Group One, $12MILLION USD Dubai World Cup
Maximum Security, Gift Box, Higher Power, Math Wizard, McKinzie, Midnight Bisou, Roadster and Seeking the Soul
Nominations for the Group One, $12MILLION USD Dubai World Cup with a formidable American contingent led by Maximum Security, also include G1 winners Gift Box, Higher Power, Math Wizard, McKinzie, Midnight Bisou, Roadster and Seeking the Soul.
Additional headliners nominated elsewhere on the card for the world’s richest day in horse racing ($35 MILLION USD) include Almond Eye, Anthony Van Dyck, Beauty Generation, Benbatl, Nature Strip and Star Catcher.
The Dubai World Cup is run at 2,000-meters, over the main track at Meydan International Racecourse, home to the world's richest day of horse racing; and during its 24 past iterations, has been won by horses trained in France, Japan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States America.
Nominations for the $6MILLION USD Dubai Sheema Classic have attracted some of the top horses in the world, including Suave Richard from Japan, Star Catcher, Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck, Exultant and Ghaiyyath.
Additionally, Japanese superstar Almond Eye defends her Group One, $6MILLION USD Dubai Turf title.
American Grade 1 winners Imperial Hint, Hog Creek Hustle and Firenze Fire, as well as, Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Shancelot, together with Dubai based Drafted and Gladiator King; round out the nominations to the Group One, $2.5MILLION USD, Dubai Golden Shaheen.
Top Australian sprinters Hey Doc the Winter Bottom Stakes winner and Darley Sprint Classic champion Nature Strip, have both been nominated for the Group One, $2MILLION USD, Al Quoz Sprint; run at 1200-meters over the turf course at Meydan International.
The first supplementary stage for all Dubai World Cup day races will close on February 12.
The second supplementary stage is on March 9.
The final supplementary stage will be on March 22, when horses can be supplemented into the races before the entry declaration on March 23.