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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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‘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 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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Eppler-Trained Oak Bluffs In The Hunt For MATCH Overall Championship

The top spots for two MATCH Series divisions already are secure, but races on the final weekend will determine the standings in other divisions as well as the overall championship. Two divisions—the 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Turf Division and the 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Dirt Division—remain wide open heading into the Sept. 15 final legs at Laurel […]

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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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MATCH Series Races Show Significant Handle Increases At Delaware Park

The MATCH Series was part of the two biggest days on the Delaware Park racing calendar, and the two series stakes generated strong pari-mutuel handle compared with the same races in 2017. Overall wagering on both days was strong when comparisons are made to previous years. MATCH was relaunched this year after 16 years on […]

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