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Claiming Crown Draws 294 Nominations To Kick Off Gulfstream’s Championship Meet

Four defending champions are among 294 nominations to the 19th running of the $ 1.11 million Claiming Crown set for Saturday, Dec. 2, opening day of Gulfstream Park’s 2017-2018 Championship Meet. This year marks the sixth consecutive year Gulfstream Park will serve as host to the nine-race Claiming Crown, created in 1999 by the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and the ...

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Pimlico’s 12-Day Preakness Meet Kicks Off Thursday

Championship racing returns to historic Pimlico Race Course Thursday for the opening of its 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico, highlighted by the 142nd renewal of the $ 1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 20. The middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, the 1 3/16-mile Preakness is the centerpiece of an eight-stakes card that includes the $ 250,000 Longines Dixie ...

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Belmont Spring/Summer Meet Kicks Off Friday

Featuring the third annual Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, itself anchored by the 149th renewal of the Grade 1, $ 1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 10, live thoroughbred racing returns to Belmont Park on Friday, April 28 for its 54-day spring/summer meet. The three-day opening weekend is highlighted by the $ 100,000 Affirmed Success for New York-bred sprinters on ...

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Stellar Wind, Songbird Could Meet In June 3 Beholder Mile

Stellar Wind, fresh from winning the Grade I Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park Friday in her 2017 debut, will be pointed to the Grade I Beholder Mile at Santa Anita on June 3, according to Larry Benavidez, assistant to trainer John Sadler. “The Beholder is a logical spot, it’s a Grade I at her home track and that’s our ...

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Sam Houston: Texas Champions Stakes Close Out Thoroughbred Meet

Sam Houston Race Park will salute accredited Texas-breds on the four remaining days of the 2017 Thoroughbred racing season. Seven Texas Champions Stakes will be contested, with the $ 50,000 Bara Lass and $ 50,000 San Jacinto Stakes set for Friday evening and the $ 50,000 Yellow Rose Stakes and $ 50,000 Richard King Stakes to be contested on Saturday, ...

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