News

  • 14
    MAY

    Singapore’s International Festival to be Distributed by AmWest

    PROSPECT, KENTUCKY, May 14, 2012—Two outstanding days of racing from Singapore, topped by the $2.4-million Singapore Airlines International Cup (G1) and the $800,100 KrisFlyer International Sprint (G1) on May 20, will be simulcast around North America under the direction of Kentucky-based AmWest Entertainment.

    Selected by the Singapore Turf Club for the distinction of distributing the signals for the major Group 1 events as well as the May 18 program featuring the Singapore Guineas and the Aushorse Golden Horseshoe, AmWest Entertainment is North America’s leading provider of elite international racing for wagering.

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  • 10
    APR

    Wagering on Dubai Racing Reaches All-Time High

    PROSPECT, KENTUCKY, April 10, 2012—Wagering throughout the Western Hemisphere on the Dubai World Cup program, as administered by Prospect, Kentucky-based AmWest Entertainment, reached a new all-time record high this year of $5.1-million.

    Total betting in North and South America and the Caribbean on seven Thoroughbred races, headlined by the $10-million Dubai World Cup (G1), rose 19.5% from the amount wagered on the same seven races in 2011. The average wagered per race was approximately $728,500 with first post time at 9:10 a.m. EDT on March 31.

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  • 18
    MAR

    Top Runners from Around Globe Will Likely Fill Dubai World Cup Fields

    By Michele MacDonald

    At least 48 Grade/Group 1 winners and more than 20 champions or classic winners are expected to meet in what will be the world’s richest day of racing, the $27-million Dubai World Cup (G1) program at Meydan Racecourse on March 31.

    With eight Thoroughbred races on the program, the prospective fields released by the Dubai Racing Club on March 18 have an average of 14 elite runners per race.

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  • 05
    MAR

    Champions, Millionaires Ready for Dubai’s Super Saturday of Rich Stakes

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 5, 2012— More than 20 international Grade/Group 1 winners are likely to compete on the March 10 Dubai Super Saturday card of seven stakes worth a total of $1,775,000 that are the principal preps for the world’s richest day of racing—the $27-million Dubai World Cup (G1) program on March 31.

    Seven runners who have won or placed in North American Grade 1 events, led by Breeders’ Cup winner Regally Ready, are set to be in the lineup for Super Saturday, with first post at 8:05 a.m. EST.

    Previews and free past performances (PPs) will be released this week by AmWest Entertainment, following entries and declarations, and will be available at www.AmWestEntertainment.com. The AmWest site also will host a special Night School handicapping seminar beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST on March 8 as part of Horseplayer NOW’s Big Event series, and will provide free live streaming video of all the Super Saturday races.

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  • 03
    JAN

    AmWest to Distribute Dubai Carnival Signal for Third Year

    PROSPECT, KENTUCKY, January 3, 2012—With more than $38-million on the line and some of the world’s best horses poised to compete, including Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Animal Kingdom, the Dubai World Cup Carnival will begin on January 5 for what could be its most exciting season ever.

    The first two of 16 total Carnival programs, on January 5 and 6, will feature the Meydan Masters international jockey challenge with such stars as Frankie Dettori, Ryan Moore, Andrasch Starke, Craig Williams and Christophe Lemaire vying for top honors.

    The Dubai World Cup program—eight prestigious stakes worth $27-million topped by the $10-million Dubai World Cup—will be run on March 31.

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  • 02
    DEC

    AmWest Sponsors Awards Program for Racing Media

    Taking a new step in its ongoing support of various segments of the Thoroughbred racing industry, AmWest Entertainment proudly served as primary sponsor of the 52nd National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Annual Awards Dinner during Breeders’ Cup week.

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