Photo: Don August
The nominations for the 2014 US$10m Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline represent a unique line-up of international stars that includes the current winners of the Breeders' Cup Classic, the Breeders' Cup Turf and Irish 2000 Guineas, the Japan Cup, the Epsom Derby, the Hong Kong Cup, the Durban July victor and a previous Melbourne Cup winner.
Breeders' Cup Classic star Mucho Macho Man, Breeders' Cup Turf winner, Magician, Japan Cup Dirt winner, Belshazzar, Epsom Derby hero, Ruler of the World, Hong Kong Cup victor, Akeed Mofeed, Heavy Metal the winner of the Durban July and former Melbourne Cup winner, Dunaden are among 341 nominations for the world’s richest race.
The 19th renewal of the Meydan Racecourse showpiece will be held on Saturday March 29, 2014 and at the closing of the free nomination stage, has attracted entries from 15 countries.
Secretariat Stakes winner, Admiral Kitten, owned and bred by Ken Ramsey, winning owner of the 2005 Dubai World Cup with Roses in May, has also been nominated alongside Big Blue Kitten.
The 2013 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes winner, Olympic Glory, trained by Richard Hannon Jnr and John Gosden’s Irish Champion Stakes winner and Breeder’s Cup Turf and Hong Kong Vase runner up, The Fugue have also been nominated.
Game on Dude, who finished out of the placings in the 2012 Dubai World Cup for trainer, Bob Baffert is back for more after experiencing a resurgence to his best form in 2013, with three Grade 1 wins.