Banjo Picker

Starts1st2nd3rdEarnings
521687$648,865

2000 Bay Gelding by Swear by Dixie-Sean’s Gold, by U. S. Flag

Owner: Danny A. Limongelli
Trainer: Steven Krebs
Breeder: Elizabeth R. Houghton

Biography: Perhaps the greatest claim in the history of Philadelphia Park was the $15,000 slip dropped on Banjo Picker by trainer Steven Krebs for owner Danny Limongelli. The gelded son of Swear by Dixie became one of the most consistent and longest-lasting Pennsylvania-Breds of all time. His resume includes victories in the Devil’s Honor Handicap (twice), Le Grande Pos Handicap, Lyman Sprint Championship, and Power by Far Handicap – all at Philadelphia Park. He also won the Grade 3 Gravesend Handicap at Aqueduct. Parx Racing now hosts a PA-Bred stakes in his honor, called the Banjo Picker Stakes.

Career Highlights*:
1st: Gravesend Handicap (G3), Devil’s Honor Handicap (2x), Le Grande Pos Handicap, Lyman Sprint Championship Handicap, Power By Far Handicap
2nd: Lyman Sprint Handicap, Vincent A. Moscarelli Memorial Stakes
3rd: Devil’s Honor Handicap (2x), Hockessin Stakes, Lyman Sprint Championship Handicap, Vincent A. Moscarelli Memorial Handicap
*Keystone/Philadelphia Park/Parx races bold.