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Spun To Run Battles Back To Beat Gray Magician In Smarty Jones Stakes

Robert P. Donaldson’s Spun To Run proved a valiant competitor in Monday’s Grade 3 Smarty Jones Stakes at Parx, battling back along the rail to defeat Gray Magician by a nose on the wire. Sent off as the 7-5 favorite, the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun ran 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track […]

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MATCH Series Heads To Parx For Big Labor Day Card

A battle in the Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt Division and three other races that will play a role in which horses qualify for bonus money for their owners and trainers headline the MATCH Series as part of a 12-race program at Parx Racing on Labor Day, Sept. 2. The four MATCH stakes—races 5 through 8—comprise […]

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Kentucky Derby Winner Smarty Jones To Be Paraded At Parx

Live racing resumes this Saturday the 31st at Parx as the track kicks off a tremendous Labor Day weekend of racing highlighted by the return of Smarty Jones. The 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness champion will make his first appearance at the track in 15 years, set to be paraded through the stretch, in the […]

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Fires Turns To Old Friend To Help With Southwest Stakes Contender

After Gray Attempt became tougher to handle in the morning following his victory in the $125,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 25 at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., trainer Jinks Fires turned to an old friend for help with the Graydar colt. Enter trainer John Henry Prather, 66, who has regularly galloped Gray Attempt the […]

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‘More Ground’ Should Benefit Six Shooter In Southwest Stakes

Six Shooter is being pointed for the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Feb. 18 at Oaklawn, trainer Paul Holthus of Hot Springs said Sunday morning. Six Shooter was beaten 1 ½ lengths in his last start, the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 25, a 1-mile race that is Oaklawn’s first of our major preps […]

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Gray Attempt Nominated To Triple Crown After Smarty Jones Win

Gray Attempt emerged in good order from his narrow victory in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds Friday at Oaklawn and will be pointed for the track’s next Kentucky Derby points race, his trainer, Jinks Fires of Hot Springs, said Saturday morning. Gray Attempt, who was ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, earned a preliminary Beyer […]

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Derby Prep Smarty Jones Stakes Launches Revised Oaklawn Meet

 The much anticipated 2019 Oaklawn season kicks off Friday with a special 12:30 p.m. first post and the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, the first of three prep races leading up to the April 13 Arkansas Derby (G1) and subsequent Triple Crown races. The meet runs until Saturday, May 4, Kentucky Derby Day. Dwight Pruett’s lightly […]

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Axelrod Explodes To Smarty Jones Victory

Parx Racing returned from its two and a half week break with two stakes on the Saturday program. The Grade 3 $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for three year-olds went convincingly to Axelrod, while Aztec Sense dominated in winning the $100,000 Sal DeBunda PTHA President’s Cup. Coming off a 12-1 upset victory in the G3 Indiana […]

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Parx Resumes, Returns To Four Day Race Weeks Beginning Saturday

Live racing resumes this Saturday the 25th at Parx with a terrific nine race program headed by the $300,000 Grade 3 Smarty Jones Stakes.  The one mile and one-sixteenth test for three year-olds is the track’s major prep for the upcoming $1 million G1 Pennsylvania Derby to be run Saturday, September 22nd.  The supporting feature […]

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Smarty Jones Winner Mourinho Euthanized After Training Incident, Says Baffert

Kentucky Derby contender Mourinho was euthanized Monday morning after suffering a severe sesamoid fracture in his front leg, trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form. Baffert said the Super Saver colt was going easily in a breeze at Santa Anita and took a bad step. “Up and down, every day. It’s a shame,” he […]

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