Around The Ovals
Trainer John Servis dominated in the $200,000 Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks at Monmouth Park getting the win with PA-Bred Leader of the Band with a perfectly timed ride by jockey Frankie Pennington for owner & breeder SMD Limited. PA-Bred Midnight Obsession ran a clear 3rd with jockey Paco Lopez for owner Main Line Racing Stable.
Forewarned got 2nd only losing by a head in after an extremely game effort at Thistledown in the $100,000 Best of Ohio Governor’s Buckeye Cup Stakes with jockey Sonny Leon for owner and trainer Uriah St. Lewis.
8/23/21 PA Day at the Races at Parx Racing
Previously unbeaten Chub Wagon(Hey Chub out of Takin The Plunge, by Lion Heart) placed second to Don’t Call Me Mary(El Padrino out of Monette, by Not For Love) after her only lifetime loss in our $100,000 Dr. Teresa Garofalo Memorial Stakes for Pennsylvania Breds at Parx Racing with jockey Jomar Torres aboard for the 6 furlongs for trainer Guadalupe Preciado and owner/breeder Daniel Lopez and George Chestnut.
Precious and jockey Frankie Pennington win the $100,000 Mrs. Penny Stakes for Pennsylvania Breds going to gate to wire in the One & 1/16th miles at Parx Racing for trainer John Servis for owner/ breeder Newell Thoroughbreds, LTD.
I AM Redeemed wins the $100,000 Storm Cat Stakes for Pennsylvania Breds with an exciting rail ride with jockey Abner Adorno for trainer Penny Pearce for owner/breeder Dr. Lawrence Rebbecchi, Jr. going 1 & 1/16th miles. Irish Cork rallied for a third place finish with jockey Jorge Vargas, Jr. for trainer John Servis and owner Irish-Three Racing LLC.
Admiral Abe and jockey Silvestre Gonzalez win edging away from the competition in the $100,000 Marshall Jenney Handicap for Pennsylvania Breds going 5 furlongs for trainer Robert Mosco and owner StefCon Racing. Smooth B ran 2nd by 1 3/4 lengths with jockey Frankie Pennington for trainer Butch Reid, Jr. and owner LC Racing LLC. Screen Saver got third with jockey Jorge Vargas, Jr. closing well on the leaders for trainer Scott Lake, owners Rich Ciavardone and Home Team Stables.
Fortheluvofbourbon and jockey Paco Lopez won the $100,000 Banjo Picker Sprint Stakes for Pennsylvania Breds after a stalking trip and winning a neck over the 2nd place finisher for trainer Michael Pino and owner Smart Angle LLP.
Pennsylvania Bred Beren wins the Parx Summer Sprint Stakes going 6 furlongs with jockey Frankie Pennington drawing off the field for trainer Butch Reid, Jr. for owners/breeders St. Omer’s Farm and Christopher Feifarek.
PA Bred Leader of the Band and jockey Frankie Pennington circle the field in a strong closing finish to place in the $150,000 Cathryn Sophia Stakes going 1 mile & 70 yards for trainer John Servis and owner/breeder SMD Limited.
The King Cheek and jockey Ruben Silvera came back on after taking the lead to show in the $300,000 Grade 3 Smarty Jones Stakes going 1 & 1/16th miles for trainer Jame Ness, owners Morris Kernan, Jr and Jagger, Inc.