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Saturday’s MATCH Series Finale At Laurel To Determine Overall Championship

The overall championship in the 2018 MATCH Series—and more than $100,000 in bonus money—will be decided on Saturday at Laurel Park. The track will host the three final races in the 25-race series: the grade III, $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Dirt Division), $100,000 Laurel Dash (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Turf […]

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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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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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Fan-Favorite Millionaire Page McKenney Retired With Filling In Tendon

Adam Staple knew the time was getting closer when the best horse he has ever owned, popular 8-year-old claimer-turned-multiple stakes-winning millionaire Page McKenney, would stop racing. With that in mind, Staple was somewhat prepared for the sudden retirement of Page McKenney Aug. 24 with a tendon injury in his left front leg. “The one saving […]

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Crunch Time: Fourth Leg Of MATCH Divisions Coming Up Fast

Four MATCH Series divisions have their fourth legs scheduled for August, and the races could determine whether horses will have a chance to qualify for bonus money. Monmouth Park on Aug. 11 will host its final MATCH event of the season, the $75,000 Incredible Revenge Stakes in the Filly and Mare Sprint—Turf Division. The following […]

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MATCH Series: Page McKenney, Oak Bluffs Hope To Pad Divisional Leads At Monmouth

Page McKenney and Oak Bluffs, who thus far haven’t missed a race in their respective MATCH Series divisions, will seek to bolster their positions in the standings when the series returns to Monmouth Park July 29. The Grade 3, $150,000 Monmouth Cup (3-Year-Olds and Up Long—Dirt Division) and the $75,000 Wolf Hill Stakes (3-Year-Olds and […]

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MATCH Series Races Show Significant Handle Increases At Delaware Park

The MATCH Series was part of the two biggest days on the Delaware Park racing calendar, and the two series stakes generated strong pari-mutuel handle compared with the same races in 2017. Overall wagering on both days was strong when comparisons are made to previous years. MATCH was relaunched this year after 16 years on […]

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Harlan Punch KO’s Iselin Foes At Monmouth Park

Harlan Punch made short work of three rivals in Saturday’s Grade 3 Philip H. Iselin Stakes at Monmouth Park, taking command at the start and never being seriously threatened en route to a 5 1/4-length victory under Joe Bravo. Owned and trained by David Jacobson, the 5-year-old gelded son of Harlan’s Holiday out of Indy […]

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‘Very Healthy’ Imperative Enters Iselin Off 14-Month Layoff

Trainer Bob Hess probably could have found a softer spot for the 2018 debut of Grade 2 winner Imperative, but with an ambitious schedule lined up for the summer the California-based conditioner figures he might as well get his 8-year-old gelding toughened up as quickly as possibly. Idle since winning the Grade 2 Charles Town […]

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