Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships

Bronx Beauty Clinches MATCH Series Championship With Regret Win At Monmouth

Bronx Beauty earned both a stakes victory and a MATCH series championship with one gritty performance. The 4-year-old filly survived a taxing early speed duel with chief rival Ms Locust Point, holding on for a one-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park to win both her division and the overall MATCH championship. […]

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Parx Races Set Stage For MATCH Series Finale at Monmouth; Ms. Locust Points Holds Overall Points Lead

Abiding Star and Dynatail established themselves as the leaders in two divisions while Ms Locust Point and Laki maintained their divisional leads in the MATCH Series, whose four stakes helped Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., show phenomenal growth in total pari-mutuel handle Labor Day, Sept 2, compared with the same day in 2018. Parx reported […]

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Four MATCH Series Races Enhance Penn Mile Day On Saturday At Penn National

Two winners of their divisional stakes when the MATCH Series kicked off in April at Laurel Park are among the horses entered in four series stakes on Saturday, June 1, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa. Penn National, the second stop on a five-track MATCH Series tour this year, will […]

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MATCH Series Kicks Off April 20 At Laurel; 100 Horses Nominated For First Four Stakes

More than 100 horses have been nominated for the first four stakes in the 2019 MATCH Series, which will kick off April 20 at Laurel Park in Maryland. Under a new format this year, each of the five partner racetracks will hold one race from each of four divisions on the same day for a […]

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MATCH Series Returns In 2019 With Revised Format, ‘Special Event Days’

After a celebrated and highly successful return to the racing calendar last year, the MATCH Series (Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships) will return in 2019, featuring a new format designed to encourage more participation from horsemen, brand the series as special event days at the participating racetracks, and make it easier for the racing public to follow […]

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Tequilita, Lake Ponchatrain Headline MATCH’s Dashing Beauty Stakes

Delaware Park, a regular stop on the MATCH Series calendar years ago, on July 7 will host the first of two series events this year with the $75,000 Dashing Beauty Stakes in the Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt Division. The six-furlong Dashing Beauty lured a competitive group including three starters from the June 17 Regret Stakes, […]

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MATCH Series: Morticia, Oak Bluffs Earn Points At Penn National

Oak Bluffs, an 8-year-old New Jersey-bred gelding, became the MATCH Series leader with a sharp victory in the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup, while Kentucky-based Morticia, a 4-year-old Kentucky-based filly, made an impression in her first series start with a win in the $100,000 Penn Ladies Dash. The two stakes were part of the marquee Penn […]

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Friday’s Opening Of Laurel Park Meet Brings Big Fields, Emphasis On Turf Racing

Full fields and competitive racing over its world-class turf course will once again be the focus as Laurel Park gears up to open its 40-day summer meet Friday, June 1. A total of 99 horses, an average of 9.9 starters per race, were entered for a 10-race season-opening program that gets under way at 1:10 […]

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MATCH Series: Veteran Shaft Of Light Vs. Sunny Ridge, Chip Leader In Salvator Mile

Al and Michelle Crawford Racing’s Shaft of Light, conditioned by leading Monmouth Park trainer Jorge Navarro, hopes to parlay his romp in a $50,000 stakes at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races into a victory in the $100,000, grade III Salvator Mile May 26 at Monmouth. The Salvator Mile is the first of five races […]

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MATCH Series Moves To Monmouth Park Following Rainy Relaunch At Pimlico

The widely acclaimed MATCH Series returned after 16 years with a splash at Pimlico Race Course–in more ways than one–and the enthusiasm shown by the participants was a positive sign for the Series as it moves to Monmouth Park May 26. Steady rain over the May 18-19 Preakness Stakes weekend proved a challenge as numerous […]

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