Parx Racing

Veteran Rider Bisono Remains Hospitalized After ‘Freak Accident’ At Parx

Veteran jockey John Bisono remains hospitalized as of Saturday morning following a freak accident after the third race at Parx on Monday afternoon. Having just finished second aboard In Equality, Bisono was unseated from his mount in the gallop out and fell. Details of the incident are sketchy. Bisono sustained five broken ribs, a collapsed […]

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Optimism, Forgiveness Prevail As Carmouche Eyes Return To The Saddle

Noted orthopaedic trauma surgeon Philip Kregor was blunt when he met with jockey Kendrick Carmouche and his wife, Whitney, following a horrific accident at Kentucky Downs last Sept. 8. According to Whitney, he told them Carmouche’s broken right femur was one of the two worst he had ever seen and compared the damage to what […]

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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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‘I’m Not Here To Reinvent The Wheel’: Osojnak Takes Over As Parx Director Of Racing

David Osojnak is the new Director of Racing at Parx in Bensalem, Pa., taking over the position from interim director Tom Creel. A former banker, real estate lawyer, and multi-faceted horse racing industry professional, Osojnak replaces Sam Elliott, who left Parx in April. “My goal is to make Parx as strong as possible, to grow […]

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Broken ‘Hot Box’ Forces Cancellation Of Parx’s Tuesday Card

According to various sources, Parx Racing cancelled the card on Tuesday afternoon when the jockeys refused to ride. Apparently, a sauna in the jockey’s room-often called the “hot box”-was broken, and a number of riders were unable to make weight for their mounts. Jockeys often use options like a steam room sauna to reduce weight […]

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Songbird, Arrogate Halters Raffled To Benefit Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Retirement

The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association’s Turning for Home is raffling two Champion Thoroughbred racehorse halters worn by Songbird and Arrogate, on Breeders’ Cup Day Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 3 PM in the Parx Racing grandstand. All proceeds will directly benefit the retiring racehorses of Turning for Home, which is based at Parx Racing. In […]

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Pair Of Five-Win Cards Earn Pennington Jockey Of The Week Title

After winning five races in a single card twice in one week, Frankie Pennington was named the Foundation Detox Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for October 1 – 7, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more […]

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Angel Castillo Suspended 30 Days For Not Persevering In Parx Races

Jockey Angel Castillo has been suspended 30 days and fined $2,500 by stewards at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania for a pair of rides earlier this year in which it was ruled he failed to “use proper diligence.” The rides in question occurred during the second race on July 31 in which Castillo finished fifth, beaten […]

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Midnight Bisou Moved Up After Monomoy Girl’s Disqualification In Cotillion

Bloom Racing, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou was officially declared the winner of Saturday’s Grade 1 Cotillion, moved up after the disqualification of first-place finisher Monomoy Girl. The latter crossed the wire a neck in front, but was taken down for interference throughout the stretch run. Midnight Bisou, trained by Steve Asmussen and […]

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Firenze Fire Very Game Over ‘Savage’ Whereshetoldmetogo In Gallant Bob

Mr. Amore Stables’ homebred Firenze Fire got back in the winner’s circle after Saturday’s Grade 3 Gallant Bob Stakes, surviving an attempt by runner-up Whereshetoldmetogo to “savage” him in the final 100 yards. Ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. for trainer Jason Servis, Firenze Fire battled hard down the stretch to win by a neck at […]

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