1978 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1)

10/14/1978, Belmont Park
1 1/2m (Dirt)
3 M
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What the Nation is saying about the 1978 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1)...

This was one of the greatest races I've ever watched.
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  • larooski · One of the best performances in defeat you'll ever see. Too bad Affirmed's saddle slipped. Assault's 1947 Butler Handicap at Jamaica was a gutsy performance. Carrying 135 lbs. Assault was taken up once, knocked off stride and back to last with a furlong to go, rallied a 3rd time, squeezed between horses and beat Stymie by a head. He was spotting Stymie 9 lbs. and Gallorette 18 lbs. that day. DRF columnist Leon Rasmussen said Assaults '47 Butler "receives my award for the best individual performance by a horse in my time." · 726 days ago ·
  • cocoa2 · Watch the Santa Anita Derby, '57 I believe. Best closing performance in possibly all of racing history. · 726 days ago ·
For all of the great performances that can be found in the Jockey Club Gold Cup history, it was a runner-up finish that remains my favorite.Read More
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  • Floridaf · What an amazing race! Exceller may have won it, but Seattle Slew certainly did not make it easy. I wish we saw races like this on a frequent basis still. · 838 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · The Slew crew were nuts....Recall when Slew O'Gold needed bute in the inaugural BC Classic. The ones who had screamed the most about its use, overloaded the poor guy and he was sick from the high dose, all to get him to that race. It was obvious mid srtretch that he had nothing in the tank anyway. Hypocrites who rad too many of thier wone press clippings · 837 days ago ·

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