Diversify Wins Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes at Belmont Park
The $750,000 G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes was contested Saturday, October 7 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. A competitive group of horses three years old and upward took to Belmont Park's dirt track and raced 1 1/4 miles. New York-bred 7-2 second betting choice Diversify posted the impressive wire-to-wire win against a good field and gained an automatic berth into the Breeders' Cup Classic. 6-5 favorite Keen Ice finished an OK second in the field of seven while Doug O'Neill-trained 3-year-old Pavel got in for third as the 4-1 fourth choice. The order of finish was completed by Good Samaritan, Destin, Rally Cry, and Highland Sky.