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2017 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale

Registered PA-Breds in 2017 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale Hip no. 266, Bay Mare, 5/16/12, by Street Sense (2004) – Going Day (2003) by Daylami (IRE); George Strawbridge, Jr.; Denali Stud (Craig & Holly Bandoroff), Agent II; Registered PA-Bred Hip no. 441, Dark Bay or Brown Colt, 1/23/16, by Orb (2010) – Midnight Bliss (2011) by Midnight Lute; …

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DOWNHILL RACER RALLIES TO WIN PA NURSERY

For Immediate Release: Saturday, December 3, 2016 DOWNHILL RACER RALLIES TO WIN PA NURSERY Buttonwood Farm’s Downhill Racer overcame several issues throughout the seven furlong $100,000 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes, caught leader Heat Dome with a sixteenth of a mile to go and got up late to win the Commonwealth’s biggest race for two year-olds by a neck. The son of …

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PENNSYLVANIA DERBY AWARDED GRADE 1 STATUS

For Immediate Release: Saturday, December 3, 2016 PENNSYLVANIA DERBY AWARDED GRADE 1 STATUS The Pennsylvania Derby is now a Grade 1 race. Following a unanimous vote by the American Graded Stakes Committee this Wednesday, Parx Racing’s signature event can now be mentioned among the nation’s top races for three year-olds. "We’re very gratified that the Committee has now recognized the …

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Rose Tree Pulls Away in Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies

Blue Mountain: Rose Tree pulls away Rose Tree improved her record to 2 for 2 by winning the $100,000 Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies for trainer Jonathan Sheppard. Rose Tree advanced outside horses on the far turn of the six-furlong race for Pennsylvania-bred 2-year-old fillies, then took the lead from front-running Ianthe nearing the furlong pole and drew off to win …

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Pennsylvania breeders awards funds being released

HARRISBURG, Pa. — More than 300 thoroughbred horse breeders who have been awaiting award payments since February will soon see those payments restored after Governor Tom Wolf signed reforms to the state’s Breeding Fund, according to Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. The bill was signed on Oct. 28. Among other things, House Bill 2303, now Act 115, which was sponsored by …

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PHBA Donates Award for Plantation Field Horse Trials Thoroughbred Series

Unionville, PA — November 8, 2016 — Kerri Healy’s Pinazola is the 2016 winner of Plantation Field Horse Trials Thoroughbred Series and will claim $5,000.00 in prize money. Conceived by long time Plantation Field Equestrian Events (PFEE) supporter Kathleen Crompton, the series is conducted over six horse trials at which Thoroughbreds can gain points for the annual award. Pinazola is a …

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Finest City holds off Wavell Avenue in Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

ARCADIA, Calif. – Ian Kruljac has won four races as a trainer, all with Finest City. The latest and easily the most important victory came Saturday when Finest City ran the race of her life – as Kruljac had promised – when pulling an 8-1 upset in the $1 million Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita.  Always in the …

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Trooper John Wins Canadian Juvenile

On October 22, 2016 Trooper John went up against 8 other horses in the $49,000 Canadian Juvenile at Northlands Park in Edmonton. With jockey Keishan Balgobin in the irons, Trooper John won by 8 1/2 lengths. He paid $23.30. Trooper John vied for the early lead prompted from between rivals, gained the lead at the quarter pole, and widened to win easily. …

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PA-Breds Item, Devilish Love, & Chapel of Chimes Shine at Maryland Million

Ladies: Head bob to Devilish Love Devilish Love tracked pacesetter Pauline’s Pride early in the $125,000 Maryland Million Ladies, took the lead nearing the stretch, and then battled to the wire with Complete St. and won a head bob in the 1 1/8-mile turf race for fillies and mares. Complete St. was unlucky to lose in the Ladies. She attempted …

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Michael Cox’s Rockin Jojo unleashed a furious outside stretch drive to pull off a 30-1 upset in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff. The 4-year-old daughter of Street Magician scored by a half-length to record her second career stakes victory while running seven furlongs in 1:25.06 under jockey Angel Cruz. The Guadalupe Preciado-trained filly was rated well off the early pace …

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