Claudio Gonzalez

Birth Date: November 05, 1976
Birth Place: Santiago, Chile

2017 473 118 77 71 $2,876,933
CAREER 2,067 397 318 307 $10,283,360

2017 SEASON: enjoyed career highs in starts, wins and purse earnings … finished as Maryland’s leading trainer with 84 wins, dethroning three-time defending champion Kieron Magee, and $2,254,350 in purse earnings … led Laurel’s summer meet with 21 wins from 65 starters (32 percent) and was second with $450,634 in purse earnings … also won Laurel’s fall championship with 33 wins and $1.029 in purses … tied for third during Preakness Meet at Pimlico with four wins … second in wins (26) and purses ($693,653) at Laurel’s winter-spring stand … also led Timonium standings with six wins from 16 starts … won Frank J. De Francis Dash (G3) with Chublicious … other stakes winners included Sweet On Smokey (What a Summer), Next Best Thing (Conniver), Miss Nosy (Maryland Million Distaff Starter), My Magician (Geisha, Politely) and Afleet Willy (Richard W. Small).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: finished fifth on the Maryland circuit with 43 wins in 2016…second in wins (25) and purses earned ($635,771) at Laurel’s winter-spring meet…tied for third with seven wins in Preakness Meet at Pimlico…won Maryland’s first stakes of year with Sweet on Smokey in What a Summer…Sweet on Smokey also won the Videogenic at Aqueduct and Dashing Beauty at Delaware Park…had five wins from just nine starters to top the Timonium standings…ranked second in the local standings with 53 victories in 2015…won the Laurel Park winter title with 20 victories and was also tops with $630,436 in purse earnings…second at Laurel’s fall meet with 23 wins and $532,242 in purse earnings…won the final race on the Maryland Million program with Stolen Love in a $51,000 starter stakes…ranked second in the 2014 local standings with 52 victories…won the Laurel Park fall title with 31 victories and shared the Laurel winter title with three other conditioners last year…had 10 two-win days…captured the 2014 Maryland Million Distaff Starter with Printasticat…Behemoth won the John B. Campbell… ranked 73rd in North America with 77 victories and 95th in earnings ($2 million)…fourth leading trainer at Monmouth Park in 2013.

PERSONAL: nephew of trainer Juan Serey, who topped the Monmouth standings during the mid-1990’s.