Ron the Greek Wins Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park
Las Vegas, NV - The $1 million Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational - the main event on Belmont Park`s stacked Saturday card features a monumental upset and a re-emergence of a previously competitive Ron the Greek. He broke a long slump with an impressive 6 3/4 length win at 21-1 odds earning an automatic berth into the Breeders' Cup Classic on November 2. Second choice Palace Malice finished second while slight 5-2 favorite Flat Out, seeking his third consecutive Gold Cup victory for trainer Bill Mott had to settle for third. Brazilian-bred Vitoria Olimpica took fourth as the longest shot in the field, followed by Last Gunfighter, Alpha, Cross Traffic, and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.
Jockey Club Gold Cup Race Results & Payouts
Times In 100ths: :23.99 :47.28 1:10.78 1:35.08 1:59.70
Winning Trainer: Mott William | Owner: Brous Stable, Wachtel Stable, Hammer, Jack T. And Barber, Gary
Unplaced Horses Listed In Order Of Finish.
Also Ran: Vitoria Olimpica (BRZ), Last Gunfighter, Alpha, Cross Traffic And Orb
$2 Exacta (1-7) Paid: $222.00, $2 Trifecta (1-7-6) Paid: $739.00, $2 Daily Double (7-1) Paid: $435.00 Daily Double Pool $202,876.00 , $2 Pick 3 (1-7-1) 3 Correct Paid: $860.00 Pick 3 Pool $262,156.00 , $2 Pick 4 (8-1-7-1) 4 Correct Paid: $7,241.00 Pick 4 Pool $956,354.00 , $2 Superfecta (1-7-6-4) Paid: $6,260.00