Pennsylvania

Call Paul Gives Irad Ortiz Graded Stakes Double In Swale

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. swept the first two graded stakes on Gulfstream’s Saturday card, taking the G3 Forward Gal with 1-2 favorite Feedback and coming right back to win the G3 Swale Stakes with 3-2 top choice Call Paul. Owned by Michael Dubb, David Simon, Bethlehem Stables and Bruce Irum, the 3-year-old son of Friesan […]

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Presque Isle Downs Joins Pennsylvania’s Rush To Sports Wagering

With an impending deal for Churchill Downs to purchase Presque Isle, it was unsurprising that the Pennsylvania oval became the third track in the state to apply for a sports wagering license. According to playusa.com, Presque Isle’s application was received by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Dec. 7. Though the PGCB is scheduled to meet […]

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Call Paul Makes It Look Easy In Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes

Coming into Saturday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes for two year-old state-bred colts and geldings, on paper, it appeared that Call Paul held a major class advantage over his seven rivals. Already a Grade 2 winner at Saratoga this summer, winning the Saratoga Special in August, and then a solid third in the Grade 1 Champagne […]

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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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The Man Impressive On Pennsylvania’s Day At The Races

The 18th edition of Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races Saturday at Parx featured five $100,000 stakes for state-breds and with six additional races carded it was the first time ever that purses reached in excess of $1 million for a program run strictly for horses bred here in the Commonwealth. The Man proved unbeatable again […]

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Fan-Favorite Millionaire Page McKenney Retired With Filling In Tendon

Adam Staple knew the time was getting closer when the best horse he has ever owned, popular 8-year-old claimer-turned-multiple stakes-winning millionaire Page McKenney, would stop racing. With that in mind, Staple was somewhat prepared for the sudden retirement of Page McKenney Aug. 24 with a tendon injury in his left front leg. “The one saving […]

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Call Paul Phones In A Saratoga Special Triumph

Michael Dubb, David Bruce, Bethlehem Stable and Bruce Irom’s Call Paul was a determined winner of Sunday’s Grade 2 Saratoga Special, turning back a bid from Tight Ten to win by about one length. A juvenile son of Friesan Fire bred in Pennsylvania, the colt covered 6 1/2 furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in […]

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Parx Breaks From Live Racing Until Aug. 25

Following the live program on Tuesday, August 7, Parx Racing will begin its scheduled break from live racing until the end of the month.  Racing will resume at the Bensalem track on Saturday, August 25th. When racing returns of the 25th, it will be Smarty Jones Day.  The feature race of the day is the […]

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New Website Lets Horses Find A Home Away From Home

The concept of shared lodging for travelers (think Airbandb) has recently expanded to four-legged patrons. Staller.com allows equestrians to book lodging for their horses online, comparing amenities and cost between multiple venues. First launched in Florida, the platform has now expanded into the Lower Hudson Valley in New York. Founded by Arturo Ferrando and Pablo Jimenez, […]

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Pennsylvania Court: Ejection From Penn National Violated Trainer’s Rights

A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court panel ruled that the state’s racing commission violated the civil rights of trainer Eduardo Rojas when it upheld a private property ejection at Penn National last July, days after Rojas’ wife, Murray Rojas, was convicted in federal court of multiple counts of misbranding of drugs. The Murray Rojas case involved the prohibited […]

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