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International stars of racing in nominations for Dubai World Cup

International stars of racing in nominations for Dubai World Cup races including Japan's Gentildonna who has been nominated for a second shot at the $5m Dubai Sheema Classic.

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 Breeder’s Cup Classic, the Breeder’s 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.

Breeder’s Cup Classic star Mucho Macho Man, Breeder’s 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.

. . . Admission is free to the public areas of Meydan Racecourse during the Dubai World Cup Carnival and tickets start at Dh50, gates open at 5pm and the first race starts at 6.30pm.

Read more at Dubai Racing Club

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