Louisville company to distribute Dubai races for simulcasting

Louisville-based AmWest Entertainment has been chosen to distribute the Dubai International Racing Carnival and the Dubai World Cup to simulcasting outlets in North and South America, according to a company news release.

AmWest operates account wagering through Oregon and has three off-track betting parlors in South Dakota.

"The Dubai World Cup, the Dubai International Racing Carnival and the grand opening of Meydan (Racecourse) should be showcased in a brilliant form, and that's our goal," AmWest chief executive Nelson Clemmens said. "This spectacular international racing stage will be a tremendous magnet for interest in the sport and will undoubtedly create excitement in racing around the world."

The racing carnival, with more than $36 million in purses, begins Jan. 28 with the grand opening of Meydan Racecourse, a new track in Dubai. The Dubai World Cup, run on the richest day in Thoroughbred racing, hopes to attract Breeders' Cup Classic champion Zenyatta. Ten days of racing from Dubai is scheduled to conclude with the Dubai World Cup program March 27.