turning for home

His Royal Majesty Upsets Turning For Home Stakes At 16-1

His Royal Majesty rallied from far behind, caught the leaders in mid-stretch and then powered away to a convincing three length victory in the $75,000 Turning for Home Stakes Saturday afternoon at Parx. Now celebrating its 11th anniversary, the race was the centerpiece of an afternoon dedicated to the Turning for Home program, the racing […]

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Parx Racing Earns Initial Accreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

Following an extensive review process and diligent engagement that resulted in several best practices being recognized, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Parx Racing has received its initial accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Located in Bensalem Township in Bucks County, northeast of the city of Philadelphia and owned and operated […]

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Racetrack Injuries: Which Ones Pose Problems In An OTTB’s Second Career?

For a long time now, the biggest selling point for a horse coming off the track (or just about any horse) looking for a new home is, “Retired sound!” Unfortunately, many off-track Thoroughbreds come away with some physical issues, whether or not they were serious enough to necessitate the end of their racing careers. A […]

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Songbird, Arrogate Halters Raffled To Benefit Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Retirement

The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association’s Turning for Home is raffling two Champion Thoroughbred racehorse halters worn by Songbird and Arrogate, on Breeders’ Cup Day Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 3 PM in the Parx Racing grandstand. All proceeds will directly benefit the retiring racehorses of Turning for Home, which is based at Parx Racing. In […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Sustainable Path From Racetrack To Retirement

Pennsylvania has one of the most active racing and breeding jurisdictions in the country. The state has not one, but two racetracks with year-round live racing – Penn National and Parx – plus Presque Isle Downs, which runs throughout the summer. While many PA-breds spend their entire careers racing exclusively at the two year-round tracks, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Turning For Home’ And Still Going Strong

Last week, in our first in a three-part series spotlighting the good that’s being done in the realm of aftercare in the Pennsylvania racing industry, we featured New Start, which has changed the approach to racehorse retirement and become a trusted resource for many trainers on the backside of Penn National. This week we’re switching […]

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Parx To Host PDJF/Turning For Home Fundraiser Saturday

This Saturday, September 24, on Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Day, an all-star jockey autograph poster signing will take place in the paddock area at Parx Racing from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Eastern to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and Turning For Home (TFH), which is Parx’ on site retirement program created and […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: ‘Turning For Home’ And Beyond

With the early mornings, long days, and hard work from sun up to sun down, it is no wonder that when asked, most trainers will say they aren’t in the game for the money, but rather for the love of the horse. Michelle Fortebuono is no different. Based at Parx Casino and Racing near Philadelphia, […]

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Parx Exec Helps Pull 26-Year-Old OTTB From Kill Pen

The rescue of Archie’s Echo, a one-eyed off-track-Thoroughbred, from a kill pen at the New Holland auctions was a group effort, like so many rescues. The blog Off-Track Thoroughbreds reported this week that the horse’s bail was paid by Sam Elliott, vice president of Parx Racing and former executive at Suffolk Downs. Parx retirement charity […]

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