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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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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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Rematches, Familiar Foes Highlight Clásico Del Caribe Undercard Races

The $77,500 Copa Invitacional, a 1 ¼-mile stakes for older horses on Saturday’s Clasico Internacional del Caribe program at Gulfstream Park, will feature a rematch between last year’s 1-2 finishers. Panama’s Coltimus Prime got the better of Ecuador’s El Kurdo by 2 ½ lengths last year, but that duo will have to face the ‘Music’ […]

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Unbeaten Kukulkan Draws Post 3, Bids For 14th Straight In Clásico Del Caribe

Undefeated Kukulkan will be the star attraction Saturday when the $600,000 Clásico Internacional del Caribe visits Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., for the second year in a row. Mexico’s Triple Crown champion was installed Wednesday as the 3-5 morning-line favorite for the $300,000 Clásico del Caribe in his search of a 14th straight victory […]

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Mexico’s Jala Jala Tunes Up At Gulfstream Park For Clasico Del Caribe Day

Cuadra San Jorge’s star filly Jala Jala, upset winner of the Clasico del Caribe over 3-year-old males last December, tuned up for her return to the international competition with a three-furlong breeze Friday at Gulfstream Park. The 4-year-old daughter of Point Determined completed the distance in 37.46 seconds over a fast main track for trainer […]

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Irad Ortiz’s Clasico Del Caribe Win Earns Jockey Of The Week Title

After winning multiple stakes on Caribbean Cup Day and topping the leaderboard by every measure, Irad Ortiz, Jr. is the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week ending December 10, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which […]

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