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Federal Trial Of Trainer Murray Rojas Set To Begin June 19

Nearly two years after her first indictment, the trial of Pennsylvania trainer Murray Rojas is scheduled for Monday in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa. The trainer is alleged to have illegally administered or directed administration of drugs to dozens of starters within 24 hours of post time over a period of five years. Rojas faces […]

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Castellano Again Tops Penn Gaming Racing Challenge; Ortiz Brothers Second And Third

Despite not finding the winner’s circle in any of the four unrestricted stakes on Saturday’s Penn Mile program at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse, jockey Javier Castellano assumed his standard position atop the rider standings for the Penn Gaming Racing Challenge.  The soon-to-be Hall of Famer is the only rider to top the final […]

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Frostmourne Explodes Late For Penn Mile Victory

Green Lantern Stables’ homebred Frostmourne demonstrated a stunning turn of foot to win Saturday’s G2 Penn Mile by 1 1/4 lengths under jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. The 3-year-old son of Speightstown covered a mile on Penn National’s firm turf in 1:35.04 for trainer Christophe Clement, earning his first graded stakes victory. Time to Travel took […]

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Weekend Lineup: Triple Beholder Showdown

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the Grade 1 Beholder Mile at Santa Anita Park, featuring the return to the track of Stellar Wind, who twice defeated the race’s namesake in her 2016 season. The G1 Shoemaker Mile, on turf, also features on the Saturday card in Southern California, and the G2 Penn […]

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Page McKenney, Madefromlucky Highlight Mountainview On Penn Mile Undercard

Two hundred thousand dollars is on the line for older horses in the Mountainview Handicap presented by HollywoodRaces.com this Saturday at Penn National as a part of the track’s Penn Mile card, and the popular Mid-Atlantic gelding Page McKenney stands as the 9-to-5 morning line favorite in the 1 1/8-mile test. Now seven years old, Page […]

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California-Based Big Score, Cistron Among 10 Contesting Grade 2 Penn Mile

George Krikorian’s graded stakes winner Big Score heads a field of 10 in the marquee event of Penn National’s racing season as he contests the $500,000 Penn Mile, which will be run as the first Grade 2 in track history this Saturday. In only four editions, the Penn Mile has become an important stop on […]

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Oscar Performance, Big Score Lead Nominations For $500,000 Penn Mile

June 3rd is set to boast a blockbuster card at Penn National with 7 stakes races anchored by the $500,000 Penn Mile, which will be contested as a Grade 2 for the first time.  Among the 42 nominations for the Penn Mile are 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Oscar Performance, Transylvania (G3) winner […]

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Race On Penn Mile Day To Be Named In Honor of R.A.C.E. Fund

One of the races to be run at Penn National on Penn Mile Day, June 3rd will be named in honor of the R.A.C.E. Fund, a 501 C 3 non profit and TAA accredited organization. The organization will also have a table at the track that day as well. “We are excited to have a […]

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Mario Serey Jr. Suspensions Total 315 Days For Five Clenbuterol Positives In Pennsylvania

Trainer Mario Serey Jr. is facing a 315-day license suspension and $11,500 in fines from five individual rulings issued by stewards at Penn National and Parx Racing in Pennsylvania for clenbuterol violations. The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has granted Serey appeals on at least three of the suspensions and he continues to run horses at the […]

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The Friday Show: Horsemen Helping Horsemen In Court?

Funds exist in many areas of society to help people defend themselves in court. The latest such legal defense fund has been created for horse racing trainers and owners in light of a federal case in Pennsylvania. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the reasons behind the fund, the broader […]

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