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Claiming Crown To Remain At Gulfstream Park Through 2021

The Claiming Crown, which has seen unprecedented growth the past five years while being hosted at Gulfstream Park, will remain in South Florida through 2021. Gulfstream, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA), announced Thursday a three-year agreement beginning in […]

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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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Northern California Shippers Score Big On Both Coasts

Last Saturday, Bay Area equine stars Mended and Krsto Skye represented the Golden Gate Fields racing community in a big way. Mended, trained by John Martin, shipped east from the Albany, Calif., racetrack to run in the $110,000 Claiming Crown Glass Slipper at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Kentucky-bred daughter of Broken Vow […]

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Paco Lopez Shines Bright On Claiming Crown Day, Voted Jockey Of The Week

Paco Lopez was the star of Claiming Crown Day, winning three of the nine stakes in the annual event to earn Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week honors for the week ending December 3, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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Special Ops Extends Maker’s Claiming Crown Record With 16th Victory

Skychai Racing’s Special Ops, rebounding from a subpar effort in his previous start, came flying with a relentless run on the far outside to extend trainer Mike Maker’s record run in the Claiming Crown with a 1 ¾-length triumph in the $125,000 Emerald Saturday at Gulftream Park. The 1 1/16-mile Emerald for 3-year-olds and which have started […]

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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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Claiming Crown: Pay Any Price A Deserved Favorite, Twocubanbrothersu True ‘Iron Horse’

Pay Any Price, a record holder on the Gulfstream Park turf course, returned from a five-month layoff to score a half-length victory in the $110,000 Canterbury Stakes on Saturday’s opening-day program of the 2017-2018 Championship Meet. The Canterbury, a five-furlong turf dash for horses that started for a claiming price of $25,000 or less since […]

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Mended Wins Her 10th Consecutive Race In Claiming Crown Glass Slipper

Troy and Maritza Onorato’s Mended kicked off the $1.11 million Claiming Crown Day program in style, extending the longest win streak in the country to 10 races with a 6 ¾-length romp in the $110,000 Glass Slipper Saturday, opening day of Gulfstream Park’s 2017-18 Championship Meet. The one-mile Glass Slipper for fillies and mares 3 and […]

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Maker Will Hit The Ground Running At Gulfstream

No one will be busier on Opening Day of Gulfstream Park’s 2017-18 Championship Meet than trainer Mike Maker, who has horses entered in all 11 races on Saturday’s $1.11 million Claiming Crown Day program. Maker, 48, already holds the record with 15 Claiming Crown victories and owns four multi-win days topped by taking four of seven races […]

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