Marlboro Cup Invitational


What the Nation is saying about the Marlboro Cup Invitational...

As we anxiously await the 2012 Belmont Stakes today's Proust Questionnaire, Racing Edition, introduces us to Belmont Stakes-winning jockey Heliodoro Gustines, who rode Stage Door Johnny to victory in the race in 1968.Read More
One of his greatest achievements was winning the Woodward Stakes in four consecutive years beginning in 1974.Read More
1. Marlboro Cup (1973-1987) It may have been short lived, but during its’ fifteen year run in the 70’s and 80’s, there was no better race run in America than the Marlboro Cup. Its roll call of runners reads like a who’s who of dirt racing beginning with the inaugural edition when Secretariat defeate...Read More
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  • kay.robinett · The Michigan Mile.. only time any horses of any quality came to the state...back when we had thoroughbred racing at all... (honorable mention to all of the races New York has gutted distance wise, such as the CCA Oaks, the Personal Ensign, the JCGC, the Mother Goose etc. etc. which are now mere echos of what they once were). · 455 days ago ·
  • LarryDickson · I also miss Marlboro Cup, Flamingo, Widener, Washington International. Michigan Mile and an eigth was the big event for the track. Meadowlands Cup became a dismisses race after Breeder's Cup started. I preferred the California Derby being run after the Santa Anita Derby when a horse could come up and surprise at Derby time, such as Casual Lies. I also remember when the Garden State Stakes was a big event for two year olds. Other races were run late at Aqueduct which allowed horses to stretch out over distances of ground. I particularly miss the races run at 12 to 18 furlongs. · 452 days ago ·
Riva Ridge was the horse that got me interested in horse racing. To this day, he is still my all-time favorite. This is the story of my love affair with the “other” big, beautiful stallion from Meadow Stable.Read More
The date was October 2, 1976. The United States was one month away from electing a former peanut farmer as the Commander-in-Chief, and in the world of thoroughbred horse racing; one of America’s all-time great handicap stars would thrill fans with a breathtaking performance at Belmont Park. Forego w...Read More
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  • racingrooter · I've been away for awhile and just had an opportunity to catch up on this. I LOVED Forego. Thanks for posting one of my all time favorite races. · 834 days ago ·
  • bloodster · Was never a big Forego fan but have to admit you have to admire the way he carried the weight. I think I saw this one at bemont as I was there on most weekends in the 70's. · 833 days ago ·
For the first time in history, two Triple Crown winners met in a race, the Marlboro Cup at Belmont Park.Read More
Secretariat won the Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap in the then world record time of 1:45 2/5 for 1 1/8 miles. He defeated...Read More
Nijinsky II won the St. Leger Stakes and became the 15th winner of England's Triple Crown.Read More
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  • zxswordxz · What I'd do to see Big Red handle a little bit different. Especially with those virus/abscess that plague him in the 3 W.... · 946 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · That intestinal disorder plaqued Secretariat from a couple days before his Woodward loss until just before that workout! · 946 days ago ·
Jockey Angel Cordero Jr. rode his first winner in the U.S.,...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video09/15/84Bel11 1/8 mD03+ MMarlboro Cup Invitational-G1Slew O' GoldTardanaskaCanadian Factor0:00.00
View DetailsView Video09/08/79Bel81 1/8 mD03+ MMarlboro Cup Invitational-G1Spectacular BidGeneral AssemblyCoastal1:46.60
View DetailsView Video09/16/78Bel31 1/8 mD03+ MMarlboro Cup Invitational-G1Seattle SlewAffirmedNasty and Bold1:45.80
View DetailsView Video10/02/76Bel81 1/4 mD03+ MMarlboro Cup Invitational-G1ForegoHonest PleasureFather Hogan2:00.00
View Details09/13/75Bel81 1/4 mD03+ MMarlboro Cup Invitational-G1WajimaForegoAncient Title2:00.00
View Details09/14/74Bel81 1/8 mD03+ MMarlboro Cup Invitational-G1Big SpruceArbees BoyForego1:46.60
View DetailsView Video09/15/73Bel71 1/8 mD03+ MMarlboro Cup Invitational-G1SecretariatRiva RidgeCougar II1:45.40