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Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:33 am

New Parx racing secretary Sam Elliott sees “untapped potential”

The definition of a “renaissance man” is a “person with many talents or areas of knowledge.” That could very well sum up Sam Elliott, who brings a wealth of experience gained from many different aspects of the horse racing industry to his new position as Director of Racing and racing secretary at Parx in Bensalem, Pa.

http://www.theracingbiz.com/2015/01/16/ ... potential/
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PJMIII wrote:New Parx racing secretary Sam Elliott sees “untapped potential”

The definition of a “renaissance man” is a “person with many talents or areas of knowledge.” That could very well sum up Sam Elliott, who brings a wealth of experience gained from many different aspects of the horse racing industry to his new position as Director of Racing and racing secretary at Parx in Bensalem, Pa.

http://www.theracingbiz.com/2015/01/16/ ... potential/
Sam Elliot...renaissance man.

That might be the funniest thing I ever heard.
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Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:20 am

Parx jockeys must sign waiver to be insured

Jockeys at Parx racetrack near Philadelphia have been told that they will not be covered by the track’s new insurance policy as of March 19 if the riders do not sign an indemnity waiver acknowledging the risks of riding horses at the track, according to riders and copies of the letters distributed to the jockeys.

http://www.drf.com/news/parx-jockeys-mu ... be-insured
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:13 am

Real Solution Among 2014 PA-Bred Champions

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has named its champions and leaders for 2014.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -champions
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PJMIII wrote:Parx jockeys must sign waiver to be insured

Jockeys at Parx racetrack near Philadelphia have been told that they will not be covered by the track’s new insurance policy as of March 19 if the riders do not sign an indemnity waiver acknowledging the risks of riding horses at the track, according to riders and copies of the letters distributed to the jockeys.

http://www.drf.com/news/parx-jockeys-mu ... be-insured

Jockeys' Guild, Parx Racing Reach Agreement

The Jockeys' Guild has reached an agreement with Parx Racing, resolving their dispute in a manner that will not alter the current on-track accident policy at the Pennsylvania track.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -agreement
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Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:23 am

Parx: Good stakes fields on tap

The first stakes races of the Parx season this Saturday have come up strong.

The Parx Derby and the Parx Oaks, both $75,000 races at a mile and 70 yards, are new to the schedule.


http://www.drf.com/news/parx-good-stakes-fields-tap
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Mon May 18, 2015 9:29 am

From Brisnet

Undefeated Cyclogenisis (Stormy Atlantic) makes his three-year-old debut on Monday against 11 rivals in the $100,000 Tom Ridge S. at Presque Isle Downs. The George Weaver trainee hasn't been seen in competition since running his mark to a perfect two-for-two with a 5 3/4-length score in the Laurel Futurity on September 27. Prior to that, the gray colt took his maiden debut at Saratoga on August 18 by three lengths. Trevor McCarthy, who celebrated his 21st birthday on Saturday, was aboard for the Laurel Futurity and stays aboard for the Tom Ridge. Cyclogenisis just returned to the worktab on April 6 at Palm Beach Downs in Florida and has posted four total works this season, including a 1:03 1/5 five-furlong move on May 4. Others entered in the six-furlong Tapeta contest include multiple stakes winner Control Stake (Discreetly Mine), who is 7-4-2-1 in his career; Charlie's Brother (With Distinction) and Fast Flying Rumor (West Acre), the respective one-two in Tampa Bay Downs' Sophomore S. on April 4; and synthetic track stakes winners Serious Talk (Forestry) and Duff (Candy Ride)..
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PJMIII wrote:From Brisnet

Undefeated Cyclogenisis (Stormy Atlantic) makes his three-year-old debut on Monday against 11 rivals in the $100,000 Tom Ridge S. at Presque Isle Downs. The George Weaver trainee hasn't been seen in competition since running his mark to a perfect two-for-two with a 5 3/4-length score in the Laurel Futurity on September 27. Prior to that, the gray colt took his maiden debut at Saratoga on August 18 by three lengths. Trevor McCarthy, who celebrated his 21st birthday on Saturday, was aboard for the Laurel Futurity and stays aboard for the Tom Ridge. Cyclogenisis just returned to the worktab on April 6 at Palm Beach Downs in Florida and has posted four total works this season, including a 1:03 1/5 five-furlong move on May 4. Others entered in the six-furlong Tapeta contest include multiple stakes winner Control Stake (Discreetly Mine), who is 7-4-2-1 in his career; Charlie's Brother (With Distinction) and Fast Flying Rumor (West Acre), the respective one-two in Tampa Bay Downs' Sophomore S. on April 4; and synthetic track stakes winners Serious Talk (Forestry) and Duff (Candy Ride)..
Cyclogenisis remained perfect with a win in the Tom Ridge Stakes at Presque Isle Downs.
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Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:25 am

From Brisnet

Stallwalkin' Dude (City Place) returns off a 15-day break to head a field of nine runners in Saturday's $100,000 Donald LeVine Memorial H. going seven furlongs at Parx Racing. The David Jacobson-trained five-year-old put together a four-race win streak before seeing his skein snapped last out with a runner-up finish in the June 5 True North S. (G2) at Belmont Park. The bay gelding got the best of dual Grade 1 winner Dads Caps (Discreet Cat) by a neck in that contest, and keeps jockey Angel Cruz in the irons for this one. Others of note in the field include multiple stakes victor Service for Ten (Service Stripe) and Grade 2 hero Coup de Grace (Tapit), the respective second and fifth in the Maryland Sprint H. (G3) most recently in mid-May, as well as last out Carter H. (G1) third Dream Saturday (Any Given Saturday).
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PJMIII wrote:From Brisnet

