Edwin Rivera

Dead Heat Declared At Parx After Photo Finish Equipment ‘Malfunction’

A lengthy review of the finish in Sunday’s first race at Parx resulted in a ruling that Promise the Sky and Joywave had dead-heated for the victory. There is no official photo finish for the $7,500 claiming race, because, as noted in the chart on Equibase, there was a “malfunction” of the photo finish equipment. In […]

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Rivera Fined $250 For ‘Misuse Of Whip’ In Parx Incident

Stewards at Parx Racing have fined jockey Edwin Rivera $250 for “misuse of the whip” during the stretch run of the eighth race at the Bensalem, Pa., track on March 6. Rivera was aboard the 6-year-old mare Forgetthefantasy, who faded to last in the stretch of a $7,500 claiming race despite what the Equibase chart […]

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Excessive Whipping Incident Reveals More Regulatory Failure In Pennsylvania Racing

When Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill into law last month creating a new racing commission to regulate both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing, the existing commission was immediately dissolved. Wolf, other political leaders and horsemen’s organizations have 60 days from the Feb. 23 signing ceremony to fill the commission’s nine seats. After that is […]

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