Dubai Racing Club and his team. This is the seventh consecutive year we have worked with Dubai Racing Club on the production and distribution of its racing, which is a great honour for everyone at RMG. Working with our partners Dubai Racing Club and the media rights agency HBA Media, we are delighted to bring this spectacular event to a truly worldwide audience.”

Managing director of HBA Media, Frank Sale, commented: “HBA are pleased to have supported Dubai Racing Club and RMG in securing a global audience to the Dubai World Cup. We continually strive to bring first-time partners on board to broadcast the sport of horse racing, and we have done this through multiple new broadcasters and platforms.”