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Vautier Named Official Treating Veterinarian of Clasico del Caribe

Oct 11, 2017
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park announced today it has named Gustavo Eduardo Vautier as the official treating veterinarian of the Clasico Internacional del Caribe, to be run for the first time in North America Saturday, Dec. 9.

Vautier is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (IEPA), Florida Association of Equine Practitioners (FAEP) and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). He worked as a veterinarian in his native Argentina before emigrating to the U.S., 20 years ago. He has since started his own equine practice at Gulfstream and major horse sales around the country.

Vautier speaks English, Spanish and basic Portuguese. 

“Dr. Vautier will be the only veterinarian allowed to treat horses running in the five races that comprise the 2017 Clasico Internacional del Caribe, including the Clasico del Caribe” said Gulfstream General Manager Bill Badgett. 

Gulfstream will become the first pari-mutuel facility outside Latin America and the Caribbean to host the Clasico Internacional del Caribe since its inception in 1966. The event includes five races with total purses of $600,000, including the $300,000 Clasico del Caribe for 3-year-olds.

The Dec. 9 program will also include six $75,000 stakes races for 2-year-olds. Gulfstream’s Championship Meet kicks off Dec. 2 with the $1.1 million Claiming Crown.

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