Late-Blooming Page McKenney Hits His Stride

By Tom LaMarra Page McKenney can be described as somewhat of a slow starter. He didn’t break his maiden until his 13th outing, during his 2013 campaign as a 3-year-old racing for a $14,500 claiming price at Colonial Downs in Virginia. Twenty-two starts later, the 5-year-old Pennsylvania-bred gelding byEavesdropper out of the Yarrow Braemare Winning Grace Read more »

Dame Dorothy Returns in Bed O’ Roses

By Frank Angt Photo: Chad B. Harmon Humana Distaff (gr. I) winner Dame Dorothy is scheduled to make her first start since that May 2 victory at Churchill Downs when she faces an expected seven other older fillies and mares in the $150,000 Bed O’ Roses Handicap (gr. III)June 20 at Belmont Park. A winner Read more »


The first ever running of the $75,000 Parx Derby went to Crossed Sabres Farm’s Bluegrass Singer.  The three year-old gelded son of Bluegrass Cat got a beautiful trip under jockey Tammi Piermarini, stalking long shot pace setter Mr. Discreet before making a move with three furlongs to run.  He quickly opened a three length lead Read more »

Dame Dorothy Upsets Judy the Beauty

By Claire Novak Bobby Flay’s Dame Dorothy earned her first grade I victory May 2 and did so with distinction, running down game champion Judy the Beauty and surprisingly tough 18-1 pacesetter Moonlit Stroll in the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I) at Churchill Downs (VIDEO). Those three hooked up for a charge down the Read more »

Kitten’s Point Surges Late to Claim Bewitch

By Jeremy Bala   Augustin Stables’ homebred Kitten’s Point closed impressively to win the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 24 at Keeneland, after racing as much as 10 1/2 lengths off the early pace in the 1 1/2-mile race (VIDEO). Off at 5-1 odds, the 5-year-old mare trained by Graham Motion, improved gradually in the Read more »


The Penn National racing community lost the matriarch of one of its foundation families on March 11 with the passing of 74-year old owner-breeder-trainer Dona Albright. Mrs. Albright and her late husband George were fixtures on the Penn National backstretch for nearly four decades. They were supporters of the Pennsylvania Horse Breeding program and many Read more »

PA-Bred Sells for $650,000 At Fasig-Tipton

$650,000 PA-BRED AT FASIG-TIPTON FLORIDA 2-YEAR-OLD SALE A dark bay Pennsylvania-bred colt by Eskendereya out of Dixie Union’s multiple stakes-winning daughter Im a Dixie Girl sold for $650,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-year-old sale on March 4. Trainer Bob Baffert made the purchase on behalf of Bernard Schiappa and Michael Lund Petersen. The colt, Read more »

Multiple graded stakes winner Miss Behaviour retired

By Marty McGee Miss Behaviour, a multiple graded stakes winner of nearly $800,000, has been retired, trainer Phil Schoenthal announced Thursday via Twitter. Schoenthal tweeted that Miss Behaviour, a 4-year-old filly by Jump Start, has been booked to Speightstown and that progress “in her rehab over four months hasn’t gone as hoped.” Bred in Pennsylvania Read more »

PHBA 5th Annual Stallion Auction January 29-31

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association will be hosting their 5th Annual Stallion Auction on Jan. 29, 30, 31.  Stallion offered will be Jump Start, Tale of Ekati, Wiseman’s Ferry, Shackleford, Afleet Alex, and many more.  The Auction will be held through  It’s quick and easy to register and bid.  Proceeds from the auction benefit Read more »