UAE, Florida and Louisiana Derbys to be televised Saturday

There are three BIG races this Saturday around the world with 510 points towards the 2013 Kentucky Derby point standings. It is feasible that horses could move into the Top 20 with a first or second place finish. The races in the now award 1st place 100 points, 2nd place 40 points, 3rd place 20 points, and 4th place 10 points.

There are 29 horses with 10 or more points. If any are entered this weekend and do well, they may “move up on the food chain” that is the Kentucky Derby point standings for entering the Run for the Roses on the first Saturday in May.

The UAE Derby in Dubai at Meydan Racecourse will start the day in the US due to the time change. Here are the post positions:
Post Horse
1 Law Enforcement
2 Elleval
3 Now Spun
4 Lines Of Battle
5 Dice Flavor
6 Emotif
7 Secret Number
8 Zaheek
9 Shuruq
10 Keiai Leone
11 Snowboarderi
12 He’s Had Enough

The Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park has a field of nine hoping to get points. Here are the post positions:
Post Horse
1 Shanghai Bobby
2 Pick of the Litter
3 Itsmyluckyday
4 Pontiff
5 Frac Daddy
6 Orb
7 Indy’s Illusion
8 Merit Man
9 Are You Kidding Me
10 Narvaez

Finally there will be the Louisiana Derby at The Fairgrounds. They expect a full field of 14 which will include: Here are the post positions:
Post Horse
1 Hip Four Sixtynine
2 Palace Malice
3 Revolutionary
4 Golden Soul
5 Whisky Bravo
6 Sunbean
7 Departing
8 Code West
9 Proud Strike
10 Titletown Five
11 Mylute
12 Brazilian Court
13 Ground Transport
14 Nina’s Dragon

All of the races will be televised. Some races will have more than one channel televising them!

TVG will televise the Dubai World Cup including seven additional races. They will start at 9:00 AM. (ET), and feature Todd Schrupp and Simon Bray offering analysis and handicapping information from the network’s Los Angeles studios.

HRTV will also televise from Dubai starting at 9 AM (ET). Retired jockey Richard Migliore and Zoe Cadman will be trackside in South Florida and Peter Lurie and Daily Racing Form’s national correspondent Jay Privman will be in Louisiana for the 100th running of the Louisiana Derby.

NBC Sports Network will televise the Louisiana Derby along with the Florida Derby starting at 6 PM (ET).