Stallwalkin' Dude (City Place) returns off a 15-day break to head a field of nine runners in Saturday's $100,000 Donald LeVine Memorial H. going seven furlongs at Parx Racing. The David Jacobson-trained five-year-old put together a four-race win streak before seeing his skein snapped last out with a runner-up finish in the June 5 True North S. (G2) at Belmont Park. The bay gelding got the best of dual Grade 1 winner Dads Caps (Discreet Cat) by a neck in that contest, and keeps jockey Angel Cruz in the irons for this one. Others of note in the field include multiple stakes victor Service for Ten (Service Stripe) and Grade 2 hero Coup de Grace (Tapit), the respective second and fifth in the Maryland Sprint H. (G3) most recently in mid-May, as well as last out Carter H. (G1) third Dream Saturday (Any Given Saturday).
Nice win for A. P. Indian.
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Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:55 am

Presque Isle Downs Facing Deer Problem

After cancelling five races due to deer on the track on June 22, Presque Isle Downs continues to face safety issues from the area critters.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... er-problem
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Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:48 am

Parx Racing, PTHA unveil $20 million Parx Racing Fall Festival

Parx Racing and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (PTHA) have announced the creation of an annual $20 million Parx Racing Fall Festival that will commence on August 29 and continue through October 20.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=49431
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Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:46 pm

Scott on TVG just announced that Presque Isle has cancelled racing again today, due to deer on the grounds. I have to wonder what the heck the track management has been doing about the problem.
While I don't think that shooting the deer is a kind solution (and definitely bad for racing's already-challenged animal welfare image ;) ), wouldn't having a couple of wolfy-looking sheep-herding dogs patrol the edge of the track help? Maybe before the first race and again around the 4th race?
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Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:19 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Scott on TVG just announced that Presque Isle has cancelled racing again today, due to deer on the grounds. I have to wonder what the heck the track management has been doing about the problem.
While I don't think that shooting the deer is a kind solution (and definitely bad for racing's already-challenged animal welfare image ;) ), wouldn't having a couple of wolfy-looking sheep-herding dogs patrol the edge of the track help? Maybe before the first race and again around the 4th race?
http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... dition.cgi
Presque Isle Downs canceled its entire live racing card Monday due to ongoing safety concerns with the local deer population's infiltrating the racetrack. This marks the third time in the past week that the Erie, Pennsylvania, course has lost races because of the deer situation. Last Monday, racing was canceled after the 3RD race, and the program was called off after the 4TH race on Sunday. The Blood-Horse's Tom LaMarra reports that Presque Isle officials and the Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association are seeking instructions from the Pennsylvania Game Commission as well as the commonwealth's Department of Agriculture on how to proceed...
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Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:32 pm

Coffee Clique, Testa Rossi headline Penny Memorial

Graded stakes winners Coffee Clique (Medaglia d'Oro) and Testa Rossi (Dr Fong) each seek to halt losing streaks in Saturday's $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial H. (G3) at Parx Racing, a 1 1/16-mile grass event for fillies and mares.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=49467
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PJMIII wrote:Coffee Clique, Testa Rossi headline Penny Memorial

Graded stakes winners Coffee Clique (Medaglia d'Oro) and Testa Rossi (Dr Fong) each seek to halt losing streaks in Saturday's $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial H. (G3) at Parx Racing, a 1 1/16-mile grass event for fillies and mares.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=49467
Coffee Clique Proves Best in James Penny

Amerman Racing's grade I winner Coffee Clique relaxed just off the pace before motoring to the lead in the final sixteenth and winning $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 4 at Parx Racing.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ames-penny
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Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:26 am

Living the Life repeats in Presque Isle Downs Masters

Living the Life became the third repeat winner in the nine-year history of the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters (G2) when she made a late, inside bid to catch 6-5 favorite Leigh Court by three parts of a length in the 6 1/2-furlong dash Monday night.

http://www.twinspires.com/blog/2015/9/7 ... ns-masters
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Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:51 pm

Heart to Heart Heads PTHA President's Cup

Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Heart to Heart heads this year's edition of the $200,000 PTHA President's Cup Stakes at Parx Racing on Sept. 12, joined by Divine Oath and last year's winner, Margano.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... idents-cup
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Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:16 pm

Parx pushes start of meet back one week to Feb. 20

Parx Racing has moved back the beginning of its 2016 meet from Feb. 13 to Feb. 20 because the installation of a new safety rail has taken longer than expected and delayed the reopening of the track for training.

http://www.drf.com/news/parx-pushes-sta ... eek-feb-20
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Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:18 am

Parx delays opening of track for training until Monday

Parx Racing is pushing back the reopening of its track for training until Monday.

Parx had been scheduled to open for “limited training” on Friday, but Sam Elliott, the track’s director of racing, said late Thursday afternoon that the track was not quite ready and that track superintendent Gerard Weipert needed to finish leveling the base around the inner part of the racing surface.


http://www.drf.com/news/parx-delays-ope ... til-monday
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