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After Runner-Up Effort In Royal Delta, Mexico’s Jala Jala To Stay At Gulfstream

St. George Stable LLC’s Jala Jala, the first filly ever to sweep the Clasico Internacional del Caribe’s premier races for 3-year-olds and older horses, will remain at Gulfstream Park after her second-place finish behind Blamed Feb. 16 in the Royal Delta Stakes (G3). Trainer Fausto Gutierrez said the Mexican-bred 5-year-old daughter of Point Determined, who […]

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Blamed Takes Royal Delta Gate-To-Wire; Mexican Star Jala Jala Finishes Second

Cleber Massey’s Blamed took the lead at the start and held firm all the way through the stretch in Saturday’s G3 Royal Delta Stakes at Gulfstream Park, the second graded win of her career. The 4-year-old daughter of Blame, ridden by Irad Ortiz as the 4-5 favorite, covered a mile over the fast main track […]

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Mexican Star Jala Jala ‘Has The Quality’ To Take On Royal Delta Field

Jala Jala has dominated the boys in her only two races at Gulfstream Park, but six other fillies and mares figure to give the Mexican star the sternest test of her career in Saturday’s $150,000 Royal Delta (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Jala Jala ventured from Mexico to Gulfstream Park to capture the $300,000 Clasico del […]

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Mexican Stars Kukulkan, Jala Jala To Keep Racing At Gulfstream

Kukulkan, Mexico’s Triple Crown winner who reeled off 14 consecutive victories before finishing 11th Saturday in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), will remain at Gulfstream Park, said trainer Fausto Gutierrez Wednesday morning. Gutierrez said 2018 Clasico del Caribe winner Kukulkan will be joined by stablemate and 2017 Clasico del Caribe winner Jala Jala, […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Pride Of Mexico Comes To Pegasus

There actually are two colts who were foaled in 2015 and named Kukulkan. The Florida-bred by that name is a son of Corfu, and from 16 starts, he has finished second in 6 but has never won a race. The other Kukulkan was foaled on Jan. 30 in Mexico and has never lost a race. […]

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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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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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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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