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MATCH Series Turf Sprint Division Features Three-Way Battle For Championship

The top three horses by points in this year’s MATCH Series turf sprint division are entered in the final leg Sept. 28 at Monmouth Park, and the championship clearly is up for grabs. The $100,000 Rainbow Heir Stakes (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Turf Division) at 5 ½ furlongs attracted a field of 12 with two on […]

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Parx Races Set Stage For MATCH Series Finale at Monmouth; Ms. Locust Points Holds Overall Points Lead

Abiding Star and Dynatail established themselves as the leaders in two divisions while Ms Locust Point and Laki maintained their divisional leads in the MATCH Series, whose four stakes helped Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., show phenomenal growth in total pari-mutuel handle Labor Day, Sept 2, compared with the same day in 2018. Parx reported […]

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MATCH Series Heads To Parx For Big Labor Day Card

A battle in the Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt Division and three other races that will play a role in which horses qualify for bonus money for their owners and trainers headline the MATCH Series as part of a 12-race program at Parx Racing on Labor Day, Sept. 2. The four MATCH stakes—races 5 through 8—comprise […]

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Equine Herpesvirus Quarantine Lifted At Parx; Abiding Star Cleared For Preakness

Sam Elliott, the Director of Racing at Parx, has given the all-clear sign for the track to lift the EHV-1 quarantine. All horses in the affected barns were tested for the equine herpesvirus on Monday, and all tests came back negative, which will allow shipping and training policies to return to normal. Put in place […]

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Preakness Notes: Nyquist Visits Starting Gate, Schools In Paddock

Reddam Racing LLC’s Nyquist jogged two miles at Pimlico Race Course Monday morning, taking a break between circuits of the racetrack to school in the paddock in preparation for a highly anticipated start in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (G1). The Kentucky Derby (G1) winner walked nonchalantly in the paddock under exercise rider Jonny Garcia, stopping […]

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Preakness Notes: Lani ‘Stretches Out’ In Half-Mile Breeze

LANI – Koji Maeda’s Lani turned in a leisurely, unofficial half-mile work of approximately 50 seconds at Belmont Park Sunday morning during the 45 minutes he spent on the main track. Keita Tanaka, who serves as Maeda’s agent, said the Tapit colt made two laps of the 1½-mile track in a canter – approximately what […]

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Abiding Star Possible For Preakness; Depends On Parx Quarantine

With the EHV-1 quarantine at Parx Racing scheduled to end as early as Tuesday, Ned Allard’s Abiding Star may be able to start in the Preakness Stakes, according to the Daily Racing Form. The sophomore colt by Uncle Mo has won five straight races, including the listed Parx Derby on Kentucky Derby day, despite being […]

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