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PA Breeders Meet with Tedd Nesbit

PA Breeder Dick Wukich  (middle) along with Carmen Shick (left) meet with House Representative Tedd Nesbit (right) in reference to Pennsylvania thoroughbred breeding issues. We thank Representative Nesbit for his continued interest in the breeding industry and for taking the time to meet with the breeders.

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Alphabet Soup: Granny’s Kitten by a neck

Jockey Florent Geroux, aboard Granny’s Kitten, cut the corner into the stretch of the Alphabet Soup Handicap at Parx Racing on Saturday, then outfought determined pacesetter I’ll Call to win the $100,000 turf stakes for Pennsylvania-breds by a neck. Sent off favored in the 10-horse field, Granny’s Kitten paid $4.80 and was timed in 1:43.21 for 1 1/16 miles. The …

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Diamond Dollar Heads One-Two Finish for Potts in Mark McDermott Stakes

Trainer Ron Potts finished one-two in Sunday night’s $100,000 Mark McDermott Stakes for Pennsylvania-bred 2-year-olds when the filly Diamond Dollar ran down pacesetter Sixers City in deep stretch. It was the second straight year Potts and owner The Elkstone Group have won the six-furlong McDermott at Presque Isle Downs. “One went and the other one sat,” said Potts. “She did …

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Tulsa Queen Upsets Mrs. Henry Paxson Memorial

Tulsa Queen, the longest shot among five Pennsylvania-bred 2-year-old fillies and last after the opening half-mile, surged into contention, split horses, and drew off to a 5 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Mrs. Henry Paxson Memorial Stakes. Ridden for the first time by David Delgado, Tulsa Queen ($29.40) was still a maiden after three outings. A daughter of Cactus Ridge …

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Al’s Gal Takes Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon

FRANKLIN, Ky. – Kentucky Downs’s meet titlists – owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, trainer Mike Maker, and jockey Florent Geroux – put an exclamation point on their successful meet on closing day Thursday when Al’s Gal took the $199,700 Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon. Hustled out of the gate by Geroux, Al’s Gal was more forwardly placed than usual in the …

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Top 3-Year-Olds Headline Probables For Pennsylvania Derby Day

Headed by unbeaten champion filly Songbird and the top three finishers from the Kentucky Derby, Nyquist, Exaggerator and Gun Runner, nominations closed September 10 for the Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes and Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby, a pair of high-stakes races with championship implications to be run at Parx Racing on Saturday, September 24. The blockbuster program will be supported by …

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Our Rombauer Wins First State Dash

Our Rombauer ($5.60), a first-time starter who blazed a half-mile from the gate in 46.60 seconds last Saturday, ran down Howboutthemcowboys in deep stretch to win by a half-length under Daniel Centeno in the $75,125 First State Dash for Delaware-bred or Delaware-certified 2-year-olds. Trained by Keith Nations, Our Rombauer, a son of Majestic Warrior, ran 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.70.

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Uncle Dave Comes in 2nd in the $200,000 PTHA Presidents Cup at Parx

Diamond M Stable’s War Dancer enjoyed a perfect ground saving trip, and then rallied to out finish a game Uncle Dave to win the 16th running of the $200,000 PTHA Presidents Cup by three-quarters of a length Saturday afternoon at Parx. The six year-old son of War Front won for the second time in four starts this year, and with …

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16th Annual Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races

 PHBA celebrated PA-Breds by holding the 16th annual Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races at Parx Racing on Saturday, September 3, 2016. The action-packed schedule totaled over $800,000 in purse money and included six stakes races.

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Winning the Medal prevails in four-horse photo in Marshall Jenney Handicap

He may have started on the outside but Winning the Medal finished fast up the inside to win a blanket finish over three rivals in the $100,000 Marshall Jenney Handicap at Parx Racing on Saturday. The Jenney was the last of five stakes for statebreds on the Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races card. The Saturday card also contained the $150,000 …

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