Keyword: Parx Racing

  • West Coast wins the Pennsylvania Derby by 7 1/4 lengths

    West Coast Dominates Pennsylvania Derby

    Gary and Mary West's West Coast once again put on an eye-catching display against his age group Sept. 23 in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1), and put himself in a position to seriously challenge top-level older horses later in the year.

  • Coal Front sails to a half-length victory in the Gallant Bob at Parx

    Coal Front Digs In to Win Gallant Bob Stakes

    Coal Front looked beaten as he sprinted down the Parx Racing homestretch in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (G3) Sept. 23, but the son of Stay Thirsty was able to come back to win by a half-length.

  • It Tiz Well and Drayden Van Dyke win the Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing

    It Tiz Well Upsets Abel Tasman in Cotillion

    Refusing to let her multiple grade 1-winning competition get away in the stretch, It Tiz Well dug in and held on to pull off a two-length victory in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (G1) at Parx Racing Sept. 23 against favorite Abel Tasman. 

  • Pure Sensation winning last year's Parx Dash under Kendrick Carmouche

    Pure Sensation Back for Parx Dash

    Patricia Generazio homebred Pure Sensation will try to secure a third graded stakes win in as many Parx starts and defend his title in the $200,000 Parx Dash Stakes (G3T) June 8. The five-furlong turf sprint has attracted a dozen entries.

  • Miss Inclusive finishes first in 2016 Parx Oaks

    Industry Groups Ask for Change in Parx Oaks Ruling

    Raising concerns about the sport's integrity and potential long-term impact on future assessments by breeders and buyers, major industry groups are requesting the Pennsylvania regulator change its decision to recognize two winners of the Parx Oaks.

  • Three Tracks Cancel Dec. 19 Cards

    Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course cancelled its Monday, Dec. 19 card because of winter weather while Parx Racing and Portland Meadows called off their Monday race cards because of poor track conditions.

  • Vega celebrates his 1,000th win

    Richard Vega Gets 1,000th Win

    Trainer Richard Vega notched his 1,000th career victory Dec. 11 when Masio hit the wire first in the seventh race at Parx Racing. 

  • True Sweetheart is the first winner for Uptowncharleybrown

    First Winner for Uptowncharleybrown

    True Sweetheart wired a field of 11 2-year-old fillies at first asking Nov. 8 at Parx Racing, becoming the first winner for her sire, Uptowncharlybrown, with an emphatic 10-length victory.

  • Connect holds off Gun Runner to win the Pennsylvania Derby

    Connect Bounces Back in Pennsylvania Derby

    After a poor performance in his first graded stakes try in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), late-developing 3-year-old Connect bounced back with a narrow win over Gun Runner in the $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 24 at Parx Racing.

  • Songbird rolls to another win in the Cotillion

    Songbird Untouchable in Cotillion

    The champion filly toyed with fellow grade I winners Carina Mia and Cathryn Sophia Sept. 24 at Parx Racing, then built her win streak to 11 with a clear victory under a hand ride from Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith.

  • Noholdingback Bear stays focused to the wire in Gallant Bob Stakes.

    Noholdingback Bear in Gallant Bob Stakes

    After twice settling for minor placings in graded stakes, Noholdingback Bear would not be denied in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (gr. III) as he rallied four wide in the stretch to secure his first graded stakes victory.

  • Nyquist gets familiar with Parx Racing backstretch Sept. 21.

    Nyquist, Exaggerator Set for Seventh Meeting

    After six previous meetings that include one-two finishes in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Nyquist and Exaggerator go toe to toe for Round 7 in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II).

  • Cathryn Sophia could be the best rival Songbird has had to face thus far

    Servis Has Plan to Get Songbird With 'Sophia'

    Part of what Servis is counting on headed into in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) is the fact Songbird has yet to hook a rival who offers what his Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)-winning charge, Cathryn Sophia, brings to the table. 

  • Songbird schools Sept. 20 in the Parx Racing paddock. The filly will have Eva Cassidy's family members cheering her Saturday.

