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Penn National to Add $500,000 Turf Stakes

By Tom LaMarra, @BH_TLaMarra   Photo: B & D Photography Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, seeking to add more punch to its open stakes schedule, has added a $500,000 event for 3-year-olds on the turf at one mile in 2013. The Penn Mile will anchor a “big event” night June 1. Other open stakes on the program are …

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Sightseeing, Sire of Pennsylvania-Bred Grade 1 Winner So Many Ways, Dies

By Claire Novak, @BH_CNovak   Photo: Courtesy Richland Hills Farm Sightseeing   Sightseeing  , sire of 2012 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) winner So Many Ways, died Dec. 8 from complications due to intestinal surgery, Richland Hills Farm president Nathan Fox confirmed Dec. 12. The 8-year-old son of recently deceased sire Pulpit   was in Chile at Haras Santa Monica for the Southern …

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Got the Last Laugh to Diamond B

By Blood-Horse Staff   Got the Last Laugh  , a graded stakes winner at 2, will stand the 2013 breeding season at Glenn and Becky Brok’s Diamond B Farm near Mohrsville, Pa., for a fee of $2,500. The 8-year-old son of Distorted Humor   formerly stood at McKathan Bros. Training Center in Florida. Got the Last Laugh defeated subsequent champion 2-year-old male …

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Officer Alex Denies Res Judicata in PA Nursery

  By: Keith Jones Officer Alex rallied in the middle of the racetrack, caught the favored Res Judicata inside the final sixteenth of a mile and went on to win the $75,000 Pennsylvania Nursery by a solid length Saturday at Parx Racing.  Owned by Choctaw Racing Stable & Winning Horse Stable, Officer Alex won for the second time in his …

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Two More Stakes Get Graded Status at PARX Gallant Bob & Parx Dash Now Both Grade 3

By: Keith Jones Last fall the American Graded Stakes Committee upgraded three stakes at Parx Racing to Grade 3 status, suddenly giving the track six graded races on its calendar.  The Committee also upgraded the Cotillion Stakes giving the track its first Grade 1 race in its history.  This weekend it was announced that two more races have now been …

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Son of Smarty Jones Tops Saturdays PA Nursery

By: Keith Jones There is little question that the most important running of the $75,000 Pennsylvania Nursery came in November of 2003 when a young colt named Smarty Jones, making just the second start of his dynamic career, burst onto the national scene with a 17 length romp that produced the highest speed figure for any two year-old that year.  …

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Philly Ace Closes Best in Tropical Turf ‘Cap

By Claire Novak, @BH_CNovak   Photo: Coady Photography Philly Ace overtakes Hollinger to win the Tropical Turf Handicap. Philly Ace closed with a good kick in the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Calder Race Course & Casino Nov. 30, running down 9-5 favorite Hollinger to record his first graded stakes score on the Florida track’s closing day of the …

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