Keyword: Pennsylvania Derby

  • West Coast Offense

    With his 7 1/4-length romp in the grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, West Coast has now rattled off four consecutive stakes victories, all dominating scores.

  • 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.

  • Mark Casse, pictured here with Classic Empire, said he is unable to predict when the champion colt might race again

    Classic Empire to Bypass PA Derby, Future Undecided

    John Oxley's multiple grade 1 winner Classic Empire will not run in the Sept. 23 Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx Racing and his connections do not have plans yet for the colt's next start, trainer Mark Casse said Aug. 29.

  • Classic Empire (outside) trains over the Churchill main track in his most recent work June 2

    Pennsylvania Derby in Play for Classic Empire

    With the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes (G1) looming and his presence on the work tab still unaccounted for since arriving at Saratoga Race Course, a start in the Sept. 23 Pennsylvania Derby (G1) is a "Plan B" that could become a reality for Classic Empire.

  • Blue Grass, Wood Memorial Downgraded

    In a dramatic reshaping of graded status of 2017 Triple Crown prep races, the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association has downgraded the Toyota Blue Grass and the Wood Memorial from grade I to grade II.

  • Nyquist

    Nyquist Shooting for Breeders' Cup Classic

    Despite reservations expressed by owner J. Paul Reddam after what he called "the worst performance of (Nyquist's) life" in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), the Uncle Mo colt will target the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Connect, winning the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) from Gun Runner Sept. 24 at Parx Racing

    Connect in Good Shape After PA Derby Win

    Connect was in fine fettle Sept. 25, the day after his Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) victory at Parx Racing and trainer Chad Brown said the Breeders' Cup will be considered along with several other races.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Exaggerator won this year's Haskell off a Preakness Stakes score

    Classic Winners Exaggerator, Nyquist Work

    Exaggerator delivered a five-furlong move Sept. 17 at Churchill Downs in preparation for a planned start in the Sept. 24 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II). Meanwhile at San Luis Rey Downs, Nyquist also worked.

  • 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).

  • Nyquist

    Nyquist Begins Work for Pennsylvania Derby

    After noticing Reddam Racing's Nyquist was getting a little skinny at Del Mar, trainer Doug O'Neill decided to send the Uncle Mo colt north on Interstate 5 to train at the much more relaxed San Luis Rey Training Center.

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    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.

  • That Handicapping Show September 17, 2015

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra take a look at the Pennsylvania Derby and briefly discuss the Cotillion Stakes. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Pennsylvania Derby.

  • 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.

  • Summer Squall and jockey Pat Day wins the 1990 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.  
Photo by: Skip Dickstein

    Game as Dick Tracy: The Summer Squall Story

    On the 25th anniversary of their plucky colt’s Preakness Stakes (gr. I) win, Dogwood Stable’s Cot Campbell recalls the thrilling highs and gut-wrenching lows of campaigning a top 3-year-old along the 1990 Triple Crown trail.

  • Will Take Charge #7 (R) with Luis Saez riding won the $1,000,000 Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania on Saturday June 21, 2013.

    Will Take Charge

    Relive moments from the racing career of Will Take Charge.

  • Bayern rolls to victory in the Pennsylvania Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-spvQZCq">Order This Photo</a>

    Bayern Cruises to Pennsylvania Derby Win

    Bayern seized a clear lead through a half-mile Saturday, Sept. 20, in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Parx Racing and drew off in the stretch for an easy victory, spoiling California Chrome's comeback.

  • TimeformUS: The G2 Pennsylvania Derby

    Nominally a Grade 2, the $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby has a Grade 1 feel this year, as well as a Grade 1 purse, and that, of course, is due to the presence of 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome.

  • California Chrome works at Los Alamitos.

    California Chrome Draws Rail in PA Derby

    California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I), will break from the rail in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Parx Racing.

  • That Handicapping Show: Pennsylvania Derby

    Frank Angst and Evan Hammonds handicap the talented field of the Pennsylvania Derby. California Chrome, Candy Boy, Protonico, Bayern, Tapiture and more. Who do you think is the best horse in the field?

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    AmericasBestRacing.net to Stream Penn Derby

    The highly anticipated return of 2014 dual classic winner California Chrome in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 20 will be streamed live at AmericasBestRacing.net.