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Kathleen DeMasi

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Kathleen DeMasi

Hall of Fame Trainer

Biography: Kathleen DeMasi is one of the most respected trainers at Parx Racing, where she is also a longtime board member of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. Her expertise with racehorses has regularly propelled her to the top 10% of the trainer standings, and she is making history as the very first female trainer to be inducted into the Parx Racing Hall of Fame, of which she serves as Chairman.

DeMasi saddled her first horse – also her first winner – in 1984 and will soon pass the 1,200-victory mark for her career. She trained Pennsylvania-Bred Turf Filly of the Year Merry Princess, who won three stakes races, as well as her stakes-winning son Merry’s Honor. Her many other stakes winners include Tj’s Tuff as Nails, Tuff Partners, Joya Real, Sailor’s Revenge and Winchill. The latter currently stands at Pointer Farm in Pennsylvania on behalf of DeMasi and her husband Greg’s Pewter Stable, and DeMasi is excited to train his offspring when they hit the track.

Stakes Wins:
2017 – The Very One S. – Everything Lovely
2016 – Blue Sparkler S. – Joya Real
2015 – Blue Sparkler S. – Joya Real
2014 – Auld Lang Syne S. – Sailor’s Revenge
2014 – Fort Monmouth S. – Joya Real
2014 – Marshall Jenney H. – Merry’s Honor
2013 – First Responder S. – Winchill
2010 – George Rosenberger Memorial S. – Domestic Bliss
2008 – Caught in the Rain H. – Tuff Partners
2006 – Queen Lib H. – Beautiful East
2005 – Goldfinch H. – Eastern Gale
2004 – Girl Powder H. – Eastern Gale
2002 – Buckland S. – Merry Princess
2002 – Phoenix S. – Merry Princess
2002 – The Very One S. – Merry Princess
1994 – Lewis Morris S. – Tj’s Tuff as Nails
1994 – Breeders’ Cup Christiana S. – Tj’s Tuff as Nails
1993 – Jersey Jumper S. – Tj’s Tuff as Nails