• California Chrome Arrives at Parx

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome stepped off the Brook Ledge van this afternoon onto the grounds of Parx Racing. As usual, he was backed off the van before turning around and getting a better look at his surroundings. Assistant trainer Alan Sherman let Chrome holler once before leading him into Barn 10. Also arriving at Parx were Bob […]

    California Chrome arrives at Parx Racing. ©Nikki Sherman
  • California Chrome Draws Post 1 for Derby

    With the very first pill drawn, California Chrome landed in the one-hole for Saturday’s Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby right here at Parx Racing. He is scheduled to arrive on the grounds tomorrow afternoon. Also entered in the PA Derby are G1 Haskell Invitational winner Bayern, G2 West Virginia Derby victor Tapiture, Robert B. Lewis (G2) winner Candy Boy, and Jerome […]

    Track announcer Keith Jones reveals the Pennsylvania Derby field ©Nikki Sherman
  • Margano Wins Dramatic Running of the PTHA President’s Cup

    Sometimes indeed quality outshines quantity and that was most certainly the case in Saturday’s running of the $200,000 PTHA President’s Cup at Parx Racing. Despite a short five horse field, the race produced one of the most dramatic stretch runs of the year at the local track with Lael Stable’s Margano battling Holiday Star head and head to the wire, […]

    ©Matthew Donohue/EQUI-PHOTO
  • Parx Trainers Nearly Sweep Stakes Races on PA Day at the Races

    The 14th edition of Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races turned into an exciting afternoon for local racing fans as they enjoyed race after race that came down to the wire. The twelve race card featured five stakes with purses totaling $400,000 and some of the Commonwealth’s best horses really put on a show. The biggest purse of the day belonged […]

    Trainer Marya Montoya and jockey Jorge Vargas both recorded their first stakes victory in the $75,000 Banjo Picker Stakes. ©Nikki Sherman
  • Remember When…

    On July 5, 2004, Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell signed the Gaming Bill (House Bill #2330) in the winner’s circle at Philadelphia Park.

    Remember When…
  • The 1986 Pennsylvania Derby

    One of the most incredible displays of talent seen at Philadelphia Park came on September 27, 1986, when 4-5 favorite Broad Brush nearly fell victim to his own eccentric behavior in the $300,000 Pennsylvania Derby (G2). After taking command near the top of the stretch, the colt suddenly bolted directly at the outside fence. Most racehorses would have simply given […]

    The 1986 Pennsylvania Derby
  • The Granny Fund

    The Granny Fund was established in March 2000 as a memorial to Catherine “Granny” Youmans, the mother of PTHA Secretary Connie Youmans. Granny, as everyone at the track called her, was a fixture on the backstretch at picnics, banquets, ball games, etc. Throughout her life, she talked to people about getting, continuing, and using their education. She was adamant about […]

    The Granny Fund

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California Chrome arrives at Parx Racing. ©Nikki Sherman

California Chrome Arrives at Parx

September 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome stepped off the Brook Ledge van this afternoon onto the grounds of Parx Racing. As usual, he was backed off the van before...

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Pa. Equine Coalition Applauds Release of Auditor General Report Examining Diversion of Racing Funds

Pa. Equine Coalition Applauds Release of Auditor General Report Examining Diversion of Racing Funds

June 20, 2014 at 3:52 pm

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition today applauded the release of a report by Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale that detailed how $6 million...

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HPA Weekly Specials

HPA Weekly Specials

August 30, 2014 at 8:36 am

Each week, the Horsemen’s Purchasing Association features a selection of products at discounted prices. These weekly specials run from Saturday to Saturday, and give...

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Parx Equine Dentists Go Viral

Parx Equine Dentists Go Viral

June 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm

By now you’ve probably seen the video of equine dentist Paul Briscione’s infamous shedrow mishap on our backside here at Parx Racing. If you haven’t watched...

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Turning for Home Sponsors Thoroughbred Shows

May 31, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Thoroughbreds are athletic animals who can go on to new careers in many disciplines, like dressage, jumping or even western pleasure. At Turning for Home, we support these...

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