match series

Next Stop For The Match Series: Penn Mile Program At Penn National

The MATCH Series moves to Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course June 1 as part of a major racing program featuring eight stakes worth a total of $1.3 million. With 12 races planned, the program will span the afternoon and evening. There is a special first post time of 2:45 p.m. for the Saturday […]

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Jorge Vargas Voted Jockey Of The Week With Trio Of Stakes Victories

With more stakes wins than any other North American jockey last week, Jorge Vargas, Jr. was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 15-21, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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MATCH Series Kicks Off Successfully With Large Fields, Superb Weather

The 2019 MATCH Series got off to an excellent start at Laurel Park April 20 with a mix of old and new in four divisional stakes won by horses based in the Mid-Atlantic region. And compared to last year’s launch, the weather was superb. The connections of the winners expressed appreciation for the series, which […]

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Foreman Relishes Match Series Return, Sees Further Potential In ‘Big-Event’ Focus

After considering 2018 a “trial balloon” from several standpoints, founder Alan Foreman is excited to have the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship Series return for the second year of its revival, ready to really take flight. The 2019 MATCH Series kicks off Saturday on the Spring Stakes Spectacular program at Laurel Park with a quartet of $100,000 […]

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MATCH Series To Feature Free Equibase Past Performance Programs At Participating Track

The 2019 MATCH Series partners have arranged to offer free custom past performances for the complete programs at each of the five participating racetracks under a marketing agreement with Equibase. Under the terms of the agreement, final past performances for the full card at each track will be available for download at no charge on […]

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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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