Parx Hall of Fame

Hall-of-Fame-5In 2011, the PTHA and Parx Racing joined forces to create a Hall of Fame for outstanding horses, trainers, jockeys, owners, and those recognized for their special achievements in the racetrack’s history. On September 22, 2012, the official Hall of Fame opened on the third floor of the Parx Racing grandstand, in the hallway to the Steakhouse.

Hall-of-Fame-2Especially popular is a wall of drawings by Peb, well-known caricaturist of Thoroughbred racing’s horses and people.

Immediately noticeable as guests enter the hallway is a nearly life-size sepia wall covering of Kim Pratt’s photo of Champion Smarty Jones with exercise rider Pete Van Trump aboard, and trainer John Servis alongside on his pony.

Hall-of-Fame-1bA look straight ahead, and a glass enclosed sculpture of a standing Smarty Jones commemorates the PA-bred colt who put Pennsylvania on the map as a leader in both the racing and breeding industry, and who was a 2011 inductee into the Hall of Fame, along with his owners and breeders Pat and Roy Chapman, trainer Servis, and jockey Stewart Elliott.

Hall-of-Fame-6The warm, dark wood paneling on either side of the hall is in contrast to the bright colors of the leading owners’ silks on one side, and on the other, photos of the inductees above burnished plaques bearing their names and achievements.

Although the induction ceremonies are held once a year during the Festival of Racing, the memories can be enjoyed every day up in the Hall of Fame.

Parx Racing Hall of Fame Inductees

NameYearType
Augustin Stable, George Strawbridge2011Owner
Stanley I. Joselson2011Owner
Someday Farm, Roy & Pat Chapman2011Owner
Robert W. Camac2011Trainer
Scott A. Lake2011Trainer
John C. Servis2011Trainer
Robert Green2011Special Achievement
Craig "Donnelly" Harris2011Special Achievement
Keith Jones2011Special Achievement
Anthony Black2011Jockey
Stewart Elliot2011Jockey
Rick Wilson2011Jockey
Dainty Dotsie2011Horse
My Juliet2011Horse
Smarty Jones2011Horse
Indian Mills Stock Farm, Roland Aristone2012Owner
Keystone Stables, David & Emma Reynolds2012Owner
Dennis "Goose" Heimer2012Trainer
Walter C. Reese2012Trainer
Martin L. Fallon2012Trainer
William Hogwood2012Special Achievement
Lawrence R. Riviello2012Special Achievement
Jeffrey S. Lloyd2012Jockey
John "Jake" Nied, Jr.2012Jockey
Matthew J. Vigliotti2012Jockey
Cheating Arthur2012Horse
Devil's Honor2012Horse
Gallant Bob2012Horse
Guadalupe Preciado2013Trainer
Mark J. Reid2013Trainer
Salvatore DeBunda2013Special Achievement
Jose Luis Flores2013Jockey
Cagey Exuberance2013Horse
Fire Plug2013Horse
Win Man2013Horse
Dr. Steven Appel, DDS2014Owner
Jack Armstrong2014Owner
Philip Aristone2014Trainer
Michael Ballezzi, Esq.2014Special Achievement
Bruce Casella2014Special Achievement
Victor Molina2014Jockey
Broad Brush2014Horse
Roamin Rachel2014Horse
Whistle Pig2014Horse
Joseph E. Asbell2015Owner
Plumstead Stables2015Owner
Edward Lehman2015Trainer
John Pelino2015Special Achievement
Anthony D. Ricci2015Special Achievement
Jack Servis2015Special Achievement
Kendrick Carmouche2015Jockey
Ben's Cat2015Horse
Jostle2015Horse
Mr. Nickerson2015Horse
Kathleen DeMasi2016Trainer
Ronald Glorioso2016Trainer
Connie Youmans2016Special Achievement
Frankie Pennington2016Jockey
Jorge Tejeira2016Jockey
Banjo Picker2016Horse