pennsylvania racing

Lopez and City of Weston Upset Gallant Bob at 30-1

The $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes produced the shock of the day. 30-1 shot City of Weston, racing for Cloud Nine Lumoni, recovered from difficulty in the stretch to charge through late on the inside and upset the field of three year-old sprinters. The Holy Bull colt sat on the inside in the second flight of […]

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Pennsylvania Racing Subsidy Still a Target of Controversy

While Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry managed to stave off a major cut in state funding last year, the debate over subsidies still rages. A story at Philly.com examines the impact of Act 71, a 2004 law that has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars in slot revenues to help prop up Pennsylvania’s racing and breeding […]

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Parx Packs in Three Graded Stakes for Labor Day

Parx Racing’s September Spectacular of Racing kicks off on Labor Day with four of the track’s major stakes and over $1 million in purses. All featured on the Monday holiday card are the $350,000 Grade 3 Smarty Jones Stakes, the $350,000 Grade 3 Turf Monster Handicap, the $200,000 Grade 3 Greenwood Cup and the $200,000 […]

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‘Trying to Help the Horse’ — Even If It Breaks the Rules

Last Wednesday afternoon at Penn National near Harrisburg, Pa., Trish Rogers, the wife and assistant trainer to J. Michael Rogers, wanted to help a horse in their barn named Strong Resolve deal with a chronic internal bleeding problem. So, about two hours before Strong Resolve was to compete in the evening’s second race, a $12,500 […]

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Gill loses Pennsylvania suit but says federal indictments coming

A federal judge has ruled against former Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo in their lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission and several commission employees in a case involving Gill and Adamo’s ejection from Penn National racetrack in 2010. But Gill, a controversial owner who sold his bloodstock after the 2010 incident, […]

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It’s Tricky, Plum Pretty face off again in Cotillion

A pair of top three-year-old fillies – It’s Tricky and Plum Pretty – will clash again in Saturday’s Grade 2, $750,000 Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing near Philadelphia.  It’s Tricky will likely be a strong favorite to grab her third graded stakes win of the season after beating Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty in the […]

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Penn National alters fall racing schedule

Live racing resumes at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course on Friday night, September 23, and the Pennsylvania State Horse racing Commission has approved several revisions to the remainder of the 2011 racing calendar.          Penn National will race at 6PM on September 23, 24, and Wednesday, September 28  through Saturday, September […]

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Penn National incident points out serious flaws in oversight

Injuries during racing and training are an unfortunate but inevitable part of this game. Research, scientific breakthroughs, advanced veterinary medicine, and common sense can be applied to reduce the incidents of injury and save horses that might have required euthanasia in the not-so-distant past. When injuries do occur – especially those catastrophic injuries when a […]

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MTR Gaming Group sues former CEO Arneault

The court battles are piling up between the company that operates Presque Isle Downs and Mountaineer Racetrack and its former CEO, Ted Arneault.  The Erie Times-News says the MTR Gaming Group is suing Arneault for a violating a noncompete clause by working with American Harness Tracks LLC to build a racino in Lawrence County, Pa: […]

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