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.
Parx Racing, Saturday, September 03, 2016, Race 8
- 3 yo Fillies
- 3:34 PM (local)
|1||1Queena Esther (FL)||Luis M. Ocasio||116||Juan C. Vazquez||12/1|
|2||2Cathryn Sophia (MD)||Paco Lopez||122||John C. Servis||2/5|
|3||3Tenggara (FL)||Ruben Silvera||116||James L. Lawrence, II||20/1|
|4||4R Shade of Gray (KY)||Mychel J. Sanchez||116||Edward J. Coletti, Jr.||20/1|
|5||5Disco Rose (PA)||Edwin Rivera||116||Robert E. Reid, Jr.||20/1|
|6||6Linda Mimi (KY)||Angel Castillo||116||Gustavo Delgado||6/1|
|7||7Eighth Wonder (KY)||Jose Luis Flores||119||Dee Curry||7/2|
Parx Racing, Saturday, September 03, 2016, Race 9
- 1 1/16m
- 3 yo's & up
- 4:01 PM (local)
|3||1Duff (PA)||Huber Villa-Gomez||119||Ron G. Potts||9/5|
|8||1AEdge of Reality (PA)||Jeremy Rose||123||H. Graham Motion||9/5|
|1||2Edisto Bay (PA)||Ruben Silvera||119||Louis C. Linder, Jr.||15/1|
|2||3Forward Thinker (PA)||Trevor McCarthy||119||H. Graham Motion||6/1|
|4||4Ronnie Roam (PA)||Edwin Rivera||121||Robert E. Reid, Jr.||8/1|
|5||5Street Invader (PA)||Hector Caballero||119||Juan C. Vazquez||15/1|
|6||6Monkey's Medal (PA)||Alex Cintron||119||Michael E. Gorham||12/1|
|7||7Kobel (PA)||J. D. Acosta||119||Scott A. Lake||7/2|
|9||8Res Judicata (PA)||Paco Lopez||121||John C. Servis||9/2|