Gulfstream Park Announces Purse Increase For December

Gulfstream Park announced today that December purses for its Championship Meet, which begins Saturday with the $1.1 million Claiming Crown, will be increased by 10 percent.

Gulfstream’s 11-race Opening Day program, which drew 163 entries, will kick off a four-month meet that includes the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Saturday, Jan. 27, the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) Saturday, March 31, and the Clasico del Internacional Saturday, Dec. 9. Gulfstream will also host major events throughout the Championship Meet including the 47th annual Eclipse Awards Thursday, Jan. 25.

“Business was up in November at Gulfstream Park West, and that gives us the ability to increase purses throughout the month of December at the Championship Meet,” said Bill Badgett, General Manager of Gulfstream Park. “The Championship Meet is always special, and we’re looking forward to our Opening Day Saturday. We know fans and horsemen love the Claiming Crown, and with the number of entries and the perfect weather forecasted for South Florida, we can’t wait for Saturday.”

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