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Match Series At Monmouth: Division Leader Page McKenney Still Going Strong At 8

Trainer Mary Eppler has stopped being surprised by Page McKenney’s accomplishments, having come to accept the tough-as-nails gelding for what he is. “He’s just a special horse,” she said. “There’s not much else you need to say about him.” Fresh off a victory in the Grade 3 Salvator Mile at Monmouth Park on May 26, the 8-year-old Page McKenney […]

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Hard-Knocking Page McKenney Earns 22nd Career Win In Salvator Mile

The hard-hitting Page McKenney rallied from well off the pace to capture Saturday’s Grade 3 Salvator Mile, scoring a half-length victory over Shaft of Light in the $100,000 event. It was the 8-year-old gelding’s 22nd career win in 56 starts and his first appearance at Monmouth Park. Ridden by Horacio Karamanos, Page McKenney paid $17.60 to win […]

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‘He Can Do Anything You Ask Of Him’: Page McKenney Carries On In Salvator Mile

When trainer Mary Eppler claimed Page McKenney for $16,000 in 2013 for owners Adam Staple and Jalin Stable she barely gave it a second thought. There was really no reason to think twice about a horse who had been 1-for-13 in his career to that point. Nearly $1.8 million in earnings later, Page McKenney now […]

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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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Irad Ortiz Lined Up For 14 Mounts On ‘Long’ Florida Derby Day

Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., the second-leading rider at the Championship Meet, will be a busy man on Saturday with mounts in all 14 races on Gulfstream’s spectacular stakes-filled Florida Derby Day program. Spending his first full winter in South Florida, the 25-year-old Ortiz will be aboard only one program favorite, Jane Cibelli-trained Ballyin in the second race, […]

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Union Strike Headlines 30 Nominees To Feb. 17 Barbara Fritchie

Ruis Racing’s Grade 1 winner Union Strike and three horses from defending champion trainer Linda Rice are among 30 older fillies and mares nominated to the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) Feb. 17 at Laurel Park. The Fritchie for fillies and mares 4 and older and the $250,000 General George (G3) for 4-year-olds and up, both at seven […]

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Veterans Page McKenney, Destin Square Off In Harlan’s Holiday

Page McKenney is entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday (G3) at Gulfstream Park for a quest to add another chapter in the remarkable story of the former $16,000 claimer who has gone on to distinguish himself as a multiple stakes-winning millionaire. The 7-year-old gelding, who had won only 1 of 14 starts when claimed in […]

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Taking A ‘Page’ From Ben’s Cat In Laurel’s Richard W. Small

Never having met on the track but linked by longevity and success, 7-year-old Grade 3-winning gelding Page McKenney fittingly makes his return to Laurel Park on Ben’s Cat Day in Saturday’s $100,000 Richard W. Small. The Small, for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles, and the $75,000 Geisha for Maryland-bred/sired fillies and mares 3 […]

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El Areeb, Page McKenney Among 154 Ben’s Cat Day Stakes At Laurel

Multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb, a one-time leading Triple Crown contender unraced since being injured in late March, and claimer-turned-millionaire Page McKenney are among 154 horses nominated to six stakes worth $575,000 in purses to be run Saturday, Nov. 11 at Laurel Park. The stakes-filled program features a tribute to late Mid-Atlantic legend Ben’s […]

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Page McKenny All Heart In PA Derby Champion Stakes

One of the truly amazing horses over the past five years at Parx has been Page McKenney. The seven year-old gelded son of Eavesdropper is a horse that simply refuses to lose, and he wowed the crowd again Saturday with another heart pounding victory in the $150,000 PA Derby Champion Stakes. Rallying from just off […]

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