Flat Out eyes three-peat
Updated: September 25, 2013, 6:44 PM ETBy Steve Haskin | Bloodhorse
The $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park Sept. 28 will provide racing fans with a couple of intriguing angles: the battle for divisional honors in two categories and an unprecedented attempt at three consecutive Gold Cup victories since the distance was changed to 1 ¼ miles. First, there is the old warrior Flat Out, the 7-year-old son of Flatter who will be seeking his third straight victory in the Gold Cup. Trained by Bill Mott, Flat Out has proven his affinity for Belmont Park, winning five of his six career starts over the track, with his only defeat being a troubled third-place finish in this year's Metropolitan Handicap. Although the great Kelso captured five consecutive runnings of the Gold Cup, that was when the race was run at two miles.
JOCKEY CLUB GOLD CUP DRAW
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