$32,000 Claim Tusk Avoids Trouble To Win Tropical Turf Stakes

Jordan Wycoff’s Tusk, racing second time off the claim for red-hot trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. and facing graded company for the first time in more than three years, found room between horses approaching the stretch and powered home to capture Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 42nd running of the one-mile Tropical Turf […]

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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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Baltas Bringing A Third Former Claimer To Breeders’ Cup

Lady Ninja, who posted a pulsating nose victory over favored Selcourt in the LA Woman Stakes last Saturday, is bound for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at seven furlongs on Nov. 2, trainer Richard Baltas confirmed Saturday morning. Baltas claimed the five-year-old Kentucky-bred mare for $32,000 on Sept. 1, 2018, but […]

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New York Increases Funding For Equine Aftercare

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) have joined forces to create an aftercare initiative that assesses a 1.5 percent fee on a New York-raced horse’s claiming price. Proceeds from this fee will go directly to NYTHA’s Take The Lead (TTL) program and to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance […]

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Sexton Mile: $10,000 Claim Mocito Rojo Kicks Clear In Graded Stakes Debut

Wayne Davis’ Mocito Rojo made his graded stakes debut a winning one on Sunday, closing ground and kicking away to win the G3 Steve Sexton Mile by two lengths over favored King Abner. The 5-year-old son of Mutadda was sent off at odds of 5-1 under Filemon Rodriguez, and he became the first graded winner […]

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Cancel, Rodriguez Celebrate Multiple Winners On NYRA’s Claiming Championship Day

Jockey Eric Cancel registered three wins while trainer Rudy Rodriguez saddled a pair of winners to highlight the New York Racing Association’s Claiming Championship series on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Claiming Championship, open to horses who have started for a claiming price in 2018 or 2019, featured 10 stakes worth $620,000, with races contested […]

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Enhanced Soundness Measures Allow NYRA To Boost Claiming Purses

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced purse values for open claiming races will increase, beginning with the Friday, March 8 card at Aqueduct Racetrack. In January, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) formally adopted an amendment allowing racing organizations to apply for adjustments to the purse-to-claim ratio, with the provision that […]

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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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Deadline To Enter NYRA ‘Under 20’s Claiming Challenge’ Set For Dec. 2

The deadline to enter the New York Racing Association’s unique ‘Under 20’s Claiming Challenge’, which offers local trainers an opportunity to compete for cash prizes during the upcoming Aqueduct winter meet, is set for December 2. A concept launched in April at the Belmont spring/summer meet, the Under 20’s Claiming Challenge is open to trainers […]

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