Keyword: Philadelphia Park

  • Retired Jockey Allison Hershbell Dead

    Allison Hershbell, one of the most popular jockeys at Delaware Park during her 11-year riding career, died Feb. 17 in Philadelphia after a long illness.

  • ReRun Plans Fundraiser to Help Philadelphia's Backstretch Workers

    ReRun has organized a fundraiser that will benefit horses and backstretch workers at Philadelphia Park. Donations collected during the month of March will be presented to Chaplain Jack Cordell to use for workers' transportation to health care facilities and doctors.

  • Philly Slots Congestion Means Fewer Weekend Races

    Citing concerns over crowded conditions in the grandstand because of an influx of slot-machine players, Philadelphia Park Racetrack & Casino announced Jan. 2 it would move first post time back 20 minutes and drop races from its weekend cards.

  • Hard Spun Draws Crowd, Raves in Nursery Win

    Hard Spun ran his career record to a three-for-three with an easy victory Dec. 18 in the Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes at Philadelphia Park and had onlookers comparing him with Smarty Jones, who won the same race in 2003.

  • Philly Park Announces 40% Purse Hike

    With slot machines coming on line next week, Philadelphia Park announced a 40% boost in overall purses for the beginning of the 2007 season.

  • Jockeys' Guild national manager Dwight Manley.

    Guild Links Accident Insurance to Slots License

    The Jockeys' Guild has asked the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to consider the catastrophic on-track accident insurance policy at Philadelphia Park before it grants the racetrack a permanent license to operate slot machines.

  • Injured Jockey Black Again Pleas for Insurance Help

    Anthony Black, Philadelphia Park's all-time wins leader and president of Philadelphia Park Jockeys, made an impassioned plea to the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Nov. 30, less than one month after sustaining injuries in a race at the Bensalem Township racetrack.

  • Equine Herpesvirus Suspected at Monmouth Park

    A suspected case of the equine herpesvirus in the stable area at Monmouth Park has forced the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which owns and operates the Oceanport track and Meadowlands in East Rutherford, to impose strict limitations on the shipment of horses.

  • New Director Heads Expansion Plans for Rerun

    With plans to expand and open its doors to more needy Thoroughbred horses, ReRun, Inc. has named Barbara Luna executive director. Established in 1996 in Kentucky, the non-profit has anticipated the increase in unwanted horses and the need to rehabilitate, rather than retire, former racehorses as the main reasons for the reorganization.

  • Philly Park Tabs Bally's for Slots Management

    Bally Technologies, headquartered in Las Vegas, will provide a casino management system for the slot-machine operation planned for Philadelphia Park in southeastern Pennsylvania.

  • Anticipation, Optimism at Pennsy 'Day at the Races'

    Amid the sound of hammers and drills as Philadelphia Park readies the first two floors of its grandstand in anticipation of slot machines later this year, the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association celebrated "Pennsylvania's Day at the Races" July 29.

  • Track, Jockeys Clear Up Insurance Misunderstanding

    A possible interruption of Saturday's live card at Philadelphia Park was averted Friday when management at the Bensalem Township, Pa., racetrack assured jockeys they are indeed covered by insurance should they be injured while performing the duties of their profession.

  • Pennsylvania Derby Scrapped for 2006

    Management at Philadelphia Park announced today that the 2006 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), which was to carry a purse of $750,000 and was scheduled for Sept. 4 (Labor Day), has been cancelled.

  • Big Apple Daddy Takes Charge in LeVine 'Cap

    Ervin Rodriguez's odds-on favorite Big Apple Daddy made a decisive rally from well off the pace to run down the ultra-quick P. Kerney outside the sixteenth pole en route to a 2 ½ length victory in Saturday's $100,000 Donald LeVine Memorial Handicap over seven furlongs at Philadelphia Park.

  • Fair Hill Races Bring Racing, Chance to Wager

    American steeplechase fans will have the opportunity to wager on a full card of jump racing May 27 with the annual spring running of the Fair Hill Races near Elkton, Md.

  • Philly Park Jockeys Seek Additional Insurance Coverage

    Negotiations are currently underway between jockeys, management and horsemen at Philadelphia Park to have the amount of on-track accident insurance for riders increased from its current $100,000 to $1 million, but so far little progress has been made, according to Tony Black, who is helping spearhead the effort.

  • Black Gets 5,000th Career Win in His Back Yard

    Jockey Anthony Black earned his 5,000th career victory when he piloted the Robert Seeger-trained Actcentric to a 12-length victory in the fifth race at Philadelphia Park May 1.

  • Fair Hill Training Center Takes EHV-1 Precautions

    Fair Hill Training Center, home to more than 400 horses, has instituted stringent guidelines to ensure the well being of all horses stabled at the facility and to provide the best opportunity for those same horses to race when entry restrictions lift later this month as nearby out of state racetracks.