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Hoppertunity Wins Gr1 Jockey Club Gold Cup
At Belmont Park in the US, former Gr1-winning Darley shuttler Any Given Saturday (Distorted Humor-Weekend in Indy, by A.P. Indy) celberated an elite success when 5YO entire Hoppertunity (Any Given Saturday-Refugee, by Unaccounted For) scored by 0.5 length for trainer Bob Baffert in the US$1 million Gr1 Jockey Club Gold Cup (10 furlongs) for 3YO+, over 5YO entire Effinex (Mineshaft-What a Pear, by E Dubai) & 5YO entire Protonico (Giant's Causeway-Alpha Spirit, by A.P. Indy). Hoppertunity improved his record to 7 wins (including the Gr1 Clark Handicap) and 10 placings (including the Gr1 Stephen Foster Handicap & Gr1 Dubai World Cup) from 22 starts for US$3,561,926 earnings.