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 Read more »

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 Read more »

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 Read more »

Awesome Slew Dazzles in G3 Smarty Jones

Parx Racing capped off its Labor Day weekend with a terrific Monday afternoon program that featured four stakes including three of its major stakes of the year.  Topping the card were the G3 $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at one mile and one-sixteenth for three year-olds, the G3 $300,000 Turf Monster Handicap, a five furlong turf Read more »