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Hall Of Fame Jockey Edgar Prado Celebrates 7,000th Win On Tuesday

With a victory aboard Anthony Merlino’s Thefundsarelow in the 6th race Tuesday afternoon at Parx, jockey Edgar Prado won the 7,000th race of his Hall of Fame career. Inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame in August of 2008, the Peruvian native stands 8th all-time in career wins. A regular on the Maryland circuit, Prado came […]

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Preakness: Diamond King ‘Right On The Money,’ Lone Sailor ‘Got The Look In His Eye’

Cash is King, LC Racing and D.J. Stable’s Diamond King turned in his final work for the 143rd Preakness with a five-furlong breeze Sunday morning at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa. Frankie Pennington was aboard as the stakes-winning son of Grade 1 winner Quality Road went in 1:01.50 over a sloppy main track in company with 4-year-old gelding […]

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Parx Racing Director Sam Elliott To Depart For Job Building Caribbean Track

Parx director of racing Sam Elliott is leaving the Pennsylvania track to become an executive of the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club, a racetrack scheduled to open next year. According to the Daily Racing Form, Sunday will be Elliott’s final day at Parx, and on Tuesday he’ll begin his new job in the Caribbean. “I’ve […]

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Irad Ortiz Finishes On Top At Aqueduct En Route To Jockey Of The Week Title

Leading by number of total and stakes wins and picking up a meet title to boot, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for April 16 – 22, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, […]

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‘This Is For Jose’: Discreet Lover Scores Emotional Excelsior Victory

With an explosive late kick, Discreet Lover gave owner-trainer Uriah St. Lewis his first graded stakes win in the Grade 3, $150,000 Excelsior for 4-year-olds and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Leaving from post 2 at odds of 7-1 with Manny Franco in the irons, Discreet Lover stumbled out of the gate and rushed […]

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‘Mentor’ And ‘Gentleman’ Jockey Jose Luis Flores Dies After Being Removed From Life Support

Jockey Jose Luis Flores, who was seriously injured in a spill at Parx on Monday, died Thursday after being taken off life support. Flores was injured when his mount Love Rules fell suddenly during the ninth race, apparently from a fractured shoulder. Love Rules, who was trained by Harold Wyner, was euthanized and Flores was […]

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Snowstorm Forces Cancellation Of Saturday Card At Parx

According to drf.com, Parx Racing has been forced to cancel the scheduled card for Saturday, March 10. A winter snowstorm that hit Bensalem, Pa., as well as much of the Northeastern United States, laid approximately eight inches of snow on the track on Wednesday. That snow was difficult to clear from the racetrack, and the wet, […]

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Ms Locust Point Makes It Four Wins In A Row With Barbara Fritchie

Cash is King and Jim Reichenberg’s Ms Locust Point pushed her win streak to four races with her fourth career stakes victory and first graded triumph in Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) at snowy Laurel Park. The 66th running of the Barbara Fritchie for fillies and mares 4 and older and the 42nd renewal of the $250,000 General George […]

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‘Improper Practice’: Disqualification At Aqueduct A Weighty Issue

Wildcat Belle has been disqualified from her first-place finish in the fifth race at Aqueduct on Feb. 8, according to a ruling published on the New York State Gaming Commission’s rulings database. The filly reportedly toted two pounds less than she should have been carrying according to the race’s conditions; she won by five lengths […]

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Three Trainers Denied Stud Book Privileges By The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club announced today that one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years, one for five years, and one for two years. All actions became effective January 1, 2018. The denials of privileges include the privilege of registering foals and the privileges of any registration process for any Thoroughbred. […]

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