“The Jockey Club Gold Cup was selected for Curlin in order to continue his legacy as one of America’s greatest thoroughbreds,” said Jess Jackson, majority owner of Curlin.
The race will be the 90th running of the Jockey Club Gold Cup, which is run on a 1 ¼ mile Grade 1 track and features 3-year-olds and up and a $750,000 purse. Curlin won the 2007 Jockey Club Gold Cup with a time of 2:01.20 and received a Beyer Speed Figure of 114.
Curlin’s win at the Grade 1 Woodward at Saratoga Race Course on August 30, moves him into second place behind two-time Horse of the Year Cigar as racing’s all time leading earner. Cigar’s career earnings totaled $9,999,815. Curlin’s current earnings total is $9,796,800.