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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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Gulfstream Park: Record Number Of Horses Nominated To Opening Day Claiming Crown

A record 346 horses have been nominated for the 20th renewal of the $1.11 Claiming Crown, to be held Saturday, Dec. 1 on the Opening Day of Gulfstream Park’s 2018-2019 Championship Meet. There were a record amount of nominations in the $200,000 Jewel (39), $110,000 Distaff Dash (33), $110,000 Rapid Transit (42) and $110,000 Iron Horse […]

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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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