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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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Pair Of Five-Win Cards Earn Pennington Jockey Of The Week Title

After winning five races in a single card twice in one week, Frankie Pennington was named the Foundation Detox Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for October 1 – 7, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more […]

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‘Consistent’ Jessica Krupnick Holds On To MATCH Series Overall Championship

One week after taking the lead in the race for the 2018 MATCH Series overall championship, Sycamore Racing V’s Jessica Krupnick held off challenges by three horses in three different divisions to make it official. Trained by Tres Abbott at Fair Hill Training Center, Jessica Krupnick on Sept. 15 finished second in the Roamin Rachel […]

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McKinzie, Smith Give Baffert A Third Pennsylvania Derby Win

Trainer Bob Baffert has liked McKinzie from the start, but a hind ankle injury forced the 3-year-old son of Street Sense to miss out on this year’s Triple Crown challenge. Baffert, of course, sent out Justify for his history-making run, but now that the Triple Crown winner has been retired McKinzie stepped up to fill […]

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Midnight Bisou Moved Up After Monomoy Girl’s Disqualification In Cotillion

Bloom Racing, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou was officially declared the winner of Saturday’s Grade 1 Cotillion, moved up after the disqualification of first-place finisher Monomoy Girl. The latter crossed the wire a neck in front, but was taken down for interference throughout the stretch run. Midnight Bisou, trained by Steve Asmussen and […]

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Firenze Fire Very Game Over ‘Savage’ Whereshetoldmetogo In Gallant Bob

Mr. Amore Stables’ homebred Firenze Fire got back in the winner’s circle after Saturday’s Grade 3 Gallant Bob Stakes, surviving an attempt by runner-up Whereshetoldmetogo to “savage” him in the final 100 yards. Ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. for trainer Jason Servis, Firenze Fire battled hard down the stretch to win by a neck at […]

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Aztec Sense Wins Seventh Consecutive Start In PA Derby Champions

There is no denying that Aztec Sense, a 5-year old gelding, is in the big form of his career. He proved that once again on Saturday. Aztec Sense, owned by Joseph Besecker, romped to a four-length win in the $150,000 Pa Derby Champion Stakes race at 1 1/16 miles at Parx. The win kept Aztec […]

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Fast And Accurate Just That In Alphabet Soup Stakes

Kendall E. Hansen’s colt Fast and Accurate closed strong through the stretch and dug deep late to outgame stablemate Bern’ Jamers Bern to his outside by a length under jockey Jose Ortiz to win the $100,000 Alphabet Soup Stakes in 1:47.26 for the 1 1/16 miles over the turf listed as good at Parx on Saturday. The […]

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Baffert Confident That McKinzie, Collected Will Fire Off The Bench

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will have two horses at Parx Racing Saturday that have much to prove. And he thinks both of them have a chance to do just that. Baffert has two high-profile horses making their first starts after long layoffs. McKinzie, once considered to be the favorite for the Kentucky Derby […]

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