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  • Elliott's Award Reopens the Smarty Story

    With Stewart Elliott being named the winner of this year’s prestigious George Woolf Award, it rekindled memories of those glorious five weeks in racing and Triple Crown history.

  • Broad Brush wins 1986 Pennsylvania Derby after an eventful run.

    Look Back: Broad Brush's Wild Pennsylvania Derby Win

    Broad Brush seemingly had put away the rest of the field with a big move in the last turn, opening up some five lengths heading for the quarter pole, but then the race changed dramatically.

  • 500th Retiree for Pennsylvania Program

    Turning For Home, the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association racehorse retirement program, recorded its 500th retiree when the mare Pumped left the track at Parx Racing for the last time Dec. 24.

  • Blind Luck in the Alabama Stakes.

    Blind Luck Draws Inside Post in Cotillion

    Blind Luck, whose inspiring rags-to-riches story has garnered her a sizable fan base, is looking to add an eighth graded stakes victory to her resume in the Oct. 2 Fitz Dixon Cotillion Stakes (gr. II) at Parx Racing.

  • A. U. Miner overtakes Alcomo to win the Greenwood Cup.

    A. U. Miner Springs Greenwood Cup Upset

    Don Benge's A. U. Miner, a 14-1 longshot, charged down the center of the racetrack and got up by a neck over favored Alcomo to win the $250,000 Greenwood Cup at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack July 17.

  • Alcomo won the 2009 Greenwood Cup by 1 3/4 lengths.

    Alcomo Looks to Defend Greenwood Cup Title

    With a berth in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Marathon on the line, Abdul Rahman Al Jasmi Racing's Alcomo will try to defend his title in the $250,000 Greenwood Cup July 17 at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack.

  • Jockey Apologizes for Philly Incident

    Jockey Eriluis Vaz, one of two riders involved in a mounted fight during the fifth race at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack Jan. 8, has issued a public apology for what he terms "bad judgment."

  • Careless Jewel cruises home in the Fitz Dixon Cotillion.

    Careless Jewel Sparkles Again in Cotillion

    Donver Stable's Careless Jewel won just as a 3-10 favorite is supposed to, as the talented filly led every step of the way in a no-doubt-about-it 3 1/2-length victory in the $750,000 Fitz Dixon Cotillion (gr. II) Oct. 3 at Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack.

  • Smart and Fancy Seeks Another Turf Amazon Win

    Park Avenue Racing Stable's Smart and Fancy was installed as the tepid 3-1 morning-line favorite in what looks to be a hotly-contested renewal of the $200,000 Turf Amazon Handicap Sept. 26 at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack.

  • Gone Astray wrapped up his first graded stakes victory with a win in the Pennsylvania Derby at Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack.

    Gone Astray Leaves 'em Behind in Pa. Derby

    Phipps Stable's homebred Gone Astray wrapped up his first graded stakes victory in a big way, as he drew off in the stretch to score in the $1-million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) by 9 1/4 lengths Sept. 7 at Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack.

  • Soul Warrior, upset winner of the West Virginia Derby, is favored in the Pennsylvania Derby.

    Soul Warrior Favored in Pennsylvania Derby

    Nine 3-year-olds will face off in the $1-million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 7 at Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack, led by Zayat Stables' Soul Warrior, the 3-1 morning line favorite.

  • Alcomo and Willie Martinez draw off in the Greenwood Cup at Philadelphia Park.

    Alcomo Earns BC Berth With Greenwood Cup Win

    Alcomo, a multiple stakes winner in his native Brazil, finally showed his winning U.S. form when he took over off the final turn and drew away for a 1 3/4-length score in the $200,000 Greenwood Cup July 18 at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack.

  • Eldaafer defeated Nite Light by a nose in the Brooklyn.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8199922%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Eldaafer, Nite Light Meet Again in Greenwood

    Eldaafer and Nite Light, separated by only a nose in last month's Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II), will meet again July 18, this time with a Breeders' Cup berth on the line. The older horses will square off in the $250,000 Greenwood Cup at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack.

  • Flores Notches 4,000th Win

    Jockey Jose Luis Flores won his 4,000th race May 30 when he guided Abulletforfrank to victory in the third race at Philadelphia Park.

  • Flores Notches 4,000th Win

    Jockey Jose Luis Flores won his 4,000th race May 30 when he guided Abulletforfrank to victory in the third race at Philadelphia Park.

  • Racinos Defied 2008's Declining Gaming Trend

    Even though overall United States casino revenues dropped for the first time this decade, domestic racinos registered double-digit percentage growth in 2008, according to a report issued May 18 by the American Gaming Association.

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill Signal May Be Limited Again

    Wagering on the Churchill Downs spring meet may again be restricted to customers of certain betting outlets, although negotiations appear to be ongoing to include some that are on the outside looking in.

  • Philly Phonebet Faces TrackNet Cut-Off

    Customers of Philadelphia Park's advance deposit wagering system may not have access to Pimlico Race Course signals when the Maryland track opens its live meet April 18 as the result of an ongoing dispute with TrackNet Media Group, the head of the content company has confirmed.

  • Parx Racing.

    Philly Park Faces TrackNet Deadline

    Philadelphia Park has been asked to cease handling account wagers on racing affiliated with TrackNet Media Group unless the Pennsylvania track signs a new licensing agreement with the content group.

