Hoppertunity Wins Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park
Belmont Park in Elmont, New York was the scene of the $1 million G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes on Saturday, October 8 - a 1 1/4 mile dirt test for horses three years old and upward. Bob Baffert trained 3-1 third choice Hoppertunity flew across country and posted a terrific half length victory in the field of just five with 6-5 favorite Effinex getting up for second and Protonico claiming third at 6-1 odds. 8-5 second choice Mubtaahij finished a disappointing fourth with Watershed last. War Story scratched.