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Claiming Crown Winner Aztec Sense Voted Pennsylvania’s Horse Of The Year

It’s difficult to get much better than perfect. Racing eight times last year, Joseph Besecker’s Aztec Sense won all eight races, including five stakes, and at the annual horsemen’s awards banquet Wednesday evening, he was honored as the top thoroughbred in Pennsylvania for 2018. Claimed by trainer Jorge Navarro from a start here at Parx […]

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Claiming Crown Handle Up 14 Percent To Kick Off Gulfstream’s Championship Meet

Gulfstream Park opened its 2018-2019 Championship Meet with a record handle on the 20th edition of the Claiming Crown. Total handle on the 11-race program was $13.612 million, smashing the previous Claiming Crown record set last year of $11.925 million, or 14 percent. Handle on the Claiming Crown has grown every year since Gulfstream starting […]

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Aztec Sense Tops ‘Amazing’ Claiming Crown Triple For Navarro

Aztec Sense was relentless in victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Jewel at Gulfstream Park, providing trainer Jorge Navarro with his third success in the nine-stakes $1 million Claiming Crown on opening day of the 2018-2019 Championship Meet. Navarro also notched long-shot victories with Salsa’s Return ($35.60) in the $110,000 Iron Horse and in the Misschief Maas […]

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Navarro Holds Strong Hand Of 15 Going Into Claiming Crown

The 2018-2019 Championship Meet will get underway at Gulfstream Park Saturday, and no one will be more thrilled than trainer Jorge Navarro that the opening-day program will be celebrated with 20th edition of the Claiming Crown. “This is a day I always look forward to. Claiming horses are what made me. I love the claiming game,” […]

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Millionaire Royal Posse Retired To Old Friends Farm

Multiple stakes-winning millionaire Royal Posse has officially been retired to Kentucky’s Old Friends Farm, trainer Rudy Rodriguez announced on Facebook on Tuesday. The 7-year-old New York-bred gelding by Posse won 11 of his 42 starts, earning $1,037,560. Possibly Royal Posse’s biggest accomplishment was back-to-back victories in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Park in […]

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Flowers For Lisa Wins Claiming Crown Jewel To Complete Big Saturday For Navarro

Flowers for Lisa finished off a banner day for trainer Jorge Navarro Saturday, registering a front-running triumph in the $200,000 Jewel, the grand finale of the $1 million Claiming Crown and an 11-race program on the first day of Gulfstream Park’s 2017-2018 Championship Meet. About an hour after Navarro saddled 2017 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) winner […]

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Claiming Crown Handle Rises Another Seven Percent For Record Total

Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet opened Saturday with a record handle in the 19th running of the Claiming Crown. Total handle on the 11-race program was $11.925 million, up seven percent from last year when $11.141 was wagered on an 11-race program. Handle in 2015 was $10.362 million. Handle on the Claiming Crown has gone up every year since […]

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Royal Posse Digs Deep For Second Claiming Crown Jewel Victory

Royal Posse had to work hard for it this time, but the 5-year old gelding came away with another victory in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel, the centerpiece of Saturday’s nine-race $1 million Claiming Crown on the Opening Day card for Gulfstream Park’s 2016-2017 Championship Meet. A dominating 2 ½-length winner last year in the […]

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Royal Posse Gives Castellano Fourth Claiming Crown Win On The Day In Jewel

Royal Posse slipped through along the rail under Javier Castellano to grab the lead on the backstretch before drawing away to a commanding victory in the $200,000 Jewel, providing the reigning Eclipse Award-winning jockey with his fourth win of Saturday’s nine-race $1.1 million Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Park. Castellano, who got off to a fast […]

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Claiming Crown Adds Ninth Race, Nominations Due Sunday

Gulfstream Park, which will play host to the $1.1 million Claiming Crown for the fourth consecutive year, reminds horsemen the nomination deadline is Sunday, Nov. 8. The 17th running of the Claiming Crown will be held on Opening Day of Gulfstream’s Championship Meet Saturday, Dec. 5. The eight-race program last year handled more than $10 […]

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