MATCH Series Release

Uptowncharlybrown Sends Out Full Brothers In Chocolatetown Sprint Stakes

It’s not often that two full brothers race against each other, let alone in back-to-back stakes. But then again, the success of their Pennsylvania-based sire and the partnership that owns and bred them is unusual to say the least. The brothers—4-year-old gelding Midnightcharly and 5-year-old horse Midtowncharlybrown—are owned by Uptowncharlybrown Stud and their breeder, Godric […]

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Four MATCH Series Races Enhance Penn Mile Day On Saturday At Penn National

Two winners of their divisional stakes when the MATCH Series kicked off in April at Laurel Park are among the horses entered in four series stakes on Saturday, June 1, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa. Penn National, the second stop on a five-track MATCH Series tour this year, will […]

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MATCH Series: Laki Seeks Repeat Divisional Title In 2019

The four MATCH Series stakes scheduled for June 1 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course attracted a total of 130 nominations including several winners from the first round of the series April 20 at Laurel Park. Penn National, the second stop on a five-track MATCH Series tour this year, will offer eight stakes […]

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MATCH Series Kicks Off Successfully With Large Fields, Superb Weather

The 2019 MATCH Series got off to an excellent start at Laurel Park April 20 with a mix of old and new in four divisional stakes won by horses based in the Mid-Atlantic region. And compared to last year’s launch, the weather was superb. The connections of the winners expressed appreciation for the series, which […]

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MATCH Series Kicks Off April 20 At Laurel; 100 Horses Nominated For First Four Stakes

More than 100 horses have been nominated for the first four stakes in the 2019 MATCH Series, which will kick off April 20 at Laurel Park in Maryland. Under a new format this year, each of the five partner racetracks will hold one race from each of four divisions on the same day for a […]

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MATCH Series Returns In 2019 With Revised Format, ‘Special Event Days’

After a celebrated and highly successful return to the racing calendar last year, the MATCH Series (Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships) will return in 2019, featuring a new format designed to encourage more participation from horsemen, brand the series as special event days at the participating racetracks, and make it easier for the racing public to follow […]

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‘Consistent’ Jessica Krupnick Holds On To MATCH Series Overall Championship

One week after taking the lead in the race for the 2018 MATCH Series overall championship, Sycamore Racing V’s Jessica Krupnick held off challenges by three horses in three different divisions to make it official. Trained by Tres Abbott at Fair Hill Training Center, Jessica Krupnick on Sept. 15 finished second in the Roamin Rachel […]

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MATCH Series: For Daylight Ahead Owners, An Unexpected Bonus After Difficult Season

Stewart Nickel is well aware of the ups and downs of racehorse ownership, and he experienced them yet again this year with the mare Daylight Ahead. But as the 2018 MATCH Series concludes, Nickel and his partners ended up with a pleasant surprise. Daylight Ahead, bred and owned by Winners Circle Partners VIII, got some […]

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Saturday’s MATCH Series Finale At Laurel To Determine Overall Championship

The overall championship in the 2018 MATCH Series—and more than $100,000 in bonus money—will be decided on Saturday at Laurel Park. The track will host the three final races in the 25-race series: the grade III, $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Dirt Division), $100,000 Laurel Dash (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Turf […]

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MATCH Winner Page McKenney Inducted Into Parx Hall Of Fame

Pennsylvania-bred Page McKenney had already accomplished quite a bit before his 2018 campaign ended prematurely with retirement in August, but he left the racetrack with additional recognition: a MATCH Series division title and induction into the Parx Racing Hall of Fame. Page McKenney, owned by Adam Staple and Jalin Stable and trained by Mary Eppler, […]

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