Kentucky Derby Purse Raised to $3 Million

Photo courtesy Churchill Downs The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) on Saturday, May 4 will be the richest in history as the purse for America’s greatest race and first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown has been elevated to a guaranteed $3 million. The substantial [...]


Maker Enters Six Looking to Extend Claiming Crown Record

Already the winningest trainer in event history, Mike Maker can add to his record when he sends out six horses in four of the nine Claiming Crown races Saturday on Opening Day of the Championship Meet. Maker, 49, extended his record to 16 Claiming Crown victories last December when Special Ops captured the $125,000 Emerald. [...]


Cautious Giant Seeks Repeat in Claiming Crown Rapid Transit

Cautious Giant (Photo by Leslie Martin/Coglianese Photos) Mark Moshe’s Cautious Giant will seek a repeat victory in Saturday’s $110,000 Rapid Transit, one of nine starter stakes in the nine-race $1.1 million Claiming Crown on opening day of the 2018-2019 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park. One of five defending Claiming Crown champions, Cautious Giant [...]


Tenda Joins Equine Equipment Stable of Partners, Sponsors National HBPA

Tenda, a leading manufacturer of equine and pet care products, has become a marketing partner of Equine Equipment, which offers manufacturer’s discounts to the horse world. Tenda products are available at local tack shops and online at and Equine Equipment also announced it has structured a Tenda sponsorship of the National HBPA. Tenda [...]


Servis Holding Strong Hand with Claiming Crown Turf Quartet

Blue Bahia (Photo by Coglianese Photos) Led by multiple stakes winner Blue Bahia, trainer Jason Servis will have major players in three of the four turf races on tap Saturday as part of the $1.11 million Claiming Crown on Opening Day of the 2018-19 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park. Defending champion Blue Bahia [...]


Navarro Has Numbers for Saturday’s Claiming Crown

Flowers for Lisa (Photo by Coglianese Photos) The 2018-2019 Championship Meet will get underway at Gulfstream Park Saturday, and no one will be more thrilled than trainer Jorge Navarro that the opening-day program will be celebrated with 20th edition of the Claiming Crown. “This is a day I always look forward to. Claiming [...]

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