• Bayern Rolls in PA Derby Over Chrome

      Bayern took the lead from the start of this year’s $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby (G2) and never let up, toying with fan favorite California Chrome down the backstretch before putting away his competition en route to a 5 3/4 length victory. The three-year-old colt set a new track record for 1 1/8 miles at Parx Racing, stopping the clock in […]

    California Chrome and Bayern break side by side in the PA Derby. ©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 and Bayern break side by side in the PA Derby. ©Nikki Sherman

Bayern Rolls in PA Derby Over Chrome

September 20, 2014 at 11:11 pm

  Bayern took the lead from the start of this year’s $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby (G2) and never let up, toying with fan favorite California Chrome down the backstretch...

  • California Chrome on Friday morning.
    PA Derby Excitement Builds

                    The Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion horses have arrived...

    September 19, 2014 at 5:10 pm
  • California Chrome arrives at Parx Racing. ©Nikki Sherman
    California Chrome Arrives at Parx

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome stepped off the Brook Ledge van this afternoon onto the grounds...

    September 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm
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Legislative »

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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Horsemen’s Purchasing Association »

HPA Weekly Specials

HPA Weekly Specials

September 27, 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...

  • Agway Special Back
    Agway Special Back

                        Buy 9 bags of Agway RESPOND or HIGH GRAIN...

    March 29, 2014 at 7:51 pm
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Backstretch Buzz »

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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