    Porter Hosts "Songbird" Singer's Kin at Parx

    Rick Porter, who enjoys bringing special guests to the races, will host the family of singer/guitarist Eva Cassidy at Parx Racing Sept. 24 after he named his filly Songbird to honor the late Cassidy's rendition of the tune

  • Nyquist

    Running Style Change Planned for Nyquist

    In most of Nyquist’s 10 starts, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner has led or raced closed to the leaders early, but trainer Doug O’Neill doesn’t believe last year’s champion juvenile male needs to be close early.

  • Songbird schools in the Parx Racing paddock Sept. 20

    Songbird Aims to Add to Spectacular Season

    The timing of a low-grade fever in the spring could not have been worse for Songbird, but with deft handling the undefeated champion juvenile filly of 2015 continued to deliver spectacular races through the summer.

  • Unbeaten Songbird arrives Sept. 19 at Parx Racing for Sept. 24 Cotillion (gr. I)

    Songbird Tops Cotillion, PA Derby Draws 12

    The stage was set for the biggest day of the year at Parx Racing when entries were taken and post positions drawn Sept. 19 for the Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) and Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), which anchor a five stakes program Sept. 24.

  • Songbird works at Santa Anita Sept. 18

    Songbird Logs Pre-Trip Breeze at Santa Anita

    Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Songbird logged her final serious work at Santa Anita Park Sept. 18 before her Sept. 19 flight east, where she is scheduled to start in the Sept. 24 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing.

  • Cathryn Sophia wins the 2016 Princess of Sylmar Stakes

    Cathryn Sophia Logs Parx Work for Cotillion

    Cash Is King's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia continued preparations for Parx Racing's $1 million Cotillion (gr. I) Sept. 14 with a half-mile breeze over the Bensalem, Pa. oval.

  • Awesome Slew wins the Marty Jones Stakes.

    Awesome Slew Lives Up to Name in Smarty Jones

    After the worst start of his career in the William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) July 31 at Monmouth Park, Awesome Slew bounced back with the top race of his young career in the $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III).

  • Songbird and jockey Mike Smith after her win in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I)

    Songbird Works at Del Mar, Cotillion Next

    Fox Hill Farms' undefeated champion Songbird, now settled back in at her home base in Southern California following a pair of grade I wins at Saratoga Race Course, put in her first workout Aug. 31 in preparation for the $1 million Cotillion (gr. I).

  • Mugshot of Marian Vega

    Groom Who Worked for Preciado Arrested

    An attorney for embattled trainer Ramon Preciado believes the arrest of one of the trainer's former grooms, Marian Vega, lends credence to Preciado's contention that his six clenbuterol positives this year were the result of sabotage.

  • Paddock at Laurel Park

    MJC to Pay Shipping Fees for Parx Horses

    With Parx Racing in Pennsylvania closed for live racing from Aug. 10-Sept. 2, the Maryland Jockey Club Aug. 6 said it will pay all shipping expenses to Laurel Park for horses stabled at Parx throughout August.

  • Penn National Race Course

    PA Report Shows Impact of Slots on Purses

    Statistics in the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission annual report for 2015 reflect how integral revenue from slot machines is to purses for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing at six racetrack casinos in the state.

  • Cathryn Sophia

    New Parx Stakes Targets Cathryn Sophia

    Parx Racing has added a $150,000 stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile Sept. 3 designed to serve as a Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) prep for Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia.

  • Pure Sensation wins Jaipur Invitational at Belmont

    Top Turf Sprinters Entered in Parx Dash

    Two sharp turf sprinters owned by Colts Neck Stables, along with The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat and recent grade III winner Pure Sensation, are among 10 horses entered in the $200,000 Parx Dash (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds and up July 9 at Parx Racing.

  • Tuttipaesi Chases Graded Repeat

    Valor Ladies' Tuttipaesi (IRE), winner of the March 16 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park last out, chases a second graded victory in the $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial (gr. IIIT) July 4 at Parx Racing.

  • Mike Smith celebrates aboard Songbird after here win in the Summertime Oaks

    Songbird Heading East for Summer Campaign

    A day after she had her way with an overmatched field in her fourth consecutive start at Santa Anita Park, owner Rick Porter decided Songbird needs to take it to the other top fillies in her division.

  • John Servis

    Servis Questions Parx Clenbuterol Positives

    John Servis, trainer of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia, is questioning three clenbuterol positives in his horses in April and May at Parx Racing, including one for a 3-year-old filly he said had never been administered the medication.