$100,000 Guaranteed Claiming Crown Ultimate 8

A special 10-cent Pick 8 wager with a minimum guaranteed pool of $100,000 will be offered at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 7 in conjunction with the renewal of the $1 million Claiming Crown.

The $100,000 Guaranteed Claiming Crown Ultimate 8 will be linked to the eight stakes scheduled for the 15th annual event that pays tribute to the claiming horses that provide the foundation for the Thoroughbred programs at racetracks nationwide.

The one-day Ultimate 8, which requires bettors to select the winners of all eight races, will offer a mandatory payout on Dec. 7 with the potential for a lucrative payout going to those bettors with the most Claiming Crown winners.

The Claiming Crown, which was conducted at Gulfstream for the first time during the 2012-13 meeting, attracted 232 nominations for the eight races worth a total of $1 million in purses, virtually guaranteeing full, competitive fields and presenting a strong handicapping challenge.

The 10-cent Ultimate 8 will be offered on the Dec. 7th card in addition to the popular Rainbow 6, which produced a $3.59 million payoff to a bettor last February. After being offered with a 10-cent base wager for the past three years, the Rainbow 6 will carry a 20-cent base wager beginning Nov. 30, opening day for Gulfstream’s traditional Champions Meet.