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After Quarantine Debacle, Supreme Soul Is Back Home In Jamaica

After two months stuck in regulatory purgatory, Jamaican Triple Crown winner Supreme Soul is finally back home in trainer Anthony “Baba” Nunez’s barn. The horse, who had come to the United States to run at Gulfstream during the Clasico del Caribe on Dec. 8, was in a federal quarantine facility in Miami from early December […]

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Report: Clasico Del Caribe Runner Supreme Soul Stuck In U.S. Quarantine Stall For 44 Days

Jamaican Group 1 winner and Clasico del Caribe runner Supreme Soul has found himself caught in a loop of international bureaucracy since he ran at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 8. Trainer Anthony Nunez said the horse has been stuck in a U.S. Department of Agriculture quarantine facility in Florida ever since because the Jamaican government […]

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‘Dream Come True’: 45-1 Longshot The Brother Slew Wins Clasico Del Caribe For Venezuela

The Brother Slew, a 45-1 long shot ridden by Paco Lopez, prevented a sweep by Mexico of the five Clasico Internacional del Caribe stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday while scoring an upset victory for Venezuela in the $300,000 Clasico del Caribe. “This is the best thing that ever happened in my life,” owner/trainer Paul Valery […]

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Puerto Rico’s Top Trainer Back At Gulfstream Seeking More ‘Clasico’ Success

If Jose Dan Velez looks as if he’s been here before, there’s a reason. The leading trainer in Puerto Rico this year was at Gulfstream Park last December, when he saddled Mishegas to victory in the Copa Invitacional. But the comfort factor doesn’t stop there. Velez, 42, spent the winter of 2017-18 in South Florida […]

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2018 Clasico Del Caribe Winner Kulkulkan Headlines Copa Confraternidad

Fray Angelico represented Panama in the Clasico Internacional del Caribe extremely well the past two years at Gulfstream Park but had to settle for second behind Jala Jala in both the 2017 Clasico del Caribe and the 2018 Copa Confraternidad del Caribe. Fray Angelico has returned to Gulfstream Park for a third time in search […]

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‘We Represent The Country’: Panama’s ‘Droopy’ Rodriguez Goes For Fourth ‘World Cup’ Of Caribbean Racing

When friends first began calling him “Droopy,” a nickname that stemmed from his likeness to the animated hound dog with saggy cheeks, it angered Alberto Paz Rodriguez. He would lash back in protest, only to make matters worse. “I used to get real mad when they called me Droopy,” he said. “But when you get […]

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‘A Major, Major Boost’: Jamaica Returns To Clasico Del Caribe After Many Years

For an island nation that many call the “Heart of the Caribbean,” Jamaica has in recent years been largely invisible in the eyes of the racing world, an annual no-show in the Clasico Internacional del Caribe. No longer. Two Jamaican-bred colts are expected to take part in Sunday’s Clasico at Gulfstream Park, ending a long […]

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‘Improved’ Kukulkan Targets Double In Clasico Internacional Del Caribe

Trainer Fausto Gutierrez sent Kukulkan to the Gulfstream Park racetrack Sunday morning for a half-mile workout in preparation for a planned start in the Copa Confraternidad del Caribe on the Dec. 8 Clasico Internacional del Caribe program. St. George Stable LLC’s Kukulkan, who captured last year’s $300,000 Clasico del Caribe for 3-year-olds, breezed the four-furlong […]

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Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Named Official Charity Of Clasico Del Caribe

Gulfstream Park has named Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Inc. (CTA) as the official charity of the Clasico Internacional del Caribe on Sunday, Dec. 8. The Clasico Internacional del Caribe, the premier event for Thoroughbreds from Latin America and the Caribbean, is highlighted by the $300,000 Clasico del Caribe. Horses competing in the event are arriving from […]

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