Keyword: Parx Racing

  • Trainer Velazquez Notches Win 1,000

    Trainer Alfredo Velazquez, best known for saddling Private Zone to a pair of grade I victories in 2014, secured the 1,000th North American training win of his career March 15.

  • Lucy N Ethel leaves the competition behind in the Old Hat Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-vrn2ntK">Order This Photo</a>

    Lucy N Ethel Cruises in Old Hat

    Lucy N Ethel, two-for-two at Parx last year, went wire-to-wire in the Old Hat Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 2 at Gulfstream Park. The daughter of During covered the six furlongs in 1:10.03.

  • Dr. Kendall Hansen is co-owner of Let Me Go First

    Hansen Has High Hopes for Recent Purchase

    Dr. Kendall Hansen, whose homebred colt Hansen was champion 2-year-old male of 2011, is hoping his new purchase Let Me Go First, a son of Paddy O' Prado, makes some noise in the early-season 3-year-old races.

  • Lenny's Place: Keeneland's Geoffrey Russell

    Lenny Shulman comments on the New York Gaming Commission, Parx Racing, and sits down with Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland's Director of Sales. Lenny and Geoffrey discuss the health of the Thoroughbred industry, the November Sale, and more! Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions

  • Frosted delivers victory in the Pennsylvania Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-6QfRBqD">Order This Photo</a>

    Frosted Ices Rivals in Pennsylvania Derby

    Rallying three wide at the top of the stretch, Frosted put away Iron Fist and cruised to victory by two lengths in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Parx Racing.

  • Trouble Kid holds off Limousine Liberal to win the Gallant Bob Stakes.

    Trouble Kid Flies Home in Gallant Bob

    Trouble Kid was gunned from the gate and never looked back in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 19 at Parx Racing, holding off 4-5 favorite Limousine Liberal to win by a neck.

  • Heart to Heart won the Oceanport Stakes on August 2.

    Heart to Heart Heads PTHA President's Cup

    Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Heart to Heart heads this year's edition of the $200,000 PTHA President's Cup Stakes at Parx Racing on Sept. 12, joined by Divine Oath and last year's winner, Margano.

  • Ben's Cat won the Turf Monster in 2011 and 2012 (shown).

    Ben's Cat Still After Third Turf Monster Win

    Second and third in the Turf Monster (gr. IIIT) the last two years after winning in 2011 and 2012, Ben's Cat takes on eight runners in this year's edition as he pursues a third win in the Parx Racing event Sept. 7.

  • Suffolk to Subsidize Shipping for Fall Dates

    Suffolk Downs, which on Sept. 5 will offer its first live racing program in almost a year, said it will subsidize the shipping of horses from seven tracks in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

  • Souper Colossal

    Souper Colossal Lands Inside for Smarty Jones

    Live Oak Plantation's Souper Colossal, a sharp second in the West Virginia Derby (gr. II) in his last start, will attempt to capture his first graded stakes in the Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 29 at Parx.

  • American Pharoah
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    Zayat Wants 'Pharoah' to Run in Travers

    Owner Ahmed Zayat said he would like to see Triple Crown winner American Pharoah make his next start in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) because it would help define the colt's legacy if he were to win the "Midsummer Derby."

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    'Pharoah' Heads Home, Next Race Undecided

    American Pharoah boarded a van Aug. 3 on the Monmouth Park backstretch for his long journey back to Southern California, where his connections will make a decision on where to point the Triple Crown winner next.

  • Tightend Touchdown gets the victory in the Parx Dash Handicap.

    Tightend Touchdown Ends Skid in Parx Dash

    After finishing second to Ben's Cat in the previous two editions of the five-furlong turf race at Parx Racing, Tightend Touchdown would not be denied Saturday, July 11, edging longshot Mongolian Saturday by a nose.

  • Ben's Cat will attempt to win the Parx Dash Handicap for a fourth straight year.

    Ben's Cat Aims for Fourth Parx Dash Victory

    Ben's Cat will aim to add to his remarkable career when the King Leatherbury homebred attempts to win the Parx Dash Handicap (gr. IIIT) for a fourth straight year Saturday, July 11 at Parx Racing.

  • Coffee Clique rolls late to take the Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap.

    Coffee Clique Proves Best in James Penny

    Amerman Racing's grade I winner Coffee Clique relaxed just off the pace before motoring to the lead in the final sixteenth and winning $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 4 at Parx Racing.

  • PA Bill Would Lower Racing Dates Minimum

    Pennsylvania lawmakers are examining legislation that would lower the minimum number of live racing days required at racetrack gaming facilities, and also allow each track to install slot machines at up to four OTW parlors.

  • Parx to Add Fall Festival, Cut Total Dates

    Parx Racing and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have reached an agreement that will see the track offer top purses at a planned fall festival while cutting nearly 60 dates from the annual schedule.

  • Parx Proposal Continues to Concern Jockeys

    Officials from the Jockeys' Guild plan to meet with riders at Parx Racing Friday, March 13, over continued concerns about the Philadelphia area track's request that riders sign an indemnity waiver.

  • Parx Jockey Suarez Shot After Alleged Crimes

    Parx Racing-based rider Angel Suarez, who was a finalist for an Eclipse Award in 2012 as outstanding apprentice jockey, is in critical condition after being shot following an alleged break-in, according to news outlets.

  • Sinatra Leaving Parx to Take MJC Position

    Sal Sinatra, director of racing at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania, is leaving to take the position of vice president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club, which is owned by The Stronach Group.