The Jockey Club Gold Cup founded in 1919, is a thoroughbred flat race of Grade 1 status. The race is open to horses, male or female that are three-years or older.
The Jockey Club Gold Cup offers a purse of $1 million. Despite the status of this race, recently it has suffered due to the materialization of the Breeders' Cup. In 1990 the race was also shortened to the more familiar distance of just over 2000 meters, making it less unique. 7 horses have won the race twice and one horse named Kelso has won it five times.