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HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track

Remember This Race?

Remember This Race?

 

Race Clue #1 - This edition of the grade 1 race included not only the defending Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, but also the next winner as well.

Race Clue #2 - The bettor’s top choice would win, but the second choice could manage no better than 6th.

Race Clue #3- Most of the field had a prep over the track, but the winner’s previous race came in New England.

Race Clue #4 - Things may look a little different these days, but this race is still an important part of the summer schedule.

Race Clue #5- He wasn’t one of the BC Classic winners, but the 5th place finisher did better than $5 million in earnings.

Race Clue #6 - The race winner also won his three remaining starts of the season.

Race Clue #7 - This was the second fastest edition of the race in the last quarter century.

Race Clue #8- Mike Smith and Gary Stevens both had a mount, but neither factored in the result.

Race Clue #9 - Two Triple Crown winners have won this race, including the most recent horse to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont.

Race Clue #10 - Three in this field would also run in the Breeders’ Cup Classic a little later in the year.

You should know it by now … Tell me the race and the year! 

 

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Older Comments about Remember This Race?...

Si !
see I said it was the Hollywood Godl CUp!
Very well solved, Andrew ... Come back next week to defend your championship belt!
Thanks, Brian! The New England clue was a giveaway, so I looked up Cigar's races and realized he beat Concern (the '94 Classic winner) in that Gold Cup.
Well done, congrats!
Congratulations, Andrew! How did you solve tonight's puzzle?
Ding, ding, ding ... We have a winner, and the photo goes to Toasting over ensign ... The 1995 Hollywood Gold Cup is correct!
'88 Woodward
1995 Hollywood Gold Cup
1995 Hollywood Gold Cup.
The '87 Woodward is also incorrect.
Whoops, that's more than 25 years ago. Time flies.
1987 Woodward
Sorry, it is not the '95 JCGC.
1995 JCGC
its 100% woodward or Jcgc as Affirmed won both
No, it is neither the '97 JCGC, nor the '98 Woodward.
1998 woodward. skip away
1997 Jockey Club Gold Cup
jason beat me

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