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Chublicious Grinds Out De Francis Dash Win

David Gruskos’ multiple stakes winner Chublicious, dismissed as the longest shot in the four-horse field at 10-1, collared stubborn front-runner Blue Moon Ace in mid-stretch and emerged from their duel to the wire with a neck victory in the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday at Laurel Park. The 26th running of the six-furlong […]

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Page McKenney’s Roanoke Win Highlights Pennsylvania’s Day At The Races

The 17th edition of Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races featured five stakes for state-breds with purses totaling $500,000, and despite a bit of wet weather, local Parx Racing fans enjoyed a day full of terrific performances and some dramatic finishes. Millionaire Page McKenney stole the day with a sensational late run to win the Roanoke […]

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Just Howard, I’m Betty G Take Maryland-Bred Stakes At Laurel Park

Skeedattle Associates’ Just Howard, making his stakes debut seven weeks off a maiden victory, dueled with stakes winner and Grade 3-placed Bonus Points from the gate into deep stretch before edging clear near the wire to capture Saturday’s $75,000 Caveat by a head at Laurel Park. The Caveat, for 3-year-olds, and the $75,000 Pearl Necklace, for 3-year-old […]

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Karamanos Rides 2,000th Winner On Father’s Day At Laurel

The 44-year-old Horacio Karamanos rode his 2,000th career winner to celebrate Father’s Day at Laurel Park on Sunday. A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Karamanos’ nickname is “Special K.” From over 12,600 mounts, Karamanos has earned over $50 million over the course of his career, and also earned more than 1,500 wins in his native […]

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Castellano Again Tops Penn Gaming Racing Challenge; Ortiz Brothers Second And Third

Despite not finding the winner’s circle in any of the four unrestricted stakes on Saturday’s Penn Mile program at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse, jockey Javier Castellano assumed his standard position atop the rider standings for the Penn Gaming Racing Challenge.  The soon-to-be Hall of Famer is the only rider to top the final […]

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Page McKenney, Madefromlucky Highlight Mountainview On Penn Mile Undercard

Two hundred thousand dollars is on the line for older horses in the Mountainview Handicap presented by HollywoodRaces.com this Saturday at Penn National as a part of the track’s Penn Mile card, and the popular Mid-Atlantic gelding Page McKenney stands as the 9-to-5 morning line favorite in the 1 1/8-mile test. Now seven years old, Page […]

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Three Jockeys, Two Trainers Tie To Top Standings In Preakness At Pimlico Meet

The curtain came down on a record-setting Preakness Meet at Pimlico with a handful of jockeys and trainers sharing top honors in their respective standings following a special Memorial Day holiday program Monday at historic Pimlico Race Course. The 12-day stand saw jockeys Horacio Karamanos, Kevin Gomez and Feargal Lynch each finish with a meet-best […]

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Recruiting Ready Shakes Off Pressure, Pulls Away For Chick Lang Score

Sagamore Farm’s Recruiting Ready was the open-length winner of Saturday’s $200,000 Chick Lang Stakes at Pimlico, withstanding significant pace pressure early and then bursting clear in the stretch under Horacio Karamanos, giving the rider his third win on the card. The 3-year-old son of Algorithms covered six furlongs over the main track rated “muddy” in […]

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Fan Favorite Page McKenney Earns 18th Victory In Saturday’s Lyman Stakes At Parx

Parx Racing opened its stakes schedule with a pair of stakes for state-breds Saturday afternoon, the $100,000 Lyman Stakes and the $100,000 Foxy JG Stakes. The Lyman for the boys, the Foxy JG for the ladies, both contested at seven furlongs. The Lyman Stakes was won by the amazing Page McKenney. The 7 year-old gelded […]

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Matt King Coal Prevails In Laurel’s Harrison Johnson After Lengthy Stretch Duel

Lady Shelia Stable’s Matt King Coal survived a stretch duel with Afleet Willy and an inquiry and objection to win Saturday’s $75,000 Harrison Johnson at Laurel Park. The 32nd running of the Harrison Johnson for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles and the $75,000 Not For Love and $75,000 Conniver for Maryland-bred/sired sprinters 4 […]

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