Final Chance To Nominate for Claiming Crown Looms Near

The 2002 Claiming Crown, featuring six races with total guaranteed purses of $550,000 for claiming horses, will be held on August 31 at Philadelphia Park in Pennsylvania. While the regular nomination deadline has passed, horsemen still have one more chance to enter charges in these lucrative and prestigious races. But the window on that opportunity will is closing quickly. All supplementary nominations are due by Tuesday, August 13.

Horses can be supplemented to the Claiming Crown races at a cost of five percent (5%) of the purse of the race for which the horse is being supplemented. Nomination forms and payment must be received by the Claiming Crown Ltd. office no later than midnight on Tuesday, August 13. Nomination forms are available on the Claiming Crown website at For entries or more information, contact Philadelphia Park at (215) 639-9000 or Sal Sinatra at (215) 639-3545.

All pre-entries for Claiming Crown races must be made by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, August 16. Regular entries close on Tuesday, August 27.

Claiming Crown Schedule of Events (Unless noted, all events held at Philadelphia Park. Some events may be subject to change):

  1. Draw Breakfast / Brunch: Tuesday, August 27th; Noon; Cotillion Room.
  2. Claiming Crown Reception: Friday, August 30th; Cocktails 6:00-6:30 p.m. in Sports Bar followed by buffet on 2nd Floor.

Claiming Crown Golf Tournament
Several foursomes are being held for Claiming Crown participants interested in participating in the Philadelphia Park Pennsylvania Derby Golf Outing. The tournament will be held on Wednesday, August 28th. For more information, please call Sal Sinatra at (215) 639-3545.

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