10/01/2015 12:40PM

Crist: Once-mighty Gold Cup has fallen from favor


In the 30 years before the first Breeders’ Cup Classic in 1984, the Jockey Club Gold Cup provided a similar conclusion to the racing season, crowning nine Horses of the Year with an honor roll of winning Hall of Famers including Nashua, Kelso, Buckpasser, Damascus, Affirmed, and John Henry and runners-up including Seattle Slew and Spectacular Bid.