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May 24th, 2021Article by Dick JerardiPhoto by Bill Denver / Equiphoto Lupe Preciado has started more than 12,000 horses. The Parx Hall of Fame trainer has won more than 2,000 races. The filly that got win No. 2,000 for him on

                      By Dick Jerardi           It was the first non-weekday/holiday, no mask live racing day at Parx Racing in more than a year. The picnic tables were jammed; the lines for food and drink long, the weather perfect on Memorial

June 7th, 2021by Dick Jerardi It took until the first Saturday of June, but after the Kentucky Derby exacta was 12-1 over 26-1 (the final official result to be determined who knows when) and an 11-1 Preakness winner, 2-year-old champion Essential

June 14th, 2021By Dick Jerardi Patience is a lost virtue in our 24/7 society. Once something becomes news, there is a mad rush to get to an immediate conclusion. It is amazing how often the initial “conclusion’’ turns out to be

NOTICE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE STATE HORSE RACNG COMMISSION Administrative Policy SHRC 2021-3 Amended ARCI Restricted Therapeutic Use — Clenbuterol (Thoroughbred Horses Only) The State Horse Racing Commission ("Commission"), in accordance with 9312 (6) of the Race Horse Industry Reform Act (3 Pa. C.