Gio Ponti is one of 49 U.S. horses nominated to the Dubai World Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9102047%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

Gio Ponti is one of 49 U.S. horses nominated to the Dubai World Cup.
Order This Photo

Coglianese Photos

Dubai World Cup Attracts 312 Nominations

Included among nominees from 18 countries are 49 U.S.-based runners.

A total of 312 horses from 18 countries, including 49 from the U.S., have been nominated to the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse March 26.

Included among the U.S. nominees, many of which were cross-entered in other races on the World Cup card, are multiple Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti , Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer, and multiple grade I winner Paddy O'Prado . Also included in the domestic nominees are Duke of Mischief , Evening Jewel, First Dude , Fly Down, I Want Revenge , Rule, Sidney's Candy, and Mission Impazible .

The 1 1/4-mile World Cup, the world’s richest third race, highlights a March 26 card at Meydan in which $26 million in purses will be distributed. The rest of the World Cup races are:

--Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I), $5 million, 1 1/2 miles, turf, 271 nominations from 17 countries
--Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I), $5 million, 1 1/8 miles, turf, 315 nominations from 18 countries
--Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I), $2 million, 6 furlongs, 213 nominations from 14 countries
--UAE Derby (UAE-II), $2 million, 1 3/16 miles, 124 nominations from 12 countries
--Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-II), $1 million, 5 furlongs, turf, 171 nominations from 13 countries
--Godolphin Mile (UAE-II), $1 million, 1 mile, 372 nominations from 19 countries
 

Complete list of World Cup nominations