In its short history, the Dubai World Cup has quickly established itself as one of the world's most important races. With its huge purse of $6 million, the largest offered in all of racing, top horses from around the world have shipped in to the ancestral home of the Thoroughbred in hopes of capturing the winner's share and the unofficial title of Horse of the World.
Street Cry was the runaway winner of the 2002 Dubai World Cup.
Harlan's Holiday will be the US favorite in the World Cup.
Final entries have now been taken and post positions drawn. Note that the saddle cloth numbers are alphabetical by weight but post positions are random. The races will be shown on TVG live Saturday morning March 29th and via tape delay on FOX Sports Net on April 2 from 3:00-3:30pm EST. Check here for other broadcast times and locations around the world. Most tracks will be taking wagers on at least the World Cup and possibly some of the undercard, so check with your local track or OTB to see what their hours are for Saturday.
Following is the field for the Dubai World Cup, in post-position order, with jockeys, trainers, and country of Representation. All starters carry 128 pounds except the mare Aquarelliste, who will carry 124. You can view the program pages with saddle cloth numbers and links to summary past performances (click the horse's name) for all the races on the card here. DRF past performances for the World Cup card are here.
|1.||Aquarelliste||France||Dominique Boeuf||Elie Lellouche|
|2.||State Shinto||UAE||Johnny Murtagh||John Sadler|
|3.||Sei Mi||Saudi Arabia||Jose Velez||Jerry Barton|
|4.||Hans Anderson||Saudi Arabia||Wigberto Ramos||Abdullah Mishref|
|5.||Blue Burner||USA||Kent Desormeaux||Bill Mott|
|6.||Grundlefoot||Saudi Arabia||Sebastian Madrid||Kevin McAuliffe|
|7.||Nayef||UK||Richard Hills||Marcus Tregoning|
|8.||Crimson Quest||Saudi Arabia||Alex Solis||Jerry Barton|
|9.||Grandera||UAE||Jamie Spencer||Saeed bin Suroor|
|10.||Harlan’s Holiday||USA||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher|
|11.||Moon Ballad||UAE||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor|
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