Royal Delta could be first filly to win World Cup in Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A full field of 14 horses has been entered for Saturday's $10 million Dubai World Cup, with Royal Delta trying to become the first filly to win the race and Game On Dude drawing the far outside post.
Game on Dude is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who had a heart attack in Dubai on Monday, and is recovering.
Royal Delta will leave from the No. 7 post for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, who won the first Dubai World Cup with Cigar in 1996.
Horses from seven countries will be represented in the world's richest race.
Ireland-based So You Think drew the No. 4 post for trainer Aidan O'Brien.
Also entered Wednesday were Master of Hounds, Eishin Flash, Zazou, Smart Falcon, Planteur, Monterosso, Silver Pond, Transcend, Capponi, Prince Bishop and Mendip.
The nine-race World Cup card features 123 horses with total purses of $27.25 million.