The $125,000 Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m) will headline Italian Day at Belmont Park on Saturday.
The race was first run and won by Summer Storm in 1966 and received group three status in 1980.
The last mare to win was No Questions who in 2007 defeated Star Laser and Scuffs for trainer Trevor Andrews and jockey Paul Harvey.
The Harvey and Andrews’s combination were also successful in 2004 when Modem scored from Cento and Golden Delicious.
Harvey scored successive wins with Papillion (1999) and Star System (2000).
Jim Taylor has prepared two winners including a race quinella with Vain Raider and Idyllic Prince (2010) and Avenida Madero (2005).
He was also placed third on three other occasions: Golden Delicious (2004), Cool Business (2002) and Country Blazer (2001).
Multiple winners include Grand Nirvana (2011-2009), Doctor Golly (1992-1993), Wild Side (1982-1983), Tangiers (1980-1981) and Clear Mak (1973-1974).
The previous ten Roma Cup winners include:
|2011 Grand Nirvana||Daniel Staeck||Fred Kersley|
|2010 Vain Raider||John Claite||Jim Taylor|
|2009 Grand Nirvana||Daniel Staeck||Fred kersley|
|2008 El Presidente||John Claite||Bruce Watkins|
|2007 No Questions||Paul Harvey||Trevor Andrews|
|2006 Is Amazing||Shaun McGruddy||Fred Kersley|
|2005 Avenida Madero||Jason Brown||Jim Tayor|
|2004 Modem||Paul Harvey||Trevor Andrews|
|2003 Tribula||Alana Williams||Arthur Mortimer|
|2002 Kaprats||Paul King||Warren Radford|