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Dubai Golden Shaheen ‘A Very Deep Race’ With Imperial Hint, Roy H, X Y Jet

Two years after a disastrous first trip to Dubai, trainer Luis Carvajal Jr. took no chances getting his stable star ready for a second attempt at the Dubai Golden Shaheen. Imperial Hint became very ill flying from the cold temperatures of Philadelphia to Dubai in 2017, which forced him to miss the race, so he […]

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X Y Jet Eyes Third Run At Dubai Golden Shaheen Following Gulfstream Allowance Romp

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet romped to a 7 3/4-length victory in Wednesday’s featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park, punching his ticket to Dubai for a third run in the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen (Grade 1) March 30. Sent to post as the 2-5 favorite in a field of six in the […]

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X Y Jet Targets Third Dubai Journey With Gulfstream Prep

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet headlines Wednesday’s featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park, seeking to punch his ticket for a third trip to Dubai. The popular 7-year-old gelding finished second twice in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1), a neck behind Muarrab in 2016 and a head behind Mind Your Biscuits […]

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Ortiz Brothers Dominate As Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Approaches $1 Million

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 17th consecutive racing day Thursday, growing the carryover jackpot to $976,699.44 for Friday’s 11-race program. First race post time is noon. A total of $294,009 was bet into the popular multi-race wager, which began with a carryover of $906,158.40 from Wednesday’s card. Multiple tickets with all six winners […]

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Navarro: ‘I Still Get Nervous For Every Horse’ From Claimers To Stakes Runners

After earning career victory No. 1,000 in Saturday’s Grade III Fred W. Hooper Stakes at Gulfstream Park with 6-year-old gelding Aztec Sense, trainer Jorge Navarro was quick to emphasize the teamwork behind his ongoing success. “I give thanks for my owners and my staff, because without them I probably would be sitting at 1 (victory),” […]

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Lucky Number 13: Aztec Sense Gives Navarro 1,000th Win In Fred W. Hooper

Joseph Besecker’s Aztec Sense scored his 13th lifetime victory and ninth in a row in Saturday’s G3 Fred W. Hooper Stakes, giving up the lead down the backstretch only to regain it and stay strong in the lane, crossing the wire about two lengths better than late-running Breaking Lucky. The 6-year-old son of Street Sense […]

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Third Time’s The Charm? ‘Fragile’ X Y Jet Again Aims For Dubai Golden Shaheen

Multiple graded-stakes winner X Y Jet breezed five furlongs Saturday morning for a planned start in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Jan. 19 at Gulfstream Park. The popular 7-year-old gray gelding broke from the starting gate under Emisael Jaramillo and covered the distance in 1:00 at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training center in Palm […]

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Claiming Crown Handle Up 14 Percent To Kick Off Gulfstream’s Championship Meet

Gulfstream Park opened its 2018-2019 Championship Meet with a record handle on the 20th edition of the Claiming Crown. Total handle on the 11-race program was $13.612 million, smashing the previous Claiming Crown record set last year of $11.925 million, or 14 percent. Handle on the Claiming Crown has grown every year since Gulfstream starting […]

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Aztec Sense Tops ‘Amazing’ Claiming Crown Triple For Navarro

Aztec Sense was relentless in victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Jewel at Gulfstream Park, providing trainer Jorge Navarro with his third success in the nine-stakes $1 million Claiming Crown on opening day of the 2018-2019 Championship Meet. Navarro also notched long-shot victories with Salsa’s Return ($35.60) in the $110,000 Iron Horse and in the Misschief Maas […]

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Landeros Preparing For ‘Working Vacation’ With Family At Gulfstream Park

Jockey Chris Landeros will be off to a busy start at his second straight Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park, with mounts in seven of Saturday’s 11 races including five of the nine Claiming Crown stakes as he seeks to improve on his 2017-18 numbers. In his first full winter at Gulfstream, riding primarily for his […]

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