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Veteran Rider Bisono Remains Hospitalized After ‘Freak Accident’ At Parx

Veteran jockey John Bisono remains hospitalized as of Saturday morning following a freak accident after the third race at Parx on Monday afternoon. Having just finished second aboard In Equality, Bisono was unseated from his mount in the gallop out and fell. Details of the incident are sketchy. Bisono sustained five broken ribs, a collapsed […]

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KY State Vet Office Offers Updates On Equine Disease Events

The following message was distributed to Kentucky Equine Industry Groups from the Kentucky’s Office of the State Veterinarian on February 18 to update them on various disease events occurring in other states that may impact equines in Kentucky. The message is authored by equine operations consultant E.S. “Rusty” Ford with Kentucky’s Office of the State Veterinarian. […]

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EHV-1: Kentucky To Release Temporary Restrictions On Parx Shippers Feb. 10

On January 11, several Mid-Atlantic tracks scratched shippers from Parx after a horse there tested for the non-neurological strain of equine herpesvirus. The animal’s illness and associated diagnostics provided evidence that transmissible EHV-1 was prevalent on the backside and within the barn at the time the horse was removed January 8. There was no state […]

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Remsen Winner Maximus Mischief Gets Half-Mile Work To ‘Blow Off Some Steam’

Last-out winner of the G2 Remsen by 2 1/4 lengths, Maximus Mischief returned to the work tab on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old son of Into Mischief breezed a half-mile in a quick :46.97, the third-fastest of 103 works at the distance. “I had planned to work him Sunday, but I had […]

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Report: New York, Maryland, Charles Town Refuse Parx Horses After Positive EHV Test

According to the Daily Racing Form’s Jim Dunleavy, several mid-Atlantic tracks have scratched entries from Parx shippers after a horse there tested positive for the non-neurological strain of equine herpesvirus. There is no state quarantine in place at the facility currently and racetrack personnel say everything there is business as usual. Dunleavy reports the state […]

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‘Cool As A Cucumber’: Maximus Mischief’s Connections Look Forward To The Future

One day after posting a win in his stakes debut in Aqueduct’s Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen, trainer Robert Reid, Jr. said Maximus Mischief came out of his 2 ¼-length score in good order and shipped back well to his home base at Parx in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. “It looked like he came out of the race […]

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Call Paul Makes It Look Easy In Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes

Coming into Saturday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes for two year-old state-bred colts and geldings, on paper, it appeared that Call Paul held a major class advantage over his seven rivals. Already a Grade 2 winner at Saratoga this summer, winning the Saratoga Special in August, and then a solid third in the Grade 1 Champagne […]

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‘I’m Not Here To Reinvent The Wheel’: Osojnak Takes Over As Parx Director Of Racing

David Osojnak is the new Director of Racing at Parx in Bensalem, Pa., taking over the position from interim director Tom Creel. A former banker, real estate lawyer, and multi-faceted horse racing industry professional, Osojnak replaces Sam Elliott, who left Parx in April. “My goal is to make Parx as strong as possible, to grow […]

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Broken ‘Hot Box’ Forces Cancellation Of Parx’s Tuesday Card

According to various sources, Parx Racing cancelled the card on Tuesday afternoon when the jockeys refused to ride. Apparently, a sauna in the jockey’s room-often called the “hot box”-was broken, and a number of riders were unable to make weight for their mounts. Jockeys often use options like a steam room sauna to reduce weight […]

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Songbird, Arrogate Halters Raffled To Benefit Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Retirement

The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association’s Turning for Home is raffling two Champion Thoroughbred racehorse halters worn by Songbird and Arrogate, on Breeders’ Cup Day Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 3 PM in the Parx Racing grandstand. All proceeds will directly benefit the retiring racehorses of Turning for Home, which is based at Parx Racing. In […]

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