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Al’s Gal Takes Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon

FRANKLIN, Ky. – Kentucky Downs’s meet titlists – owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, trainer Mike Maker, and jockey Florent Geroux – put an exclamation point on their successful meet on closing day Thursday when Al’s Gal took the $199,700 Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon. Hustled out of the gate by Geroux, Al’s Gal was more forwardly placed than usual in the …

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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 program will be supported by …

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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 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.70.

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Uncle Dave Comes in 2nd in the $200,000 PTHA Presidents Cup at Parx

Diamond M Stable’s War Dancer enjoyed a perfect ground saving trip, and then rallied to out finish a game Uncle Dave to win the 16th running of the $200,000 PTHA Presidents Cup by three-quarters of a length Saturday afternoon at Parx. The six year-old son of War Front won for the second time in four starts this year, and with …

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16th Annual Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races

 PHBA celebrated PA-Breds by holding the 16th annual Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races at Parx Racing on Saturday, September 3, 2016. The action-packed schedule totaled over $800,000 in purse money and included six stakes races.

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Winning the Medal prevails in four-horse photo in Marshall Jenney Handicap

He may have started on the outside but Winning the Medal finished fast up the inside to win a blanket finish over three rivals in the $100,000 Marshall Jenney Handicap at Parx Racing on Saturday. The Jenney was the last of five stakes for statebreds on the Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races card. The Saturday card also contained the $150,000 …

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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 sat,” said Potts. “She did …

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Lucy N Ethel Remains Unbeaten With Prioress Win

J A G Racing and Jettany Thoroughbred Corp.’s homebred Lucy N Ethel, unraced since January of this year, was the frontrunning winner of Sunday’s Grade 2 Prioress Stakes at Saratoga. Defeating a field of nine other sophomore fillies, the daughter of During led from the start and refused to relinquish her advantage, crossing under the wire three-quarters of a length …

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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 sprint, the G3 $200,000 Greenwood …

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New Pa. Horse Racing Commission is up and running

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A stronger, unified governance body to oversee Pennsylvania’s more than $1 billion equine racing industry began its work to strengthen horse and harness racing. The new State Horse Racing Commission now has two meetings under its belt. Governor Tom Wolf paved the way for the new commission and other needed reforms to the industry earlier this year …

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