Parx Racing

Parx To Host Live Racing Card On Friday; No Racing On Sunday

With the first day of the Breeders’ Cup set for this Friday, November 1st, Parx Racing will offer a live program that afternoon. With post time Friday at 12:55PM, racing fans can enjoy an eight race program before the Breeders Cup action begins on the West Coast at Santa Anita. Because of the addition of […]

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Former Eclipse Award-Winning Apprentice Roberto Rosado Celebrates 1,000th Victory

With a victory aboard Tambora in the fifth race at Parx Racing Sunday afternoon, jockey Roberto Rosado won the 1,000th race of his career. A native of Puerto Rico, Rosado has been riding professionally here in the United States for more than 20 years. In 1997, he and jockey Phil Teator shared the Eclipse Award […]

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50-1 Outsider Adventist Upsets Greenwood Cup At Parx For Uriah St. Lewis

Parx Racing-based trainer Uriah St. Lewis has a long history of placing horses in races where most “experts” would consider they had no chance.  Last fall at Belmont Park, he shocked everyone when Discreet Lover, at 45-1, won the prestigious Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup and earned a trip to the Breeders’ Cup.  His […]

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Street Band ‘Still Has Quite A Bit Of Upside,’ Will Point To Breeders’ Cup Distaff

With her rallying victory in Saturday’s $1 million Cotillion Stakes at Philadelphia’s Parx Racing, Street Band became the fifth Grade 1 winner to come out of Ellis Park’s 2018 2-year-old races. Street Band — whom jockey Sophie Doyle rode to a 2 1/4-length victory over previously unbeaten favorite Guarana — earned a fees-paid (worth $60,000) […]

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Cotillion Win ‘An Absolute Thrill’ For Jockey Sophie Doyle, Street Band’s Ownership

Ray Francis, Cindy and Larry Jones, Medallion Racing and MyRaceHorse Stable’s $1 million Cotillion Stakes (Grade I) winner Street Band returned to Churchill Downs Sunday at 8:30 a.m. following her 2 ¼-length score at Parx Saturday. Street Band rallied from nearly 10 lengths back of early pace-setting Jaywalk and passed heavy favorite Guarana in late […]

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Math Wizard Springs 31-1 Upset In Pennsylvania Derby

Saffie Joseph, Jr. is well aware of what it means to win his first Grade 1 race in North America. The Barbados native had a lot of success in his home country, becoming the youngest trainer ever to saddle a Triple Crown winner at the age of 22. Ten years later, co-owner Joseph sent out […]

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King Jack Powers To Gallant Bob Win

Michael Stinson’s King Jack flattered Pennsylvania Derby favorite Improbable with a powerful off-the-pace victory in Saturday’s 28th running of the Grade 2 Gallant Bob Stakes at Parx Racing. Second to Improbable in the 1-mile Shared Belief Stakes last time out at Del Mar and shortening up to 6 furlongs, King Jack rolled past fellow Southern […]

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Coal Front Out-Duels Diamond King In Parx Dirt Mile

Making his first start in two months, Coal Front won a stretch long duel with Diamond King and took the $153,500 Parx Dirt Mile for trainer Todd Pletcher and Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith Saturday at Parx Racing. Sent off as the 3-5 favorite, Coal Front surged past 2-1 second choice Diamond King and […]

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Pumpkin Rumble Eclipses Course Record In Alphabet Soup Handicap

Canadian shipper Pumpkin Rumble surged from off the pace to win the $104,850 Alphabet Soup Handicap by a half-length in course-record time under Luis Saez Saturday at Parx Racing. The 8-year-old gelding by English Channel, making his first start in the U.S. for trainer Kevin Allard in the first of seven stakes on the Pennsylvania […]

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Barbados Native Will Saddle First Grade 1 Starter With Math Wizard In Pennsylvania Derby

Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. visited Parx once as a fan. The third generation horseman, a native from Barbados, returned for the second time this week and will saddle Math Wizard in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. The Kentucky-bred colt by Algorithms stretched his legs over the Parx main track Friday to get acclimated […]

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