The Match Series

Bronx Beauty Clinches MATCH Series Championship With Regret Win At Monmouth

Bronx Beauty earned both a stakes victory and a MATCH series championship with one gritty performance. The 4-year-old filly survived a taxing early speed duel with chief rival Ms Locust Point, holding on for a one-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park to win both her division and the overall MATCH championship. […]

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MATCH Series Turf Sprint Division Features Three-Way Battle For Championship

The top three horses by points in this year’s MATCH Series turf sprint division are entered in the final leg Sept. 28 at Monmouth Park, and the championship clearly is up for grabs. The $100,000 Rainbow Heir Stakes (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Turf Division) at 5 ½ furlongs attracted a field of 12 with two on […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Spotlight On Super Trainers

At last week’s Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Racing, The Jockey Club announced a further reduction in the annual foal crop. More of the best horses seem to falling into the hands of fewer trainers who are dominating the sport, making it difficult for smaller and mid-sized stables to compete at the top level. […]

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Four MATCH Series Races Enhance Penn Mile Day On Saturday At Penn National

Two winners of their divisional stakes when the MATCH Series kicked off in April at Laurel Park are among the horses entered in four series stakes on Saturday, June 1, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa. Penn National, the second stop on a five-track MATCH Series tour this year, will […]

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Next Stop For The Match Series: Penn Mile Program At Penn National

The MATCH Series moves to Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course June 1 as part of a major racing program featuring eight stakes worth a total of $1.3 million. With 12 races planned, the program will span the afternoon and evening. There is a special first post time of 2:45 p.m. for the Saturday […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Family Feud

This week, Frank Stronach went public with his grievances about how the racetrack ownership company he founded has been run by his daughter, Belinda Stronach. Ray Paulick attended the meeting in Southern California and reports on it in today’s edition of The Friday Show. Where does this leave the situation at Santa Anita? Plus, the […]

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Foreman Relishes Match Series Return, Sees Further Potential In ‘Big-Event’ Focus

After considering 2018 a “trial balloon” from several standpoints, founder Alan Foreman is excited to have the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship Series return for the second year of its revival, ready to really take flight. The 2019 MATCH Series kicks off Saturday on the Spring Stakes Spectacular program at Laurel Park with a quartet of $100,000 […]

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The Match Series Kicks Off At Laurel; Several Returning Horses Set To Compete

Pewter Stable’s Dubini fell four points shy of winning a 2018 MATCH Series division title, and now he’s scheduled to return action April 20 at Laurel Park in the first leg of the series. Several other prominent horses from last year’s series are entered in other series races. Dubini, a 6-year-old Gio Ponti gelding trained […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: On The Lasix Plan

A group of the country’s most well-known racetrack owners unveiled a plan this week to ban the use of the race-day medication, Lasix, first in 2-year-old races and then a year later in all stakes. It sounds simple but it may not be. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick […]

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MATCH Series Kicks Off April 20 At Laurel; 100 Horses Nominated For First Four Stakes

More than 100 horses have been nominated for the first four stakes in the 2019 MATCH Series, which will kick off April 20 at Laurel Park in Maryland. Under a new format this year, each of the five partner racetracks will hold one race from each of four divisions on the same day for a […]

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