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Dark Nile Caps Big Day for Delacour

A sloppy track and a rain delay that kept the runners in the Delaware Park paddock for more than 30 minutes was no bother to WinStar Farm’s Dark Nile July 9, as the Arnaud Delacour trainee skipped away to her fourth straight victory and picked up her first graded score in the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. III). Capping a big day for …

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Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show

The Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show is an annual event run by the 501c3 non-profit of the same name. The organization supports riders of thoroughbreds by providing affordable show fees, scholarships, stakes classes, and prizes in every division. Through supporting retired off-track thoroughbreds (OTTB), they help OTTBs find second careers. The show will be held Saturday September 17, 2016 (starting at …

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Edge of Reality enjoys return to statebred ranks in Robellino

Edge of Reality, facing Pennsylvania-breds for the first time since winning the Alphabet Soup Handicap in September 2014, overshadowed top two favorites Granny’s Kitten and Saratoga Jack to score at 5-1 in Saturday’s $100,000 Robellino Stakes at Penn National. Winless in five starts since taking an overnight stakes on the main track at Parx Racing in June 2015, the 6-year-old …

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Lucabunny comes back quickly to score at 25-1 in Malvern Rose

Lucabunny, wheeling back just six days after winning her maiden sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs, pulled off a huge upset going a mile in Sunday night’s $100,000 Malvern Rose Stakes for Pennsylvania-bred 3-year-old fillies at Presque Isle Downs. Trainer Nick Caruso said he felt the race flow in the Malvern Rose would favor a horse like Lucabunny, who comes from off …

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Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races Early Nominations

We’re proud to announce the early nominations for our 16th annual Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races. Below you will find the nominations and past performances. As a reminder, the late nomination deadline is August 20th along with a fee of $500. In order to submit a late entry call Parx at 215-639-9220 and select the option for the racing office. You can …

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Six-time stakes winner Roadhog retired at 9

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Six-time stakes winner Roadhog has been retired, according to his longtime trainer, Elizabeth Merryman. Roadhog, 9, won stakes at Laurel Park, Parx Racing, Presque Isle, and Penn National. He retired with 10 wins from 44 starts and earnings of $670,264. Owned and bred by the Ellendale Racing LLC of Ellen Lea and Dale Schilling, Roadhog is going to become Lea’s …

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Disco Chick Holds on for 3rd at G2 Honorable Miss Handicap

Haveyougoneaway battled with heavy favorite Paulassilverlining the length of the stretch before finally putting her away nearing the wire to win the Grade 2 Honorable Miss Handicap by a neck at Saratoga July 27. The victory was the first graded stakes win for both the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats and her trainer, Thomas Morley. A field of seven fillies and mares went …

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Fat Kat too quick for rivals in Power By Far

Fat Kat, winless in three previous tries on turf, including a ninth-place finish as the 2-1 favorite in this same stakes last year, displayed outstanding speed in a front-running victory in the Power By Far, the first of two $100,000 stakes for Pennsyvlania-breds on Saturday’s program at Parx Racing. Outbreaking the field of six fillies and mares in the five-furlong …

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Dynamic Strike repeats in Leemat Stakes

Dynamic Strike, making his first start since he was claimed for $32,000 on May 20 in Maryland, won the $100,000 Leemat Stakes for Pennsylvania-breds for the second straight year on Sunday night at Presque Isle Downs. Bound, with Julio Hernandez aboard, defeats R Frosty One by a half-length in the Northern Fling for fillies and mares. Ridden by Willie Martinez, who …

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New race at Parx will honor Princess of Sylmar

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Parx Racing’s Sam Elliott is looking for a major league match-up between the top flight fillies Cathryn Sofia and Songbird. The head-to-head battle the affable director of racing is anticipating would be staged in the $1 million, Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes on Sept. 24. The co-feature on that card is the $1 million, Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby. Proceeding as though …

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