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Pennsylvania Derby Features Long-Awaited Maximum Security, War Of Will Rematch

The long awaited rematch between Maximum Security and War of Will serves as the backdrop for Saturday’s running of the $1 million G1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing. The two principle players in the notorious bumping incident that resulted in the first winner of the Kentucky Derby to ever be disqualified will face each other […]

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West: ‘Intention Is To Race Maximum Security’ In 2020; Game Winner, Done For The Year, May Be Retired

Owner Gary West had some good news and bad news about Maximum Security and Game Winner, the 3-year-old stable stars he owns in partnership with his wife, Mary. Maximum Security, the pro-tem leader of the North American 3-year-old male division and the likely favorite in Saturday’s Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing, is expected […]

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McKinzie Retains Top Spot In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Coming off a very quiet week in the Classic Division, the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings remain virtually the same as the results from last week’s poll. Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie leads the Top Ten, with the next six positions staying intact from Sept. 3. The 4-year-old McKinzie (276 votes), […]

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Maximum Security, War Of Will, Improbable Among 21 Pennsylvania Derby Nominations

This year’s Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby has drawn 21 thoroughbreds nominated towards a start in the 40th Running of the 1 1/8 mile event to be held on Saturday September 21, at Parx Racing.  The Penn Derby, raised to Grade 1 status in 2017, has become an important prep race for 3-year-olds en […]

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Preservationist Rejoins Top 10 In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Centennial Farm’s 6-year-old Preservationist, a gritty half-length winner of the Woodward Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday, soared back into the Top 10 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, claiming the No. 3 position, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, holds the top spot. Preservationist (189 votes), a bay son […]

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Catalina Cruiser Joins NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Just over a week after earning his third win in as many starts this year and fifth career graded stakes victory, Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser has worked his way into the top 10 of the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Catalina Cruiser captured the Grade 2 Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar on August 24 to […]

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Servis Plans Parx Workout For Maximum Security On Friday

It’s going to be an early day for Maximum Security on Friday. The horse, who was the first winner in the 145-year history of the Kentucky Derby to be disqualified from first because of an incident during the race, is scheduled to be on track at Parx on Friday morning. But he won’t be in […]

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Maximum Security Works At Monmouth, On Track For PA Derby

Maximum Security worked a mile and an eighth at Monmouth Park on Wednesday morning, with trainer Jason Servis saying he will likely ship the Haskell Invitational and Florida Derby winner to Parx for the Sept. 21 Pennsylvania Derby sometime between Sept. 5 and 7. Servis said Maximum Security “went a mile in 1:53 and and […]

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Code Of Honor Jumps To Fourth Place In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

William S. Farish’s 3-year-old Code of Honor, fast-closing winner of Saturday’s $1.25 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, has risen from 10th to fourth place during the past week in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, remains on top. Code of Honor (120 votes), […]

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Churchill Downs Goes Overseas To Look At Potential Of Single Starting Gate For Kentucky Derby

Officials from Churchill Downs Inc. traveled to Great Britain last week to look into the possibility of doing away with the two-starting gate system now used for the Kentucky Derby, spokesman Darren Rogers told Horse Racing Nation. Rogers said he had no more information to reveal at this time but confirmed to the website that […]

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