Keyword: Pennsylvania

  • Monba to Stand at Penn Ridge

    Monba, winner of the 2008 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), has been sold and will enter stud in 2010 at Mike Jester's Penn Ridge Farms near Harrisburg, Pa.

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    Rich Penn Turf Sprint Lures Top Horses

    The connections of top dirt sprinter Fabulous Strike took a pass on the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup, but the handicap lured a full field of turf sprinters that rank among the best at East Coast and Midwest racetracks.

  • PA Breeders, Horsemen Warn of 'Raid' of Fund

    The Pennsylvania horse racing and breeding industry is fighting proposed legislation that could take roughly $100 million from the Race Horse Development Fund and use it to help balance the state budget, which is billions of dollars short.

  • Life After Slots? It's Sobering--at Best

    The expansion of gaming at racetrack casinos doesn't always guarantee more money for purses and breed development programs, horsemen said July 2 during a sobering discussion that showed horse racing's challenge to stay relevant in a revenue-driven environment.

  • Purses Reach Record Level at Penn National

    Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course announced that a purse increase that went into effect June 11 raised the daily average purses at the track to a record $170,000.

  • Pollard's Vision Gets First American Winner

    Pollard's Vision, whose first winner won in Italy, came through with his initial North American winner when his son Closing Vision scored by 8 1/2 lengths.

  • Penn National Race Course

    United Tote Addressing Penn National Glitch

    A United Tote official said June 8 the company is working with Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course on tote communications failures that have led the track to stop taking wagers when the first horse is loaded into the starting gate for each race.

  • Penn Stops Betting Early After Tote Glitch

    Another tote communication glitch led officials at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course to start closing pari-mutuel pools when the first horse enters the starting gate, effective June 6.

  • Spectaculardynasty Dead

    Spectaculardynasty, one of the last remaining sons at stud of the great champion Spectacular Bid, died May 31 of a heart attack.

  • Penn Refunds Pools in Past-Posting Incident

    Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course refunded more than $150,000 in wagers after a communications router failure at its main wagering hub went down, leaving the second race May 20 open for betting after off time.

  • Pennsylvania Horsemen React to Gaming Bill

    The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association responded May 14 to legislation introduced in the state that would permit video lottery terminals at additional venues. The state's racing purses have grown considerably in the past few years with revenue from slots at the racetracks.

  • Real Quiet to Shuttle to Uruguay

    Real Quiet, the 1998 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner and champion 3-year-old male, will stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Haras Cuatro Piedras in Uruguay.

  • Pennsylvania Slots Produce $200M for Purses

    A "benchmark report" on slot machines in Pennsylvania shows a 39.3% increase in purses paid at Thoroughbred and Standardbred racetracks from 2007 to 2008, but double-digit declines in total pari-mutuel handle during the same period.

  • Request for Parole to Shuttle

    Grade I winner and millionaire Request for Parole will shuttle to Argentina to stand his second breeding season at Estacion de Monta Don Petiso near Buenos Aires.

  • Penn No Longer Purse Bottom-Feeder

    In their first 11 months of operation, slot machines at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course produced more than $22.6 million for Thoroughbred purses and breed development. The funds have allowed Penn National to offer a minimum purse that will be higher than that paid by some of its competitors.

  • New Bolton Vet Reid Dead

    Dr. Charles F. Reid, emeritus professor of radiology and a founder of the American College of Veterinary Radiologists, died Feb. 12.

  • Trainer Vaders Loses Appeal in PA Court

    Jayne Vaders, the leading trainer at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack in 2007, lost her appeal Jan. 9 in Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania for an indefinite ban from training due to multiple drug positives.

  • Alex's Pal to Ghost Ridge in PA

    Alex's Pal, who is a half-brother to successful sire Successful Appeal, has moved to Ghost Ridge Farm near York, Pa.

  • Smarty Jones

    Smarty Jones Now a Broodmare Sire

    Champion Smarty Jones, whose first foals just turned 3, is the broodmare sire of a filly born Jan. 18 in Pennsylvania.

  • Penn National Cancels Jan. 16 Program

    Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has cancelled live racing for Jan. 16, as forecasts call for bitter cold temperatures accompanied by sub-zero wind chill.

  • Senor Swinger's First Foal

    Senor Swinger's first foal is a filly born Jan. 12 at Glenn and Becky Brok's Diamond B Farm near Mohrsville, Pa.

