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Gulfstream’s Claiming Crown Program Sets All-Time Handle Record Of $13.846 Million

The 21st running of the Claiming Crown Saturday at Gulfstream Park set an all-time handle record of $13.846 million. The previous record handle on the Claiming Crown was $13.612 million set last year at Gulfstream Park. Saturday’s 11-race program was highlighted by Leitone’s victory in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel and four stakes wins by […]

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‘A Zap Away’ From The Grand Slam: Walder Celebrates Claiming Crown Double

After watching his trainee, Fast Pass, fall a nose short of victory in the $110,000 Express on Saturday’s Claiming Crown card at Gulfstream Park, Peter Walder’s day brightened considerably with victories in the $110,000 Glass Slipper and $110,000 Iron Horse. Walder and Ron Paolucci Racing LLC visited the winner’s circle with Liza Star ($12.40) following […]

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Forest Fire Brings Stakes Experience To Claiming Crown Jewel

Shirley Lojeski’s Forest Fire will bring stakes credentials into Saturday’s $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel, which will highlight the $1.1 million, nine-race event for horses that have raced for a claiming price of $35,000 or less. The Claiming Crown, which will be hosted by Gulfstream Park for the eighth consecutive year, is a tribute to the […]

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Maximum Security, Tax Among Nominees For Claiming Crown

Triple Crown-tested 3-year-olds Maximum Security, the multiple Grade 1 winner and disqualified first-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby (G1), and two-time graded-stakes winner Tax are among 261 horses nominated to the 21st running of the $1.11 million Claiming Crown Saturday, Dec. 7 at Gulfstream Park. Maximum Security is scheduled to make his next start Dec. 7 […]

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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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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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