Animal Kingdom Draws Post 12 in World Cup

Animal Kingdom Draws Post 12 in World Cup
Photo: Andrew Watkins/Dubai Racing Club
Animal Kingdom in Dubai.

Team Valor International's Animal Kingdom  , winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew post 12 of 13 when the field was drawn March 27 for the $10 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates (UAE-I) to be run March 30 at Meydan.

Animal Kingdom, trained by Graham Motion, Besilu Stables' champion Royal Delta from the barn of Hall of Fame horseman Bill Mott, and Donegal Racing's grade I winner Dullahan are the American interests in a 13-horse lineup for the 1 1/4-mile World Cup. Royal Delta—bidding to become the first filly to win the race—leaves from post 8. Dullahan, trained by Dale Romans, goes from post 3.

The early favorite is Hunter's Light, who drew post 4. 
 
Also entered were African Story, Capponi, Kassiano, Meandre, Monterosso, Planteur, Red Cadeux, Side Glance, and Treasure Beach.
 
$10,000,000 Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates (UAE-I), race 9, approximate post time 2:05 p.m. EDT NH4YO&Up and SH3YO&Up, 1 1/4m, Tapeta
Post, Horse, Jockey, Trainer
1. Treasure Beach, C. Soumillon, M. de Kock
2. Red Cadeaux, G. Mosse, E. Dunlop
3. Dullahan, G. Stevens, D. Romans
4. Hunter's Light, S. De Sousa, S. bin Suroor
5. Capponi, A. Ajtabi, M. Al Zarooni
6. Side Glance, J. Spencer, A. Balding
7. Planteur, R. Moore, M. Botti
8. Royal Delta, M. Smith, W. Mott
9. Meandre, M. Guyon, A. Fabre      
10. Monterosso, M. Barzalona, M. Al Zarooni
11. African Story, K. Fallon. S. bin Suroor
12. Animal Kingdom, J. Rosario, G. Motion
13. Kassiano, W. Buick, S. bin Suroor
*All horses carry 57 kilograms (125.6 pounds) except for mare Royal Delta, who will carry 55kg (121.25 lbs)

Frank Angst contributed to this story.
 
Video: Horses jog in Dubai, Animal Kingdom has a white saddle cloth with #2 on it.

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