Biography: Donnelly inherited the racing bug from his father, racing writer and Chicago racing steward, Russ Harris, who’d take him to the Hialeah backstretch as a young child. As a teenager, the allure of getting paid to pick winners prompted Donnelly to take up professional handicapping. Following in his dad’s footsteps as a writer at the Miami Beach Sun, he was encouraged to change his last name so there’d be no show of favoritism when he was hired. He and his father, now 88 years old, own horses together under the name Silver Lake Stable. Their first homebred, Ann’s Smart Dancer, is a multiple PA-bred stakes winner. One of his sons, Jeffrey, is a trainer at Penn National. Donnelly currently calls charts for Equibase.
Sally Cousins and Tsunami (now known as "Sue") are accepted for their sixth Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Tsunami (Roanoke--Tsu Tsu Slew) raced 24 times including at Parx Racing. Cheer on your hometown mare this week! ... See MoreSee Less
Sue was accepted!
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Our own Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association is one of 6 organizations approved to receive new marketing funds! READ and SHARE with your PA friends: tharacing.com/pennsylvania-raci...
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You've been asking...now here they are - the photos from the Horsemen's Awards Banquet, honoring the best of Parx Racing in 2016. Feel free to tag and share!
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