clásico del caribe

Jala Jala Makes History With Back-To-Back Victories In Caribbean Classic Event

Mexican star filly Jala Jala made history Saturday at Gulfstream Park, saving ground early before drawing off to an impressive 4 ¾-length triumph in the $100,000 Copa Confraternidad del Caribe. The victory, coupled with her nine-length romp in the Clasico del Caribe last December, made Cuadra San Jorge’s Jala Jala ($4.40) the first filly ever […]

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Undefeated Kukulkan Tops Big Day For Irad Ortiz With Clasico Del Caribe Victory

Mexico’s Triple Crown champion Kukulkan extended his career undefeated streak to 14 in a row Saturday with a 10 ¼-length triumph in the $300,000 Clasico del Caribe at Gulfstream Park, providing jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. with his third winner in the five-race $600,000 Clasico Internacional del Caribe. The Clasico del Caribe, a 1 1/8-mile stakes […]

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Stars Winning, Betting Boost Highlight ‘Incredible’ Atmosphere At Clásico Del Caribe

Total handle on the Clasico Internacional del Caribe program at Gulfstream Park Saturday was $9.617 million, surpassing last year’s $8.822 million total handle by 9 percent. Gulfstream became the first pari-mutuel facility outside Latin America or the Caribbean last year to play host to the Clasico Internacional del Caribe since its inception in 1966. Saturday’s […]

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Weekend Lineup: Juvenile Spotlight On Los Al

A pair of Grade 1 races for juveniles are the highlight of North American racing this weekend, featuring Los Alamitos Racecourse in Southern California. The Futurity is led by a pair of Bob Baffert trainees in Improbable and Mucho Gusto, while the Starlet also features two from his stable in Chasing Yesterday and Mother Mother. […]

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Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Builds To $123,876 For Clasico Card

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the fifth straight program at Gulfstream Park Friday, producing a carryover jackpot of $123,876.95 for Saturday’s 11:50 a.m. all-stakes program featuring the return of the $600,000 Clasico Internacional del Caribe. Multiple tickets Friday with all six winners were each worth $2,267.40. The carryover jackpot is only paid out […]

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Clásico del Caribe: Summers Back With El Kurdo, Recent 22-Length Winner

Stud David Y Daniel’s El Kurdo, second in the Copa Invitacional during last year’s Clasico Internacional del Caribe program, will have a chance to reverse that finish Saturday at Gulfstream. A 7-year-old son of Giacomo, El Kurdo enters the 1 ¼-mile Copa Invitacional with a perfect 4-0 record this year in Ecuador, where he is […]

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Irad Ortiz Primed For Another Big Day At Clásico Del Caribe

Irad Ortiz Jr. has amassed a worldwide fan base while establishing himself as an elite jockey since arriving to the U.S. from Puerto Rico in 2011, but the 26-year-old rider’s talent and success have never been more vocally celebrated than during the Clasico Internacional del Caribe at Gulfstream Park last December. Ortiz Jr. was a […]

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The Friday Show: Passing Or Failing Grades?

Each year, the American Graded Stakes Committee reevaluates the grading system for the highest level races in the U.S., downgrading some from Grade 1 or Grade 2 and upgrading others from Grade 2 or 3. It’s an annual decision that has wide-ranging implications for the racing and breeding industries. In this special edition of The […]

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Clásico Del Caribe News Minute: What’s The Story?

With the Caribbean Classic event being held at Gulfstream Park for the second consecutive year, there are some storylines developing that make the event easier to follow for U.S. racing fans. In today’s edition of the Clásico del Caribe News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick go over what to watch for in the big […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: No Slowing Down For ‘Droopy’ Rodriguez

Alberto Paz Rodriguez loved the racetrack while growing up in Panama City, Panama. His parents thought he loved it a little too much. “My folks were concerned I would get involved with gambling. The racetrack didn’t have the best reputation back then,” recalled Rodriguez, 79, who is better known by his childhood nickname “Droopy” – […]

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