Gulfstream Park Day 1: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Hopefield Farm’s Gigantic Breeze, a two-time stakes winner in 2017, will make his first start on a conventional dirt surface in Saturday’s $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Photo by Michael Burns/WEG

Gulfstream Park Selections by John M. Gaver III: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Gulfstream Park commences its behemoth 2017-18 Championship Meet on Saturday, December 2 in Hallandale Beach, Florida with an 11-race program highlighted by the 19th renewal of the $1.1 million Claiming Crown.

Nine races–the $110,000 Glass Slipper Stakes, the $110,000 Express Stakes, the $110,000 Distaff Dash Stakes, the $110,000 Iron Horse Stakes, the $110,000 Canterbury Stakes, the $110,000 Rapid Transit Stakes, the $125,000 Tiara Stakes, the $125,000 Emerald Stakes, and the $200,000 Jewel Stakes–encompass the 2017 Claiming Crown stakes program, which are run under starter allowance conditions.

John M. Gaver III

Post time for the first of 11 races on opening day at Gulfstream Park is 12:00 P.M. Eastern. The first Claiming Crown race–the Glass Slipper Stakes–is carded as the second race on the day and has a 12:35 P.M. Eastern post time.

Be sure to check this blog frequently, as The Green Sheet will provide FREE selections and comments for the 2017-18 Gulfstream Park Championship Meet until its conclusion on April 1, 2018.

For FREE annotated selections for the Saturday, December 2 Claiming Crown program at Gulfstream Park, click HERE.


Header image: “Jockeys,” by Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). Pastel on paper, 1886


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