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Constitution #4 (far right), riden by Javier Castellano, leads Wildcat Red #1, riden by John Velazquez, General a Rod, riden by Joel Rosario and Cairo Prince #3, riden by Luis Saez, out of the fourth turn in The Besilu Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on March 29, 2014 in Hallandale, Florida. (Source: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Gulfstream Park To Race From December to September

After receiving regulatory approval on an agreement to end competition with Calder Race Course, Gulfstream Park is set to expand its racing meet.

07/01/2014

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 07: Race fans are seen prior to the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

California Chrome’s Triple Crown Quest Collapses

California Chrome has failed in his bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years.

06/07/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Belmont Stakes

The bet I will most happily cash will be an exacta with California Chrome finishing first and Samraat in second. I will also hedge a bit with a five horse exacta box that excludes California Chrome — just in case.

06/06/2014

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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Belmont Stakes Expert Picks

Find out who our experts believe will win, place and show in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

06/05/2014

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Gulfstream, Calder Operators Reach Racing Deal

In a deal tying two major South Florida horse tracks, the company that runs Gulfstream Park will start operating racing at Calder Race Course, according to an announcement Wednesday.

05/28/2014

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Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Gets Paid Out – A Day Early

Oh, what might have been. Gulfstream Park’s hopes at having the biggest Pick 6 betting pool in North American racing history have been beaten — by a nose.

CBS Miami–05/26/2014

The field breaks the gate at the start of the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Molly Riley/Getty Images)

11 Weirdest Names Of Horses That Won The Preakness

We here at CBS Local Sports have taken an interest in the names of horses who have won the Preakness Stakes. While most are pretty stately (kudos Knight of Ellerslie, 1884), others are, well, pretty weird. Behold the 11 weirdest names of horses that have won the Preakness…

05/17/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Preakness Stakes

From a betting perspective California Chrome is the obvious choice in trying to build a winning ticket. He will offer no value in the win pool at odds of 3-5 or lower. That is why exacta, trifecta, and superfecta wagers (the exotic bets) are the best place to invest in this year’s Preakness.

05/15/2014

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Preview: California Chrome Headlines Preakness Stakes

The Kentucky Derby is among the world’s toughest races to win but California Chrome made it look easy. After his convincing win at Churchill, California Chrome will be a worthy and overwhelming favorite in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. He is one of only three colts exiting the Derby expected to run in the Preakness. The so-called “new shooters” — those that didn’t make the cut for the Kentucky Derby but will enter the Preakness — includes a mixed-bag of 3-year-old colts and one filly who will take on the “boys.”

05/14/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Kentucky Derby

The key to a financially successful day will be hitting one of the multi-horse wagers: the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. Even if the favorite California Chrome wins, a few longshots filling in the second through fourth positions could make the return on investment significant.

05/01/2014

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