Parx Racing

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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Local Hope Spun To Run Takes On ‘Wide Open’ Field In Pennsylvania Derby

Robert Donaldson’s Spun to Run will make his second Grade 1 start in Saturday’s $1 million Pennsylvania Derby for Parx Racing-based trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero. The Hard Spun colt won the Smarty Jones at Parx Sept. 2 by a head after a stretch battle with Grey Magician. The Smarty Jones was the first graded stakes […]

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Weekend Lineup: Pennsylvania Derby, Cotillion Spotlight Top 3-Year-Olds

The sophomore division is back in the forefront this weekend with both the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby for 3-year-olds and Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes for 3-year-old fillies highlighting Saturday’s card at Parx. The Pennsylvania Derby anchors a one-hour broadcast by NBC Sports, airing nationally on NBC from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. NBC Sports will […]

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Pennsylvania Derby: Casse Anxious For War Of Will To Regain Top Form

The last time the racing world saw War of Will, the 3-year-old colt was a fading fifth in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. That was in late July and after that race trainer Mark Casse thought it was time to regroup. That time is done. War of Will, who earlier […]

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New Training Style, Blinkers Have Champion Jaywalk Back On Track For Cotillion, Trainer John Servis Says

DJ Stables’ and Cash Is King’s Jaywalk is “sitting on good,” according to trainer John Servis heading into Saturday’s Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa. The Parx-based trainer sent last year’s champion 2-year-old filly to the track Monday morning for her final serious breeze for the Cotillion and the daughter of […]

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NYRA Pairs Up With Parx, Woodbine For Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday with racing action from Belmont Park, Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania and Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke, Ontario. The special all-stakes edition of the Cross Country Pick 5 features the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby; the Grade 1, $1 […]

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Improbable, Mr. Money Arrive At Parx For G1 Pennsylvania Derby

Seven out-of-town runners – four from California and three from Kentucky – pulled into the Parx Racing stable area late Wednesday morning in advance of engagements on Saturday’s monster card led by the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby and Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes. The group included the two favorites for the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, Improbable and Mr. Money, […]

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Improbable Now 8-5 On Pennsylvania Derby’s Revised Morning Line

Maximum Security, the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 40th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing, will not run. Trainer Jason Servis announced Tuesday that the colt will miss the race because of an issue with his colon. “He was doing great,” Servis said. “I was really looking forward to […]

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Maximum Security Ruled Out Of Pennsylvania Derby After Nephrosplenic Entrapment

Haskell Invitational and Florida Derby winner Maximum Security is out of Saturday’s Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx due to a large colon nephrosplenic entrapment that developed shortly after the colt returned from a morning work on Monday, trainer Jason Servis announced on Tuesday. Servis said that an issue developed with his star 3-year-old late […]

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Pennsylvania Derby Features Long-Awaited Maximum Security, War Of Will Rematch

The long awaited rematch between Maximum Security and War of Will serves as the backdrop for Saturday’s running of the $1 million G1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing. The two principle players in the notorious bumping incident that resulted in the first winner of the Kentucky Derby to ever be disqualified will face each other […]

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