Funny Cide and Volponi Lead Meadowlands Cup Nominees

Dual Classic winner Funny Cide along with Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Volponi top a list of 29 nominations for this year's 26th running of the Oct. 3 Meadowlands Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II).

Funny Cide has not raced since finishing third in the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park on Aug. 3, while Volponi, second in last year's Meadowlands Cup, went on to capture the 2002 Breeders' Cup Classic at Arlington.

Trainer P. G. Johnson has indicated that Volponi will be making his next start in the Meadowlands Cup, while Funny Cide trainer Barclay Tagg has mentioned the Meadowlands Cup as one of three options for Funny Cide.

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