Keyword: Pennsylvania

  • Raging Smoke Unstoppable in Sugar Maple

    Raging Smoke took the $150,000 Sugar Maple Stakes presented by CANTER Mid-Atlantic wire-to-wire April 23, and in the process gave trainer Mike Salvaggio the biggest win of his career.

  • Penn National is one of six tracks in Pennsylvania

    PA Report: Slots Provide Almost 90% of Purses

    More than $228 million was accrued for purses at six Pennsylvania racetracks in 2015 with almost 90% of the funds derived from slot machine revenue, according to an annual report that analyzes the racetrack gaming industry in the state.

  • Missing PA HBPA Official Found Dead

    Matthew Carter, the treasurer for the Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association under investigation for possible misuse of funds, was found dead March 20 in the the Susquehanna River near City Island, Pa.

  • 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.

  • Penn National Race Course in Pennsylvania

    PA Racing 'Reform' Law Signed by Governor

    Legislation designed to modernize horse racing in Pennsylvania was signed into law Feb. 23 by Gov. Tom Wolf, who last fall threatened to shut down the industry because it couldn't pay for regulation.

  • Cocos Cat won by 1 3/4 lengths on December 11.

    Cocos Cat Gives Simon Reason to Smile

    Long before the 3-year-old filly crossed the wire first, she was already a winner. The $18,000 claiming race was just her third start and first in nine months, having overcome a bout with pneumonia that nearly took her life.

  • Favorite Tale comes home strong to win the Fabulous Strike Handicap.

    Favorite Tale Easy Fabulous Strike Winner

    There was a reason bettors made PJG Stable's Favorite Tale the 1-2 favorite for the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap; he was the class of the field off a third in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Ben's Cat will try for his fourth Fabulous Strike Handicap.

    Ben's Cat Seeks Fourth Fabulous Strike

    Ben's Cat, the formidable iron horse who keeps on campaigning for Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury, could take home his fourth consecutive edition of the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap Nov. 25 at Penn National.

  • Lord Shanakill, Last Gunfighter to PA

    Former Irish stallion Lord Shanakill and Last Gunfighter, a recently retired multiple graded stakes winner, will join the 2016 stallion roster at Pin Oak Lane Farm in New Freedom, Pa.

  • Penn National is one of six racetracks in Pennsylvania

    Talks Continue on Funds for PA Regulation

    Racing stakeholders in Pennsylvania are working with Gov. Tom Wolf's administration to devise a funding plan for regulation in the wake of ongoing declines in pari-mutuel handle in the state.

  • Penn National Official Admits to Wire Fraud

    A racing official with Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges after he allegedly accepted bribes in exchange for inside information about races.

  • 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.

  • Ageless

    Ageless, Living The Life Return for Masters

    Lael Stables' Ageless, who rarely fails to put forth an excellent effort, is scheduled to return to Presque Isle Downs & Casino Sept. 7 for another try in the $400,000 Presque Isle Masters Stakes (gr. II).

  • Swagger Jack

    Swagger Jack Moves to Dana Point

    Swagger Jack, a grade I-winning son of leading sire Smart Strike, has relocated to Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa., for the 2016 breeding season. His fee will be $3,500.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Amelia's Wild Ride (pink blinkers) gets his head in front of Ben's Cat at the finish.

    Amelia's Wild Ride Edges Ben's Cat

    Amelia's Wild Ride just edged Ben's Cat in the $150,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Stakes May 30 at Penn National Race Course, turning tables from the Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes won by Ben's Cat.

  • Night Prowler

    Night Prowler Well-Spotted in Rich Penn Mile

    Paul Pompa Jr.'s Night Prowler, winner of the grade III Transylvania Stakes on the grass at Keeneland in his last start, is one of 11 3-year-olds entered in the $500,000 Penn Mile (gr. IT) May 30 at Penn National.

  • Race Fund Revenue Up, Handle Down in PA

    Distributions to horse racing from the state Race Horse Development Fund increased 9.5% in 2014 from the previous year, according to the annual Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board benchmark report released April 28.

  • PA Lawmakers Want PNGI Investigated

    Six Pennsylvania lawmakers have sent a letter to the state Attorney General's office requesting a criminal investigation of racetrack owner Penn National Gaming Inc.

  • U.S. Alleges Conspiracy at Penn National

    A review of federal court records outlining the criminal cases against four Penn National veterinarians reveals that the vets alledgedly followed the trainers' orders on what medications should be administered to horses.