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Angel Terrace Win KY Downs Stakes

By Jack Shinar In the $109,600 second division of the Ladies Marathon (purses were augmented by $100,000 from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund), Pennsylvania-bred Angel Terrace popped up with a 6-1 upset from well off the pace (VIDEO). With Florent Geroux aboard, Angel Terrace rallied from ninth on the far turn, swinging six paths wide and coming on strong to …

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Edge of Reality takes the $100K Alphabet Soup

Edge of Reality won the $100,000 Alphabet Soup Handicap on PA Derby Day at Parx.  EDGE OF REALITY settled early, advanced in the three path down the backstretch, took over when ready near the quarter pole, moved clear and remained safe to the finish ROADHOG taken in hand early, rallied in the two path, moved wider in the lane and …

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Princess of Sylmar to Fasig-Tipton Sale

By Blood-Horse Staff King of Prussia Stable announced Sept. 21 that four-time grade I winner Princess of Sylmar will be consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency as a broodmare prospect at the Fasig-Tipton November sale Monday, Nov. 3. “The Princess brought joy and hope to so many,” owner/breeder Ed Stanco said in a release. “We will always cherish that. She …

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Miss Behaviour Romps in Charles Town Oaks

By Ron Mitchell Miss Behaviour, the even-money favorite in the 10-horse field, rolled to a commanding 9 3/4-length victory in the $500,000 Charles Town Oaks (gr. III) at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the evening of Sept. 20 (VIDEO). The seven-furlong, two-turn Oaks was expected to be a race between Mss Behaviour, a grade II winner, and Claiborne Farm …

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Another Walk in the Parx for Favorite Tale

By Frank Angst Favorite Tale dueled with 3-5 favorite Fast Anna through a blazing opening quarter-mile and still had plenty left to deliver a 2 1/2-length victory in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, Sept. 20 at Parx Racing (VIDEO). Breaking from the rail with rider John Bisono, PJG Stable’s Favorite Tale blitzed through a quarter-mile just behind …

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Top Filly Princess of Sylmar Retired

By Tom LaMarra Four-time grade I winner Princess of Sylmar, a winner of more than $2 million, was retired Sept. 19, King of Prussia Stable managing partner Ed Stanco said. The 4-year-old filly by Majestic Warrior   out of the Catienus   mare Storm Dixie finished an uncharacteristic fifth in her last start Aug. 22 in the Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) …

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PENNSYLVANIA DAY AT THE RACES RECAP

The 14th edition of Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races turned into an exciting afternoon for local racing fans as they enjoyed race after race that came down to the wire.  The twelve race card featured five stakes with purses totaling $400,000 and some of the Commonwealth’s best horses really put on a show.   The biggest purse of the day …

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Tapit’s Son Winchill to Pointer Farm in PA

  Sons of 2014’s current leading sire Tapit   are in high demand these days, and Pennsylvania will get its first as Pointer Farm near Bernville has announced Winchill will stand there for the 2015 breeding season. His fee will be $3,000 live foal, with consideration for Pennsylvania foaling mares. Bred in Pennsylvania by Gum Tree Stables & Partners, Winchill is out of the graded …

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