$1 Million Claiming Crown Highlights Weekend at Gulfstream Park

$1 Million Claiming Crown Highlights Weekend at Gulfstream Park

12/03/2013

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool in Saturday's 10-cent Ultimate 8
$50,000 Guaranteed Pool in 20-cent Rainbow 6
Claiming Crown Polo Shirts For Those Who Purchase A Seat
 
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park's 75th anniversary of Thoroughbred racing kicks into high gear this weekend with the $1 million Claiming Crown and guaranteed pools on its 20-cent Rainbow 6 and 10-cent Ultimate 8.
 
The 15th Claiming Crown, to be held at Gulfstream for the second consecutive year Saturday, will feature eight races with total purses for the first time of $1 million. The Claiming Crown is designed to recognize and celebrate the sport's most enduring and competitive horses. Entries for the Claiming Crown, highlighted last year when owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey and trainer Mike Maker won four of the seven races, will be taken Wednesday.
 
Post time Friday, Saturday and Sunday is 12:40 p.m. Fans buying a seat in Silks, the Fountain Club, Ten Palms or the grandstand Saturday will receive a free Claiming Crown polo shirt.
 
The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a $50,000 guaranteed pool Friday afternoon. If there is no unique winning ticket on the Rainbow 6 Friday, the $50,000 guarantee will roll over to Saturday.
 
The Ultimate 8, a 10-cent wager on Saturday's eight Claiming Crown races, will have a guaranteed pool of $100,000. 
 
This year's Claiming Crown will have an additional race, the $110,000 Iron Lady, for fillies and mares. The eight Claiming Crown races, all for 3-year-olds and up who have started for a specific claiming price or less since January 1, 2012, are:
  • $200,000 Jewel, 1 1/8 miles, $35,000 claiming price
  • $125,000 Emerald, 1 1/16 miles (turf), $25,000 claiming price
  • $125,000 Tiara, 1 1/16 miles (turf), fillies and mares, $25,000 claiming price
  • $110,000 Rapid Transit, 7 furlongs, $16,000 claiming price
  • $110,000 Glass Slipper, 7 furlongs, fillies and mares, $16,000 claiming price
  • $110,000 Express, 6 furlongs, $7,500 claiming price
  • $110,000 Iron Horse, 1 1/16 miles, $7,500 claiming price
  • $110,000 Iron Lady, 1 1/16 miles, fillies and mares, $7,500 claiming price
 
The Claiming Crown is a partnership between the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. The Claiming Crown was created to be the claiming horse owner’s Breeders’ Cup; a special racing event created for the “average owner” and featuring some of the most competitive horses in the country. The Claiming Crown has been held annually since 1999.
 
GULFSTREAM PARK is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets.The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry. For more information contact David Joseph at david.joseph@gulfstreampark.com or call 954.457.6451.