Category: Racing

Will Take Charge #7 with Luis Saez riding won the $1,000,000 Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania on Saturday June 21, 2013.  Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO.

Important Notice for Trainers Regarding Workmen’s Comp Insurance Requirements

The New Jersey workmen’s compensation insurance certificates are only acceptable at Parx Racing from ship-in trainers from Monmouth Park, and are only valid during that track’s racing season (April 22, 2017 through October 31, 2017). Parx Racing officials will not accept New Jersey workmen’s compensation certificates under any other circumstances. In addition the PTHA office will keep a copy of […]

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Important Notice for Horsemen & Private Veterinarians

Important Notice for Horsemen & Private Veterinarians

On December 1, 2016, the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission released an important notice for horsemen and private veterinarians. As of January 1, 2017, per PA Code, Title 58, Section 163.302, all containers of medications must be labeled properly and by prescription. All containers are subject to testing, and any that are not properly labeled or ones that do not […]

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PA Derby Bonus Looks to Attract Triple Crown Winners

PA Derby Bonus Looks to Attract Triple Crown Winners

Over the past half-decade, the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G2) has grown into a premiere fall event for some of the best three-year-olds in the country. Beginning with future multiple Grade 1 winner and stakes record-holder To Honor and Serve in 2011, the PA Derby has drawn an impressive roster of horses, including 2014 Kentucky Derby (and future Dubai World […]

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PSHRC Notices

PSHRC Notices

The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission has established a new fee schedule for licensing. Please see the linked PDF for full details.

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2015 Parx Racing Horsemen’s Awards Nominees

2015 Parx Racing Horsemen’s Awards Nominees

LEADING TRAINER Ramon Preciado LEADING “B” TRAINER Miguel Vera LEADING OWNER Barbara Hopkins LEADING “B” OWNER J.A.G. Racing & Jettany Thoroughbred Corp. LEADING APPRENTICE JOCKEY Michael Ritvo LEADING JOCKEY Frankie Pennington WINNINGEST HORSE After the Bell TWO-YEAR-OLD COLT or GELDING Big Louie D Bird of Trey Morning Fire TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLY Cathryn Sophia Disco Rose Eighth Wonder Little Cyclone Lucy N […]

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Safety Requirements for Helmets & Vests

Safety Requirements for Helmets & Vests

ARCI-008-010(Z)(1): Any person mounted on a horse or stable pony on association grounds must wear a properly secured safety helmet at all times. Additionally, all members of the starting gate crew must adhere to this regulation at all times while performing their duties or handling a horse. For the purpose of this regulation, a member of the starting crew means […]

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Bird of Trey captures the PA Nursery. ©Nikki Sherman

Bird of Trey Flies Home to Win PA Nursery

Two of the best two year-olds in Pennsylvania had already squared off twice before the running of the Commonwealth’s most prestigious race for juveniles, the $100,000 Pennsylvania Nursery Saturday at Parx. In both races, Morning Fire had bested Bird of Trey, but when the big money was on the line, it was Bird of Trey who turned the tables, ran […]

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New Claiming Rules for Parx & Penn National

New Claiming Rules for Parx & Penn National

Effective August 29, 2015 Voiding of Claims 1. In the event a horse dies during a claiming race or is euthanized on the racetrack during a claiming race, any claim made on that horse will be declared void; 2. In the event that a horse is vanned off the racetrack after a claiming race, that horse will be taken to the […]

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Tightend Touchdown takes the Parx Dash (G3). Photo ©Barbara Weidl/EQUI-PHOTO

Tightend Touchdown Upsets as Longshots Rule Parx Dash

Mr. Amore Stable’s Tightend Touchdown sat a perfect stalking trip off front runner Bold Thunder, finally forged ahead with a sixteenth to go and then held off the late charge of longshot Mongolian Saturday to win Saturday’s $200,000 G3 Parx Dash by a head in a race dominated by big prices. Mongolian Saturday was second at 51-1 while 43-1 shot […]

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

New Racing Dates for 2015-16 & Creation of New Fall Festival

Parx Racing® and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) announce the creation of a new, annual $20 Million Parx Racing® Fall Festival that will commence on Saturday, August 29, 2015, and continue through October 20, 2015. By doubling purse levels throughout the two month festival, Parx and the PTHA have created a signature racing meet that will attract top horse […]

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