Where to Watch/Listen: Louisiana Derby and Dubai World Cup Week 2022

Where to Watch/Listen: Louisiana Derby and Dubai World Cup Week 2022

After a week of relative quiet on the North American racing calendar, activity picks back up in a big way over the next several days, and the focus will expand beyond this continent over to the desert sands of Dubai in the Middle East, where several top U.S. horses are slated to compete at Meydan Racecourse.

The 2022 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline anchors a racecard worth $30.5 million on Saturday, March 26. The $12 million, Group 1 race is headlined by Pegasus World Cup Invitational winner Life Is Good and Pennsylvania Derby winner Hot Rod Charlie.

Fox Sports provides coverage of Saturday’s races from Dubai from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on FS2. The Dubai World Cup will be broadcast during a special hour-long show from noon to 1 p.m., and the $1 million UAE Derby Sponsored by Mubadala, a qualifying points race for the 2022 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, will be broadcast earlier during the undercard show.

The other big event slated for Saturday is the $1 million, Grade 2 Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds. This race is also a qualifier for the Kentucky Derby on May 7, and has a scheduled post time of 6:44 p.m. ET.

TVG will broadcast the Louisiana Derby along with other stakes from Fair Grounds as part of its comprehensive package. The network will also broadcast Saturday’s races from Dubai.

On Sunday, March 27, the $500,000, Grade 3 Sunland Park Derby will be held for the first time since 2019. The Kentucky Derby qualifier at Sunland Park will be shown on TVG with a scheduled post time of 7:15 ET.

Racing from Aqueduct, Tampa Bay Downs and Oaklawn Park will be televised live on “America’s Day at the Races.” The NYRA-produced show airs from Thursday to Sunday on FS2 and FS1 – check the schedule below. 

For livestream content, the popular “La Trifecta” returns this Thursday, March 24 at 8 p.m. ET for a new show. Presented en Espanol, “La Trifecta” is hosted by Darwin Vizcaya, Claudia Spadaro, and Annise Montplaisir. This week’s show will be broadcast on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels. 

Here’s a guide to TV, radio, and livestreaming coverage for the week:

TV Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

March 23

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

March 24

“America’s Day at the Races”

4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

FS2

March 24

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

March 24

“La Trifecta”

8 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

March 25

“America’s Day at the Races”

3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

FS2

March 25

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

March 26

Broadcast of the Dubai World Cup card

8 a.m.-1 p.m.

FS2

March 26

“America’s Day at the Races”

1 p.m.-7 p.m.

FS2

March 26

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

March 27

“America’s Day at the Races”

3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

FS1

March 27

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
March 23 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
March 23 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
March 24 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
March 24 Race Day on HRRN 4 p.m. HRRN
March 24 Brisnet Call-In Show 6 p.m. HRRN
March 25 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
March 25 RaceDay on HRRN 4 p.m. HRRN
March 25 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
March 26 Equine Forum Presented by TwinSpires 8 a.m. HRRN
March 26 Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network 10 a.m. ESPN 950 AM

Note: All times listed are Eastern