Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2016’

New Pa. Horse Racing Commission is up and running

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A stronger, unified governance body to oversee Pennsylvania’s more than $1 billion equine racing industry began its work to strengthen horse and harness racing. The new State Horse Racing Commission now has two meetings under its belt. Governor Tom Wolf paved the way for the new commission and other needed reforms to the industry earlier this year …

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Dark Nile Caps Big Day for Delacour

A sloppy track and a rain delay that kept the runners in the Delaware Park paddock for more than 30 minutes was no bother to WinStar Farm’s Dark Nile July 9, as the Arnaud Delacour trainee skipped away to her fourth straight victory and picked up her first graded score in the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. III). Capping a big day for …

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Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show

The Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show is an annual event run by the 501c3 non-profit of the same name. The organization supports riders of thoroughbreds by providing affordable show fees, scholarships, stakes classes, and prizes in every division. Through supporting retired off-track thoroughbreds (OTTB), they help OTTBs find second careers. The show will be held Saturday September 17, 2016 (starting at …

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Edge of Reality enjoys return to statebred ranks in Robellino

Edge of Reality, facing Pennsylvania-breds for the first time since winning the Alphabet Soup Handicap in September 2014, overshadowed top two favorites Granny’s Kitten and Saratoga Jack to score at 5-1 in Saturday’s $100,000 Robellino Stakes at Penn National. Winless in five starts since taking an overnight stakes on the main track at Parx Racing in June 2015, the 6-year-old …

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Lucabunny comes back quickly to score at 25-1 in Malvern Rose

Lucabunny, wheeling back just six days after winning her maiden sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs, pulled off a huge upset going a mile in Sunday night’s $100,000 Malvern Rose Stakes for Pennsylvania-bred 3-year-old fillies at Presque Isle Downs. Trainer Nick Caruso said he felt the race flow in the Malvern Rose would favor a horse like Lucabunny, who comes from off …

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Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races Early Nominations

We’re proud to announce the early nominations for our 16th annual Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races. Below you will find the nominations and past performances. As a reminder, the late nomination deadline is August 20th along with a fee of $500. In order to submit a late entry call Parx at 215-639-9220 and select the option for the racing office. You can …

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Six-time stakes winner Roadhog retired at 9

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Six-time stakes winner Roadhog has been retired, according to his longtime trainer, Elizabeth Merryman. Roadhog, 9, won stakes at Laurel Park, Parx Racing, Presque Isle, and Penn National. He retired with 10 wins from 44 starts and earnings of $670,264. Owned and bred by the Ellendale Racing LLC of Ellen Lea and Dale Schilling, Roadhog is going to become Lea’s …

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