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April 2022

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Manuel "Manny" Mendez passed away at home on March 12, 2022. He was a long time Assistant Trainer to Phil Aristone and will be missed by the entire backstretch at Parx Racing, where he worked for decades. Manny Mendez On Monday, Chris Landicini Jr., 68 of Egg Harbor City passed away with his family by his side on March 25, 2022. Chris was born in Newcomb Hospital on October 29, 1953 to the Late Christopher Landicini Sr. and Frances (Mastrobuono) Landicini. 3-YEAR-OLD & UP FILLIES AND MARES LONG - TURF DIVISION$100,000 DAHLIA STAKESDATE: April 23, 2022CLOSING: April 9, 2022TRACK: Laurel ParkDISTANCE: 1 MileSURFACE: Turf$100,000 NESHAMINY STAKESDATE: June 14, 2022CLOSING:TRACK: Parx RacingDISTANCE: 1 1/16 milesSURFACE: Turf$100,000 BIG DREYFUS STAKESDATE: July 16, 2022CLOSING:TRACK: HORSEMEN U: A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION RESOURCE To assist you in complying with Continuing Education regulations, the California Thoroughbred Trainers, Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have partnered to create a website to meet the Continuing Education (CE)

PTHA Offices and HPA Store will be closing early on Good Friday at 1 pm! May this Easter fill your hearts with new hope and faith. May this Spring season bring a lot of success and trips to the Winner's Circle.

Parx Racing and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, (PTHA), are pleased to announce the creation of the first Parx/PTHA Spring Starter Series. The series offers both sprint and route divisions for horses three years old and upward, of both sexes, which

By Danielle GibsonAccomplished horseman and trainer John Rodriguez is retiring after a 37- year career. Growing up in Salem, New Hampshire, just 3 miles from Rockingham Park, there was no doubt John would become a trainer, following in the footsteps