Turf Monster Handicap

Pure Sensation Wins His Fourth Turf Monster

The accomplishments of turf sprinter Pure Sensation over the Parx turf are hard to overstate. Having won three runnings of the G3 Parx Dash, the 8 year-old gelded son of Zensational was looking to win his fourth edition of the Turf Monster Handicap. He not only captured a record setting seventh graded win of his […]

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King Leatherbury’s Two Greatest ‘Regrets’ About Ben’s Cat

Reflecting after Saturday’s burial ceremony at Laurel Park, King Leatherbury told deadspin.com that he had “regrets, about Ben.” The breeder and trainer of Maryland legend Ben’s Cat, Leatherbury’s two greatest regrets come in the form of bets he didn’t make on the 32-time winning gelding. The first bet Leatherbury didn’t make came just after Ben’s Cat’s […]

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Stormofthecentury Wins Turf Monster at Parx

Stormofthecentury outran Tightend Touchdown to win Monday’s Grade 3 Turf Monster Handicap at Parx Racng on Monday, winning the five-furlong dash on yielding turf by three-quarters of a length at odds of 28-1. Stormofthecentury, owned by Beechwood Racing Stable and trained by Louis Ruberto, covered five furlongs in :57.44. Ben’s Cat, who finished third in […]

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Parx Packs in Three Graded Stakes for Labor Day

Parx Racing’s September Spectacular of Racing kicks off on Labor Day with four of the track’s major stakes and over $1 million in purses. All featured on the Monday holiday card are the $350,000 Grade 3 Smarty Jones Stakes, the $350,000 Grade 3 Turf Monster Handicap, the $200,000 Grade 3 Greenwood Cup and the $200,000 […]

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Ben’s Cat defends crown in Turf Monster Handicap

Ben’s Cat got up in the shadow of the wire to win the Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a short head over Chamberlain Bridge at Parx Racing Sept. 3. The victory earned Ben’s Cat an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) at Santa Anita, since it is part of the […]

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Leatherbury: Anyone wanna go in on a nice Breeders’ Cup horse?

Maryland-based trainer King Leatherbury is known as a master of the claiming ranks, but he doesn’t often get the chance to compete at the sport’s highest levels.  In fact, the 78-year-old has never had a Breeders’ Cup horse.  But Monday, Ben’s Cat stormed home to win the Turf Monster Handicap at Parx Racing, earning an […]

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