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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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Prado Off To A ‘Beautiful Start’ At Gulfstream Championship Meet

Just in time for the winter meet, Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado is heating up. The 52-year-old Prado won with his lone mount Friday at Gulfstream Park, guiding 19-1 long shot Fritzi ($41.20) to a one-length maiden special weight triumph in the 3-year-old Graham Motion-trained filly’s second career start. It was the sixth victory […]

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Gulfstream’s Claiming Crown Saturday To Feature $250,000 Guaranteed Rainbow 6

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will offer a guaranteed pool of $250,000 for its all-stakes sequence to cap Saturday’s $1.11 million Claiming Crown program at Gulfstream Park. Post time for the first of 11 races is 11:50 a.m. Saturday’s Rainbow 6 will begin in Race 6, the $110,000 Rapid Transit going seven furlongs on the main […]

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Fan Favorite Bodexpress Takes On Gulfstream-Loving Prince Lucky In Harlan’s Holiday

Daniel McConnell’s Prince Lucky, a back-to-back graded-stakes winner during the 2018-2019 Championship Meet, is prominent on the list of 16 nominations for the $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday (G3), one of four graded stakes on the Dec. 14 program at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Prince Lucky captured the Hal’s Hope (G3) prior to scoring a […]

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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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‘Nice To Be Back Home’: Gaffalione Returns To Florida For Gulfstream Championship Meet

Jockey Tyler Gaffalione registered his first win of the 2019-2020 Championship Meet aboard 1-2 favorite Durlyn in Thursday’s seventh race at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. After spending the past several months riding primarily in Kentucky with a summer sojourn to Saratoga, the 25-year-old native of nearby Davie, Fla. is happy to be home […]

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Gulfstream Turf Races Bookend Friday’s Stronach 5

The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, will begin and end on the turf Friday at Gulfstream Park. The popular wager begins at 4 p.m., with a five furlong optional claimer on the turf featuring 11 fillies and mares. It wraps up at 5 p.m. with a mile claiming event […]

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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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‘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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