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PARX DERBY GOES TO BLUEGRASS SINGER

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 on his two main rivals, …

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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 stretch after Moonlit Stroll showed …

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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 later stages of the race …

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Wiseman’s Ferry, Sire of Wise Dan, Dies

By Ron Mitchell Wiseman’s Ferry, the sire of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, died March 17 at Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa. Dana Point Farm manager Maria Vorhauer said a necropsy is being performed to determine the cause of death of the 16-year-old son of Hennessy. At the time of his death, Wiseman’s Ferry, who was standing …

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PENNSYLVANIA HORSEWOMAN DONA ALBRIGHT DIES

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 of the horses in their …

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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, who worked an eighth mile …

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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 by her owners, Cal MacWilliam …

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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 Thoroghlybred.com.  It’s quick and easy to register and bid.  Proceeds from the auction benefit the PAC and Turning For …

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Uptowncharlybrown Arrives at Diamond B Farm in Mohrsville, PA

The stakes-winning son of Limehouse joins Talent Search, Mad Flatter, Got the Last Laugh, and Senor Swinger at Glenn and Becky Brok’s Diamond B Farm for the 2015 Breeding Season. Uptowncharlybrown began his racing career with a 9-length maiden special weight victory at 2. In his 3-year-old season he was pointed toward the Triple Crown and finished that year as …

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Northview PA Announces Open House

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