  • 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.

  • Alabama winner Proud Spell takes on six rivals in the Fitz Dixon Cotillion.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5623342%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Proud Spell Eyes Big Purse in Cotillion

    On Sept. 20, Proud Spell will shoot for her biggest payday to date, as she takes on six rivals in the $750,000 Fitz Dixon Cotillion (gr. II) at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack. On paper, the 1 1/16-mile dirt event is a significant step down in class for the Proud Citizen filly, who has won four times this season, including the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Alabama Stakes (gr. I).

  • Ohio Derby winner Smooth Air returns to take on 13 in the Pennsylvania Derby.

    Contentious Pennsylvania Derby Draws 14

    Does money draw a crowd? Look no further than the Sept. 1 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) for evidence it's true, as a full field of 14 3-year-olds were entered in the $1 million race, the signature event at Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack.

  • Paul Pompa, 25% owner of Big Brown

    Philly Offers Big Purse to Big Brown

    An attempt by Philadelphia Park Racetrack & Casino to lure Big Brown to the PTHA President's Cup Sept. 13, is a no go, according to the colt's minority owner, Paul Pompa Jr.

  • Ageless Evening Attire Earns BC Berth

    Five years after running in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita, Evening Attire will have a chance to run on America's richest day of racing once again, as the remarkable 10-year-old iron horse romped to a 8 1/4-length victory in the $250,000 Greenwood Cup at Philadelphia Park, in the process breaking a 16-year-old track record and locking up a berth in the newly-created Breeders' Cup Marathon.

  • Evening Attire seeks an automatic bid to the new Breeders' Cup Marathon in the $250,000 Greenwood Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2985862%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Evening Attire Back For More

    Five years after his last appearance in the Breeders' Cup, wouldn't it be something if ageless iron horse Evening Attire could make a return trip to Santa Anita? That's exactly what the 10-year-old gelding has a chance to do July 19, as he goes to post in the $250,000 Greenwood Cup the first ever Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" event at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack.

  • Philadelphia Park Jockey Anthony Black

    Philly Park Jockeys Get Mount Increase

    In a little over two year's time, Philadelphia Park Jockeys has helped accomplish some pretty remarkable things at the Bensalem racetrack. On June 11 the group's president, Anthony Black, announced yet another approved measure that will benefit riders: A $100 mount fee for jockeys who do not finish in the top three positions.

  • PTHA Approves Retirement Program

    The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horseman's Association unanimously approved the formation of Turning for Home, a Thoroughbred retirement program for trainers and owners at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack.

  • Atlantic City will not send out the simulcast signal of their six-day live meet, which begins April 23.

    No Simulcasts for Atlantic City

    Atlantic City Race Course, which opened April 23 for six days of all-turf racing, will not send out the simulcast signal of its live meet due to a disagreement with the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.

  • Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racetrack is one of the casinos that have generated higher-than-expected revenue thus far in Pennsylvania.

    Area Growth Could Impact Revenue

    Wall Street analysts agree Pennsylvania's racetrack casinos have generated higher-than-expected revenue thus far, but growth in the market, both in state and out, could impact those numbers going forward. Thus far, slot machines around the state are producing an average win per machine of $307. There are 11,500 slots, about a quarter of the total that could be operating when all gaming halls are open in the state.

  • Parx Racing.

    Philly Park Offers Record Stakes

    Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack released a 2008 stakes schedule Feb. 21 that calls for 31 stakes to be run over the track's 12-month calendar, with purses totaling a record $5.475 million.

  • Berube, Handel to Work For Equibase

    Peter Berube, vice president and general manager of Tampa Bay Downs, and Hal Handel, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the New York Racing Association (NYRA), have been appointed by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America (TRA) to serve on the management committee of Equibase Company LLC

  • Apprentice Cedeno Tries Aqueduct

    Apprentice Carol Cedeno has already made her presence known this year at Philadelphia Park and the Meadowlands. The 19-year-old is now tackling Aqueduct, and got off to a quick start opening day of the inner track meet by winning two races on Nov. 28.

  • Guild Waiting for Industry Response

    With little response coming from industry groups involved in a Nov. 13 meeting with representatives of the Jockeys' Guild, riders across the country--and Guild representatives themselves--are raising concerns over the organization's ability to provide health insurance for its members.

  • Black Defies Odds, Continues to Win

    When Anthony Black broke a pair of ribs and three vertebrae in a spill at Philadelphia Park last November, it finally looked like the end for the 55-year-old jockey. But Black, who won a pair of stakes races on Maryland Million Day, isn't done defying the odds just yet.

  • Octave looks for her third Grade I win in the Cotillion.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1794764%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Octave Favorite on Cotillion Dance Card

    Leading trainer Todd Pletcher will try for his fourth Fitz Dixon Cotillion Handicap (gr. II) title, as two-time Grade I winner Octave leads a field of eight 3-year-old fillies for the 1 1/16-mile event at Philadelphia Park.

  • Timber Reserve takes hotly-contested Pennsylvania Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2174429%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Timber Reserve Holds Off Xchanger in Pa. Derby

    Prior to the $1-million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), Timber Reserve had trouble getting into the gate. But once the 1 1/8-mile test began, there was no stopping Timber Reserve, who held off a stubborn Xchanger for most of the stretch to win by a neck at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack.