Claudio Gonzalez

Friday’s Opening Of Laurel Park Meet Brings Big Fields, Emphasis On Turf Racing

Full fields and competitive racing over its world-class turf course will once again be the focus as Laurel Park gears up to open its 40-day summer meet Friday, June 1. A total of 99 horses, an average of 9.9 starters per race, were entered for a 10-race season-opening program that gets under way at 1:10 […]

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Vargas, Gonzalez Take Home Laurel Winter-Spring Meet Titles

Journeyman Jorge Vargas Jr., riding his first full meet in Maryland, and Claudio Gonzalez, the state’s leading trainer in 2017, were each crowned meet champions on closing day of Laurel Park’s 60-day winter-spring stand Sunday. Thanks to a three-win afternoon Saturday, Vargas took a 49-46 advantage over 19-year-old apprentice Wes Hamilton into Sunday’s card, where he had four mounts. […]

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Gonzalez Lucks Out With Stakes-Winning Former Claimer Afleet Willy

Claudio Gonzalez, who led all trainers in Maryland last year with 84 victories while securing training titles during Laurel’s summer and fall meets, claimed Afleet Willy on a cloudy day out of a victory over a sealed, muddy track two days after Christmas in 2015. The son of Wilburn has turned out to be a […]

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Claudio Gonzalez, Jevian Toledo Claim Laurel Park, Maryland Titles

Trainer Claudio Gonzalez and jockey Jevian Toledo clinched top honors during Laurel Park’s fall meet, capping an outstanding year where they each finished as Maryland’s overall champion in their respective divisions Gonzalez, 40, ranked first in both wins (33) and purses earned ($1,029,257) during the fall meet, which began Sept. 8 and was scheduled through […]

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Chublicious Grinds Out De Francis Dash Win

David Gruskos’ multiple stakes winner Chublicious, dismissed as the longest shot in the four-horse field at 10-1, collared stubborn front-runner Blue Moon Ace in mid-stretch and emerged from their duel to the wire with a neck victory in the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday at Laurel Park. The 26th running of the six-furlong […]

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Laurel Park No Permite Inscritos Del Entrenador Jorge Navarro Por Controversia En New Jersey

Sal Sinatra, presidente y gerente general del Jockey Club de Maryland, dijo que la oficina de actividades hípicas de Laurel Park no aceptará inscripciones de ejemplares entrenados por Jorge Navarro debido a las consecuencias de un controversial video suyo y de uno de sus propietarios, Randal Gindi, grabado desde un celular en Monmouth Park y […]

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Laurel Not Accepting Entries From Navarro Over New Jersey Controversy

Sal Sinatra, president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club, said the racing office at Laurel Park would not accept the entries of horses trained by Jorge Navarro because of fallout from the controversial cellphone video of Navarro and one of his owners, Randal Gindi, taken last month at Monmouth Park and posted on […]

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Gonzalez, Carrasco Finish On Top At Laurel; Toledo Wins Four On His Birthday

Claudio Gonzalez picked up two winners on Sunday’s 11-race closing day program at Laurel Park to edge Kieron Magee, 21-19, and earn leading trainer honors at the 33-day summer meet. Victor Carrasco went winless with his only three mounts on the afternoon but finished as the leading rider with 36 victories, three more than Jevian Toledo, who […]

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Jockey Russell, Trainer Gonzalez Win Laurel Meet Titles

Laurel Park closed its 2015 winter meet Sunday with a mandatory payout of its Jackpot Pick 5. Five of five winners returned $1,037.02. Racing in Maryland shifts to Pimlico beginning Thursday, April 2. First race post time is 1:10 p.m. Pimlico’s meet will be highlighted by the 140th Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel in racing’s […]

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Laurel Meets Ends in Four-Way Tie for Training Title

The Laurel Park winter meeting ended today with apprentice rider Trevor McCarthy winning the jockey title and four conditioners sharing the trainer championship. The 42-day stand began at the central Maryland track on January 1. Five live racing days were lost to inclement weather. The day began with Hugh McMahon, Juan Vazquez, Claudio Gonzalez and […]

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