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MADRILENA AND BIG FEAT WIN PA-BRED STAKES AT PARX

Parx Racing hosted two of its stakes for Pennsylvania-breds on Saturday, the $75,000 Power by Far Handicap, a five furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares three and up and the $75,000 Crowd Pleaser Handicap, a one mile and one-sixteenth turf test for three year-olds.  Madrilena held on for a dramatic win in the Power by Far while Big Feat, …

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Princess of Sylmar Rules in CCA Oaks

By Jack Shinar   Photo: Coglianese Photos Princess of Sylmar leaves the others behind in the Coaching Club American Oaks.   Princess of Sylmar was much the best in the $294,000 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), adding the July 20 Saratoga Race Course fixture to her earlier win in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) this spring for Ed Stanco’s …

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Nellie Cashman Springs Virginia Oaks Surprise

By Claire Novak, @BH_CNovak   Photo: Coady Photography Nellie Cashman fights for the win in the Virginia Oaks. Nellie Cashman was a dominant winner last time out, it’s true—but of a $35,000 maiden special weight against fellow Pennsylvania-breds at Parx Racing in the seventh try of her career. So you can forgive the bettors who sent her off at 19-1 …

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Dancing Afleet Upsets Delaware Oaks

By Claire Novak, @BH_CNovak   Photo: HoofprintsInc.com Dancing Afleet comes on late to win the Delaware Oaks.   Tim Ritchey and Beverly Frazier’s Dancing Afleet upset the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. II) at Delaware Park on July 13, winning her third straight by half a length while getting her first graded stakes victory at odds of 9-1 (VIDEO) . The …

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Jane’s Stake Spotlight

PA Bred 1-2-3 Finishers June 16-30, 2013 June 22:           ’07 g   LIGHTNING ELECTRIC*    1st     60K Smarty Jones S (PA sired) 1-1/16M T  – Pen   June 22:           ’08 g   Danny Newman*          2nd     60K Smarty Jones S (PA sired)  1-1/16M T – Pen   June 22:           ’04 g   Saco River*                 3rd     60K Smarty Jones S (PA sired)  …

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PA Group Cites Successes, Calls for Stability

By Blood-Horse Staff       Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt     The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition has announced a provision of state code that resulted in the diversion of 17%—more than $200 million over the last four years—from the Race Horse Development Fund has sunset with the adoption of the state budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year. Also, the coalition …

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Churchill Downs: Wise Dan squeezes past rival to win Firecracker

By Marty McGee Email   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Many of the victories for Wise Dan during his storybook career have been things of beauty. Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography Wise Dan, the 2012 Horse of the Year, found just enough room along the hedge to surge to victory Saturday night in the Grade 2 Firecracker Handicap. Not this one. “It wasn’t …

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Jane’s Stake Spotlight

PA Bred 1-2-3 Finishers** June 1-15, 2013                           *********     June 1: ’10 g UPTOWN BOY 1st 60 K E Dubai HBPA S (S) 6F – Penn National   June 1: ’09 g PHIL DANCER 2nd 60K E Dubai HBPA S (S) 6F – Penn National   June 1: ’10 c OFFICER ALEX 3rd 60K E Dubai HBPA S …

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PA-BRED TRAFFIC LIGHT RALLIES FOR UPSET WIN IN LE VINE MEMORIAL

One of the most improved horses at Parx Racing last year was a young three year-old named Traffic Light.  Racing for owners John Trippi and William Thayer and breeders Dixiana Farms, the gelded son of Peace Rules found himself a finalist for the state’s divisional honors following a season that saw him win 4 times in 9 starts, including a …

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Jane’s Stake Spotlight

PA Bred Winners** January – May, 2013              January 19: ’09 f  LOTTA LOVIN 50K Likely Exchange S – Turfway Park 1M January 20: ’10 c ZEEWAT 100K Calfornia Derby – Golden Gate 1-1/16M January 26: ’09 f  MOON PHILLY 75K Nellie Morse S – Laurel 1-1/16M February 19: ’09 f  FEAR THE FACELIFT 35K President’s Day H – Charles …

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