The Auckland Trotting Club's premier harness racing event - the Trillian Trust Auckland Cup - has attracted 15 nominations while the Woodlands Stud Northern Derby has lured 21 pacers.
Both Group One events, which are worth $250,000 each, will be run at Alexandra Park on March 8.
Current Auckland Cup champion Sir Lincoln and New Zealand Cup title holder Terror To Love have been nominated, while the unbeaten Adore Me will line up against the boys in the feature pace for 3-year-olds.
The nominations are:
2013 Trillian Trust Auckland Cup:
Bettor Cover Lover, Charge Forward, Easy On The Eye, Fly Like An Eagle, Franco Ledger, Gold Ace, Highview Tommy, Jarcullembra, Lets Elope, Mar Sish, Pembrook Benny, Sir Lincoln, Sleepy Trip, Terror To Love, Tyler Maguire.
2013 Woodlands Stud Northern Derby:
Adore Me, Arden Rooney, Border Control, Cillas Boy, Classiesistar, Cyamach, Five Card Draw, Franco Nelson, Gadeiros, Ida Tiger, Los Amante, Mexicano, Mista Mara, Mossdale Conner, Nimble Jack, Norvic Nightowl, Ohoka Punter, Robyn's Raider, Royal Mach, The Bucket List, Tiago Bromac.
By Duane RANGER (editor)
Sir Lincoln winning the 2012 Auckland Cup:
Ideal Scott winning last year's Woodlands Stud Northern Derby: