Claiming Crown Kicks Off Gulfstream Park 2018-2019 Championship Meet

Gulfstream Park (Coglianese Photos) The 2018-2019 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park will kick off with a bang on December 1st with the 20th running of the Claiming Crown, a series of nine races restricted to current or former claiming race competitors. With total purse money of $1.1 million, the Claiming Crown races have attracted deep and competitive fields that should be very appealing from a handicapping standpoint. Let’s take a quick look at what to look forward to [...]

Youth Versus Experience in the Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes

Hogy winning the Canadian Turf Stakes (gr. III) - Lauren King/Coglianese Photography Veterans, up-and-comers, specialists sticking with their forte, plus newcomers looking to shake things up—there’s something for everyone in Friday’s $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes at Pimlico Racecourse. Held at five furlongs on turf, the Jim McKay Turf Sprint has attracted ten horses that bring a wide variety of form and experience into the race. For example, there’s the unbeaten Imprimis, a lightly-raced four-year-old that compiled a [...]