1996 Meadowlands Cup
Dramatic Gold won a narrow stretch duel tonight to capture the $750000 Buick Meadowlands Cup, the richest thoroughbred race ever held in New Jersey. Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Dramatic Gold held off Formal Gold by three-quarters of a length. The 5-year-old covered the mile and an eighth in 1 minute 48 seconds and paid $12.20 for a $2 bet in winning his third race in eight starts this year. Geri, the even-money favorite, finished next to last in the field of 11, his first finish out of the money this year. Mt. Sassafras was third. Gulf Reckoning, who was a perfect 4 for 4 on the Meadowlands main track, led the field through the first three-quarters of a mile. He tired to run fourth and was followed by Eltish, Run Softly, Devil's Honor, November Sunset, Victory Speech, Geri and Stephanotis.
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