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 Read more »

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) Read more »

Presque Isle Downs Hosts 2 PA-Bred Stakes

ROADHOG The Leematt Stakes – 6th Running Presque Isle Downs & Casino Erie , Pennsylvania 7/14/2013 Purse $75,000 One Mile 1:36.57 Ellendale Racing, Owner Elizabeth M. Merryman, Trainer Horacio Karamanos, Jockey Kelly Rock (2nd) Great Investment (3rd) $17.00 $6.60 $4.00 Order of Finish – 6, 1, 10, 5   LENAPE RIM The Northern Fling Stakes Read more »

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 Read more »

Dancing Afleet Upsets Delaware Oaks

By Claire Novak, @BH_CNovak   Photo: 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 Read more »

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 Read more »

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 Read more »

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 Read more »