Special 10-cent Pick 8 Wager Linked to Eight Claiming Crown Stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A special 10-cent Pick 8 wager with a minimum guaranteed pool of $100,000 will be offered at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 7 in conjunction with the renewal of the $1 million Claiming Crown.
The $100,000 Guaranteed Claiming Crown Ultimate 8 will be linked to the eight stakes scheduled for the 15th annual event that pays tribute to the claiming horses that provide the foundation for the Thoroughbred programs at racetracks nationwide.
The one-day Ultimate 8, which requires bettors to select the winners of all eight races, will offer a mandatory payout on Dec. 7 with the potential for a lucrative payout going to those bettors with the most Claiming Crown winners.
The Claiming Crown, which was conducted at Gulfstream for the first time during the 2012-13 meeting, attracted 232 nominations for the eight races worth a total of $1 million in purses, virtually guaranteeing full, competitive fields and presenting a strong handicapping challenge.
The 10-cent Ultimate 8 will be offered on the Dec. 7th card in addition to the popular Rainbow 6, which produced a $3.59 million payoff to a New Jersey bettor last February. After being offered with a 10-cent base wager for the past three years, the Rainbow 6 will carry a 20-cent base wager beginning Nov. 30, opening day for Gulfstream’s traditional Champions Meet.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954.457.6451.