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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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Liz’s Cable Girl Wins Roamin Rachel; Jessica Krupnick Emerges With MATCH Series Lead

Liz’s Cable Girl needed to start in the Roamin Rachel Stakes at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania on Saturday to qualify for MATCH Series bonus money, but she did one better by winning the $100,000 event for owner Lizbeth Dodd and trainer Pat McBurney. Meanwhile, Sycamore Racing’s Jessica Krupnick, leader of the Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt […]

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MATCH Series: Abbott Family Partnership Program Earning Dividends With Jessica Krupnick

Sycamore Racing V’s Jessica Krupnick, one of the leading horses as the 2018 MATCH Series nears its conclusion, is a product of a successful Pennsylvania partnership endeavor that began in 2011 and has a few graded stakes victories on its ledger. Franny Abbott of Abbott Bloodstock in West Chester, Pa., and his son, Tres Abbott […]

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Page McKenney Wins MATCH Division, Pennsylvania Bonus For Breeder

When the connections of Page McKenney saw the overnight for Aug. 25 at Parx Racing and the field for the $100,000 Sal DeBunda President’s Cup, they knew the 8-year-old gelding had won his MATCH Series division. Majority owner Adam Staple and trainer Mary Eppler regularly follow series developments and are well aware of how important […]

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MATCH Series: Division Leader Jessica Krupnick Tops Monday’s Satin And Lace

The MATCH Series travels to northwestern Pennsylvania for the first time when Presque Isle Downs & Casino on Aug. 20 hosts the $100,000 Satin and Lace Stakes, fourth of five legs in the Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt Division. The Satin and Lace, which attracted a full field with an also-eligible list, lured division leader Jessica […]

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Laki Nets MATCH Divisional Lead After Polynesian DQ

Hillside Equestrian Meadows’ Laki moved to the top of the MATCH Series overall points standings after he was placed first on a disqualification in the $100,000 Polynesian Stakes, fourth leg of the 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Dirt Division, Aug. 12 at Laurel Park. In one of the closest finishes in this year’s series, favored Lewisfield and […]

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Crunch Time: Fourth Leg Of MATCH Divisions Coming Up Fast

Four MATCH Series divisions have their fourth legs scheduled for August, and the races could determine whether horses will have a chance to qualify for bonus money. Monmouth Park on Aug. 11 will host its final MATCH event of the season, the $75,000 Incredible Revenge Stakes in the Filly and Mare Sprint—Turf Division. The following […]

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MATCH Series: Imprimis Takes Wolf Hill, But Oaks Bluffs Maintains Divisional Lead

Breeze Easy’s Imprimis rebounded from a troubled trip in a Canadian grade I stakes in his previous start to win the $75,000 Wolf Hill Stakes, fourth of five races in the MATCH Series 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Turf Division, at Monmouth Park July 29. It was the 4-year-old gelding’s second win in two MATCH starts, which […]

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