pennsylvania racing

‘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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PA: Slots funding for racing and breeding drops 4.6% in second half of 2012

The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition reported today that funds generated from slot machine gaming to the Race Horse Development Fund (RHDF) decreased by 4.6 percent or $6.36 million over the past six months, the most significant decline in the history of the fund.  The Race Horse Development Fund was created by Act 71 of 2004, the […]

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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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Ruler On Ice, To Honor and Serve favorites for PA Derby

Belmont winner Ruler On Ice was installed as a 5-2 morning line favorite Monday against eight rivals for Saturday’s $1 million Pennsylvania Derby.  To Honor and Serve will likely vie for favoritism after a romping win in an allowance race at Saratoga last month. Garrett Gomez will ride Ruler On Ice while Jose Lezcano will […]

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Jockey Carmouche triples up for 2,000th victory

Jockey Kendrick Carmouche grabbed wins in the final three races at Parx Racing Sunday to reach 2,000 wins for his career.  The 27-year-old has won the previous three riding titles at Parx and leads the jockey colony at the current meet in a bid to become the first jockey in the track’s history to win […]

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Silver Train to move from Vinery to Pennsylvania’s Northview Stallion Station

Silver Train (2002, Old Trieste–Ridden in The Stars) will relocate to Northview Stallion Station’s Pennsylvanian division.  Silver Train, who leads the second crop sire list by winners, will stand for an advertised fee of $7,500. The nation has watched as the stallion market has grown dramatically in Pennsylvania over the past few years following the […]

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