Keyword: Pennsylvania

  • Informed Decision pulls away to win the Windward Stakes under Julien Leparoux.

    Informed Decision Handles Two-Turn Mile

    Informed Decision, the 2009 Eclipse Award winner as top female sprinter, won her first race beyond seven furlongs, and first around two turns, July 27 in the $100,000 Windward Stakes at Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

  • Racehorse Retraining Facility Planned for PA

    The Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has plans to open a Thoroughbred retraining facility in conjunction with New Vocations near Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.

  • 'Missing' Horses: Where Lies Responsibility?

    A growing network of horse rescue operations and some anti-slaughter policies at racetracks have taken root, but keeping track of where horses go when they're finished racing is a challenge.

  • Siphon Sold to Brazil

    Siphon, a Brazilian group I winner who stands at stud in Pennsylvania, is scheduled to be returned to his native Brazil for stallion duty following the Northern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • First foal for Capitano, colt out of Suzy's Mandate by Full Mandate.

    Capitano Sires First Foal

    The first foal by stakes winner Capitano is a colt born March 2 at Vince Tucciarone and Dawn Newman's Fox Tale Stud near Coopersburg, Pa.

  • Buzzards Bay

    Buzzards Bay Sires First Foal

    The first reported foal by grade I winner Buzzards Bay is a filly born March 11 at Timber Ridge Farm near Felton, Pa.

  • First Mare in Foal to Monba

    The first mare in foal to grade I winner Monba is Hanna's Fury, a winning half-sister to two stakes winners.

  • Fairbanks Sires First Foal

    The first foal by grade II winner Fairbanks is a colt born Jan. 27 at Northview PA near Peach Bottom, Pa.

  • Meeting of PA Commission, Gill Postponed

    A Feb. 23 meeting of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission and Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill, who was ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, was postponed until sometime in March.

  • Michael Gill

    Gill: Racing Needs to Admit What's Wrong

    A leading Thoroughbred owner ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has sold many of his horses and said he "doesn't mind getting out" of the business given the politics.

  • Gill Horses a Hot Commodity at Penn National?

    In another development in the ejection of Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, horsemen on the grounds are said to be buying Gill's horses even though they've been called a risk.

  • Stakes Winner Talent Search to Diamond B

    Talent Search, a multiple stakes winner who placed in the 2007 TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), will enter stud at Glen and Becky Brok's Diamond B Farm near Mohrsville, Pa.

  • Michael Gill

    PHRC Levels No Charges Against Ejected Gill

    The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, in a release, said Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill was ejected from Penn National to protect the orderly conduct of racing but made no mention of any charges against him.

  • Gill Ejected; Says He's Being 'Starved Out'

    Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill, ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course Feb. 2 by order of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, said he has no intention of reversing his decision to leave racing.

  • Penn Wants Commission to Investigate Gill

    Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has asked the state to investigate Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill because 10 of his horses were euthanized on the track in 13 months, two in last week.

  • Careless Jewel won the 2009 Fitz Dixon Cotillion at Philadelphia Park, which has lost its grade II rating.

    Three Pennsylvania Races Lose Graded Status

    The Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) and two other Pennsylvania races lost their graded status for 2009 because the state racing commission didn't follow a more extensive drug testing protocol required by the American Graded Stakes Committee.

  • Honour and Glory to Ghost Ridge

    Honour and Glory, a former leading sire of 2-year-olds, will stand in 2010 for a fee of $6,500 at Tarry Bratton's Ghost Ridge Farm near Felton, Pa.

  • Northview Cuts Stallion Fees

    Dr. Tom Bowman and Richard Golden's Northview Stallion Station has reduced the fees for 11 of its stallions and will stand Two Punch for a private fee in 2010.

  • Greatness to Ghost Ridge in PA

    Greatness, a 10-year-old son of Mr. Prospector, will stand in 2010 at Tarry Bratton's Ghost Ridge Farms near Brogue, Pa

  • Jump Start to Ghost Ridge in Pennsylvania

    Jump Start, who stood in 2009 at the Young family's Overbrook Farm near Lexington, will stand at Tarry Bratton's Ghost Ridge Farms near Brogue, Pa.

  • Sir Shackleton to Dana Point

    Multiple graded stakes winner Sir Shackleton will stand in 2010 at Gayle Gerth's Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa.

  • MTR Finances Improve; Focus Now on Ohio

    MTR Gaming Group, which cut jobs and corporate expenses in the past year, released improved financial results for the second quarter of 2009 and said it's poised for growth in Ohio, where racetrack video lottery terminals have been authorized.