PA-Breds, Cathryn Sophia Head Parx Program
Photo: Chad B. Harmon
Cathryn Sophia wins 2016 Kentucky Oaks

Six stakes and total purses of $845,000 for 11 races will be offered Sept. 3 when Parx Racing returns from a more than three-week break with a program for mostly Pennsylvania-bred runners.

The Saturday card, dubbed "Pennsylvania's Day at the Races," includes one open race—the $150,000 Princess of Sylmar Stakes, which attracted Cash is King's locally based Cathryn Sophia, winner of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). The one-mile Princess of Sylmar for 3-year-old fillies serves as a prep for the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I), a 1 1/8-mile event for 3-year-old fillies Sept. 24 at Parx.

There are five $100,000 Pennsylvania-bred stakes on the Sept. 3 card, including the Roanoke for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles. The race attracted Someday Farm's grade III winner Res Judicata and two from the Graham Motion barn: The Elkstone Group's Edge of Reality, winner of the Robellino Stakes for state-breds on turf at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course last time out, and Augustin Stable's Forward Thinker, a regular in state-bred stakes who returns to dirt for the first time since July 2014.

The annual celebration of the Pennsylvania-bred program comes as the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association works to restore breeder and stallion award payments—about $6 million so far—that have been held up for about seven months because of problematic language in a new horseracing reform law.

Princess of Sylmar S.

Parx Racing, Saturday, September 03, 2016, Race 8
  • STK
  • 1m
  • Dirt
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo Fillies
  • 3:34 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Queena Esther (FL)Keeneland Sales GraduateLuis M. Ocasio116Juan C. Vazquez12/1
22Cathryn Sophia (MD)Paco Lopez122John C. Servis2/5
33Tenggara (FL)Keeneland Sales GraduateRuben Silvera116James L. Lawrence, II20/1
44R Shade of Gray (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateMychel J. Sanchez116Edward J. Coletti, Jr.20/1
55Disco Rose (PA)Edwin Rivera116Robert E. Reid, Jr.20/1
66Linda Mimi (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateAngel Castillo116Gustavo Delgado6/1
77Eighth Wonder (KY)Jose Luis Flores119Dee Curry7/2

Roanoke S.

Parx Racing, Saturday, September 03, 2016, Race 9
  • STK
  • 1 1/16m
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 4:01 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
31Duff (PA)Keeneland Sales GraduateHuber Villa-Gomez119Ron G. Potts9/5
81AEdge of Reality (PA)Keeneland Sales GraduateJeremy Rose123H. Graham Motion9/5
12Edisto Bay (PA)Ruben Silvera119Louis C. Linder, Jr.15/1
23Forward Thinker (PA)Trevor McCarthy119H. Graham Motion6/1
44Ronnie Roam (PA)Edwin Rivera121Robert E. Reid, Jr.8/1
55Street Invader (PA)Hector Caballero119Juan C. Vazquez15/1
66Monkey's Medal (PA)Keeneland Sales GraduateAlex Cintron119Michael E. Gorham12/1
77Kobel (PA)J. D. Acosta119Scott A. Lake7/2
98Res Judicata (PA)Paco Lopez121John C. Servis9/2

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