Jockey Florent Geroux, who began November on a high note when guiding Work All Week to an upset victory in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, ended on one Saturday when taking the Grade 2, $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup aboard the Todd Pletcher-trained Red Rifle.
Cary Street, a dominating winner of the Las Vegas Marathon on the Breeders' Cup undercard last month, goes in search of his third graded victory of the season Saturday in the Grade 2, $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup.
Centennials Farms' Wicked Strong, who clipped heels in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, stumbling and unseating jockey Rajiv Maragh, will not be sent to Santa Anita Park for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Jockey Rajiv Maragh underwent surgery the morning of Sept. 28 at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., to repair a broken right arm suffered when he was unseated during the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park.
As owner Robert Evans started to walk away after accepting the trophy for Tonalist's victory in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup, he was stopped and asked if his colt could become the champion 3-year-old by winning the Breeders' Cup Classic.
The $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup -- the main event of Belmont Park's Super Saturday card with five Grade 1 stakes races -- will bring them together in a race that offers a challenge quite similar to the Travers.