  • Jones No Longer With Walnut Green

    Russell B. Jones Jr. no longer is working for the Walnut Green bloodstock agency that he and his late brother, Richard, founded in 1980. The Joneses sold Walnut Green to the Mark Reid Bloodstock Agency and partners in September of 2005, and Russell Jones remained associated with the prominent Pennsylvania-based business, serving as its president.

  • Slot Machine

    Is Racing Using Its Slots Money Wisely?

    As hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from slot machines flows to horse racing, there is growing sentiment that perhaps the racing industry is failing to capitalize on the new wealth by solely pumping money into purses and breed development programs.

  • Gouldings Green been retired from racing for stud duty at Mohns Hill Farm.

    Gouldings Green to Mohns Hill

    Gouldings Green, a multiple graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing for stud duty at Mohns Hill Farm near Reinholds, Pa

  • NJ Lawmakers Call for Racing Study Group

    Two New Jersey lawmakers have taken a bipartisan approach in urging the governor to quickly form a committee to examine the state and future of the horse racing and breeding industry.

  • Slot machine revenue has fueled purses at Fair Grounds Racetrack.

    Fair Grounds ADW Deal: Good or Bad?

    A recent deal that allowed expanded distribution of the Fair Grounds racing signal was hailed by some as a step forward in the months-long nationwide dispute between horsemen, racetracks, and advance deposit wagering entities. But some horsemen's groups are categorizing the development as a step backwards in an overall plan to secure higher revenue shares for purses from a growing wagering segment.

  • Wiseman's Ferry

    Wiseman's Ferry to Dana Point

    Wiseman's Ferry, a two-time graded stakes winner, will stand in 2009 at Gayle Gerth's Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa.

  • Delaware Township

    Two Sires Relocated to Penn Ridge

    Twelve-year-old stallions Cat Thief and Delaware Township, both grade I winners, have arrived for stallion duty in 2009 at Mike Jester and Joe Besecker's Penn Ridge Farms near Harrisburg, Pa.

  • Critical Care Center Being Built in PA

    Ground has been officially broken for the state-of-the-art James M. Moran Jr. Critical Care Center at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa.

  • Ground Broken for Critical Care Center

    Ground has been officially broken for the state-of-the-art James M. Moran, Jr., Critical Care Center at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center. The center is named in memory of Elizabeth Moran's son, James, who died this past April.

  • Santana Strings won the 2005 Amsterdam (gr. II) at Saratoga.

    Santana Strings to Pin Oak Lane

    Saratoga grade II-winning sprinter Santana Strings has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Dr. William J. Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa.

  • Fairbanks will enter stud in 2009 at Northview PA.

    Fairbanks to Stand at Northview PA

    Fairbanks, who topped the 2004 Saratoga yearling sale at $1.85 million and went on to become a multiple graded stakes winner, will enter stud in 2009 at the newly formed Northview PA near Peach Bottom, Pa.

  • KY Identifies Problems, But Needs Money

    The Governor's Task Force on Racing in Kentucky is close to preparing and releasing a report pinpointing problems and offering recommendations that ultimately will require a lot of money -- something in short supply given an ongoing budget crunch.

  • Capitano

    Capitano to Fox Tale Stud

    Capitano, a multiple stakes winner by Belong to Me, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2009 at Vince Tucciarone's Fox Tale Stud near Coopersburg, Pa.

  • Trust N Luck

    Trust N Luck to Penn Ridge

    Eight-year-old stallion Trust N Luck has been purchased by Danny Bramer, Eric Gulley, and Mike Jester from Tom Simon's Vinery for stallion duty at Jester's Penn Ridge Farm near Middletown, Pa.

  • Seattle Smooth pulls away in the Fitz Dixon Cotillion.

    Seattle Smooth Upends Proud Spell in Pa.

    Seattle Smooth, second choice behind Proud Spell, pulled away from the 2-5 favorite in the stretch to win the Sept. 20 Fitz Dixon Cotillion Stakes (gr. II) at Philadelphia Park. She won the $750,000 race by 2 1/2 lengths.

  • Deal in Place to Increase PA Mount Fees

    The Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has reached an agreement with the Jockeys' Guild and Jockeys at Penn National Inc. to increase the minimum losing mount fee to $75 for all finishes below third-place.

  • Tropical Storm

    Tropical Storm Sires First Winner

    Tropical Storm, a son of Storm Cat, came through with his first winner when his son Storm Shocker won Aug. 17 at Presque Isle Downs in his second start.

  • Pennsylvania Horse Farm to Be Auctioned

    Land of Believe Farm, located in central Pennsylvania about one mile from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, will be sold at auction Aug. 21.