Claiming Crown Handle Tops $10M

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Royal Posse | A Coglianese

By Sue Finley & Jessica Martini

The 17th edition of the Claiming Crown, held Saturday at Gulfstream Park, generated total handle of $10,118,000–up 0.57% from 2014 despite rainy conditions which caused four races to be taken off the turf. Gulfstream was hosting the event for the fourth year.

“We’re extremely pleased with the success of Saturday’s Claiming Crown,” said P.J. Campo, General Manager of Gulfstream Park and Vice President of Racing for The Stronach Group. “We had big fields and tremendous participation from horsemen throughout North America. We’re confident the numbers would have been even more impressive with a fast track and firm turf course.”

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