A total of 58 horses have nominated for a run in the $1 million Australian Cup, which is set to run at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday March 8, 2014.
Amongst the nominations for the race is Fiorente, who won last year’s Melbourne Cup.
The Monsun entire won the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup by almost a length on November 5, giving trainer Gai Waterhouse her first Cup success.
Fiorente has won four of his 16 starts in total and has earned more than $5.1 million in prize money during his horse racing career.
The six-year-old will look to continue his winning form in the autumn carnival when he contests the 2014 Australian Cup.
Shamus Award is also included in the 2014 Australian Cup nominations.
The three-year-old won the Group 1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in his most recent start, becoming the first maidener to do so.
Shamus Award has won one of his 10 race starts and has earned more than $2.06 million in prize money during his short, yet successful, career.
The Snitzel colt is now out to make the most of his new found success and claim a number of the upcoming autumn features.
Shamus Award is trained by Danny O’Brien at Flemington, giving his the home track advantage for the 2014 Australian Cup.
Polanksi and Foreteller are also included in the 2014 Australian Cup nominations.
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2014 Australian Cup Nominations
|2||ALPHA BEAT||Anthony Cummings|
|3||BASS STRAIT (NZ)||David Hayes|
|4||BAYRIR (FR)||Chris Waller|
|5||BIG MEMORY (FR)||Tony McEvoy|
|6||BIT OF HELL (IRE)||Mick Price|
|7||CHASE THE RAINBOW||Rick Hore-Lacy|
|8||DESERT JEUNEY||Nigel Blackiston|
|9||DESERT WIZARD (NZ)||Nigel Blackiston|
|11||ECUADOR (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse|
|12||EPINGLE (NZ)||Michael Kent|
|14||FERLAX (NZ)||Jim Conlan|
|15||FIORENTE (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse|
|16||FORETELLER (GB)||Chris Waller|
|17||GIRL GONE ROCKIN’||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|18||GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse|
|19||GOD HAS SPOKEN||Neville Parnham|
|20||GONDOKORO (NZ)||Pat Carey|
|21||GREAT LANE||Bill & Symon Wilde|
|22||GREEN MOON (IRE)||Robert Hickmott|
|24||HE’S YOUR MAN (FR)||Chris Waller|
|26||JACQUINOT BAY||Guy Walter|
|27||KOURKAM (FR)||Tony McEvoy|
|28||LAIDBACK LARRY (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse|
|29||LE ROI (GER)||Tony McEvoy|
|30||LET’S MAKE ADEAL||Nigel Blackiston|
|32||MIDSUMMER SUN (GB)||Sam Kavanagh|
|33||MORIARTY (IRE)||Chris Waller|
|34||MOTIVADO (GB)||David Hayes|
|35||MOURAYAN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott|
|36||MOURO (USA)||Tony McEvoy|
|37||PAKAL (GER)||Mick Price|
|38||PLAYING GOD||Neville Parnham|
|40||PRAIRIE STAR (FR)||Danny O’Brien|
|41||PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ)||Darren Weir|
|44||SAN DIEGO||Peter Snowden|
|45||SERTORIUS||Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington|
|46||SHAMUS AWARD||Danny O’Brien|
|47||SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ)||Roger James|
|48||SLADE DE CERISY (FR)||David Hayes|
|49||STAR ROLLING||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison|
|50||SURGE AHEAD||Anthony Cummings|
|51||SURVIVED (NZ)||John Bary|
|53||THE CLEANER||Mick Burles|
|54||THUNDER FANTASY||Anthony Cummings|
|55||VOLEUSE DE COEURS (IRE)||Michael Moroney|
|56||WALDPARK (GER)||Anthony Freedman|
|57||WHISPER DOWNS||David Hayes|
|58||ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ)||Leon Corstens|