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‘Consistent’ Jessica Krupnick Holds On To MATCH Series Overall Championship

One week after taking the lead in the race for the 2018 MATCH Series overall championship, Sycamore Racing V’s Jessica Krupnick held off challenges by three horses in three different divisions to make it official. Trained by Tres Abbott at Fair Hill Training Center, Jessica Krupnick on Sept. 15 finished second in the Roamin Rachel […]

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MATCH Series: For Daylight Ahead Owners, An Unexpected Bonus After Difficult Season

Stewart Nickel is well aware of the ups and downs of racehorse ownership, and he experienced them yet again this year with the mare Daylight Ahead. But as the 2018 MATCH Series concludes, Nickel and his partners ended up with a pleasant surprise. Daylight Ahead, bred and owned by Winners Circle Partners VIII, got some […]

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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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Tapeta-Loving Decorated Soldier Takes Presque Isle Mile

Decorated Soldier, who scored his first career stakes victory last month in the Grade 3 Seagram Cup Stakes on the Tapeta track at Woodbine, showed his affinity for that synthetic surface Sunday night, winning the $200,000 Presque Isle Mile at Presque Isle Downs. Ridden by Willie Martinez, the 5-year-old Proud Citizen gelding owned by Racer’s […]

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Liz’s Cable Girl Wins Roamin Rachel; Jessica Krupnick Emerges With MATCH Series Lead

Liz’s Cable Girl needed to start in the Roamin Rachel Stakes at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania on Saturday to qualify for MATCH Series bonus money, but she did one better by winning the $100,000 event for owner Lizbeth Dodd and trainer Pat McBurney. Meanwhile, Sycamore Racing’s Jessica Krupnick, leader of the Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt […]

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MATCH Series: Abbott Family Partnership Program Earning Dividends With Jessica Krupnick

Sycamore Racing V’s Jessica Krupnick, one of the leading horses as the 2018 MATCH Series nears its conclusion, is a product of a successful Pennsylvania partnership endeavor that began in 2011 and has a few graded stakes victories on its ledger. Franny Abbott of Abbott Bloodstock in West Chester, Pa., and his son, Tres Abbott […]

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Weather Forecast Forces Maryland To Move De Francis Dash, Three Match Series Races

Due to poor weather conditions forecast this weekend due to Hurricane Florence, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Monday that its Sept 15 stakes program – highlighted by the De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) and three finals of the MATCH Series – has been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 22. The stakes moved to Sept. 22 also include the Laurel Futurity, […]

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Match Series: X Y Jet, Whitmore, Imperial HInt Among De Francis Dash Nominations

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s multiple graded-stakes winning millionaire X Y Jet, Grade 1 winners Imperial Hint, Whitmore and Ransom the Moon and defending champion Chublicious are among 34 horses nominated to the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday, Sept. 15 at Laurel Park. The 27th running of the six-furlong De Francis for sprinters […]

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Eppler-Trained Oak Bluffs In The Hunt For MATCH Overall Championship

The top spots for two MATCH Series divisions already are secure, but races on the final weekend will determine the standings in other divisions as well as the overall championship. Two divisions—the 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Turf Division and the 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Dirt Division—remain wide open heading into the Sept. 15 final legs at Laurel […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Business Is Good?

The betting handle came pouring in for last weekend’s Travers Day at Saratoga, despite a lack of superstar power, namely this year’s Triple Crown winner. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the reasons behind recent record or near record handle days like the Travers and the Pacific Classic. […]

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