Claiming Crown Set for Dec. 2 at Fair Grounds, Eligibility Forms Now Available
The 2023 Claiming CrownatFair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans is still more than five months away, but Saturday, December 2, will be here before you know it. Now is the time to make your horses eligible before the November 18 deadline. The event will feature eight races totaling $1 million in base purses, headlined by the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel.
The Claiming Crown races are conducted under starter-allowance conditions, meaning they are restricted to horses that have competed at least once for a certain claiming level or cheaper during a designated time frame, in this case 2022 or 2023. Purses for the eight Claiming Crown races will range from $75,000 to $200,000 for the Jewel. Another $25,000 in each race will be available in purse supplements for accredited Louisiana-bred horses.
The deadline to make horses eligible to run in the Claiming Crown is November 18. Eligibility Request Forms, as well as individual race conditions, are now available by CLICKING HERE.