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Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:39 pm
by PJMIII
Swift Warrior, a two-time Grade 3 stakes winner early this season who was beaten less than a length in a Grade 2 event two starts back, appears to hold a distinct class advantage in Saturday’s $250,000 Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association President’s Cup at Parx Racing.

http://www.drf.com/news/parx-racing-swi ... idents-cup

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:39 am
by PJMIII
PJMIII wrote:Swift Warrior, a two-time Grade 3 stakes winner early this season who was beaten less than a length in a Grade 2 event two starts back, appears to hold a distinct class advantage in Saturday’s $250,000 Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association President’s Cup at Parx Racing.

http://www.drf.com/news/parx-racing-swi ... idents-cup
From Brisnet

Swift Warrior (First Samurai), a multiple Grade 3 winner earlier in the season, outclassed eight rivals to take Saturday's $250,000 PTHA President's Cup at Parx Racing by 1 1/4 lengths. The 4-5 favorite in the nine-furlong grass test run on firm ground, the five-year-old finished up in 1:47 4/5 under Jose Ortiz. Campaigned by James Covello and James Dolan, the John Terranova trainee landed the John B. Connally Turf Cup (G3) and Tampa Bay S. (G3) last winter, but had placed in just one of three subsequent starts, finishing a close third in the Colonial Turf Cup (G2) two back. His record now stands at 24-7-2-8, $616,853.

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:42 pm
by PJMIII
Presque Isle Downs: Primed for Passion seeks fifth straight win in HBPA Stakes

Primed for Passion will look for her fifth win in as many starts this year in the $100,000 HBPA Stakes for older fillies and mares Thursday evening at Presque Isle Downs. It is the final card of the 100-day Presque Isle meet, and the race will be run as the fifth of eight races.

http://www.drf.com/news/presque-isle-do ... bpa-stakes

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:57 pm
by dustino140
Always a shame to see Presque Isle closing up for the meet. No, I'm not being sarcastic.

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:25 pm
by Somnambulist
dustino140 wrote:Always a shame to see Presque Isle closing up for the meet. No, I'm not being sarcastic.
Yes, what will you do on your slow nights off?

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:28 pm
by dustino140
Somnambulist wrote:
dustino140 wrote:Always a shame to see Presque Isle closing up for the meet. No, I'm not being sarcastic.
Yes, what will you do on your slow nights off?
Nights off? Heck, I generally catch the first two races from work on RTN, bet the 3rd from the highway and then catch the rest from home. #bachelorlife

If the gigantic $1,050 Pick 6 carryover makes it until Thursday, I'm taking down the entire pool.

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:33 pm
by Somnambulist
dustino140 wrote:Nights off? Heck, I generally catch the first two races from work on RTN, bet the 3rd from the highway and then catch the rest from home. #bachelorlife
The novacaine hasn't worn off and laughing.. not smart. I'm wearing beer now. Wow that's attractive.

I hope they move that filly that almost beat Groupie Doll up in class or something. KEE calls.

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:38 pm
by dustino140
Somnambulist wrote:
dustino140 wrote:Nights off? Heck, I generally catch the first two races from work on RTN, bet the 3rd from the highway and then catch the rest from home. #bachelorlife
The novacaine hasn't worn off and laughing.. not smart. I'm wearing beer now. Wow that's attractive.

I hope they move that filly that almost beat Groupie Doll up in class or something. KEE calls.
Beer and Burger King...can you say dream woman?

The trainer said that there is a good chance she would go to Keeneland assuming she comes out of the Masters ok. She's now 7-6-1-0 on synthetics.

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:07 pm
by PJMIII
Dick Jerardi: Stephen Got Bud has danced every dance

Just about every track in America has a horse like Stephen Got Bud, the horse who, once he finds his proper level of competition, runs the same race month after month. In a game marked by inconsistency, bettors love the consistent horse.

http://www.drf.com/news/dick-jerardi-st ... very-dance

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:05 am
by PJMIII
Penn National Sets Average Handle Record

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course posted a record daily average pari-mutuel handle for its 197-night meet in 2013, a track official said Dec. 30.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... dle-record

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:36 am
by PJMIII
Dick Jerardi: Parx Racing horsemen waiting out another quarantine

The weather has impacted every track in the Mid-Atlantic this winter. Parx Racing got a double dose of weather and illness that has had the track playing catch-up for months.

http://www.drf.com/news/dick-jerardi-pa ... quarantine

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:40 am
by PJMIII
Parx Racing: Indian Jones honored as track's best of 2013

Indian Jones, who in the span of slightly more than three months went from being claimed for $25,000 to within a whisker of winning a Grade 3 stakes, received three major awards, including Pennsylvania’s horse of the year for 2013, during the annual awards dinner of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association on Wednesday night at Parx Racing.

http://www.drf.com/news/parx-racing-ind ... -best-2013

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:24 am
by PJMIII
Penn National adds five Wednesday cards in May, June

In an attempt to make up for numerous programs that were wiped out by a severe winter in central Pennsylvania, Penn National Race Course has added five Wednesday race cards during May and June.

http://www.drf.com/news/penn-national-a ... s-may-june

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 7:11 am
by PJMIII
From Brisnet

Multiple stakes winner Jose Sea View (Badge of Silver) heads a field of eight three-year-olds in Monday's $100,000 Tom Ridge S. at Presque Isle Downs. The bay gelding captured his stakes debut in the Fitz Dixon Jr. Memorial Juvenile S. over this track in September and looks to add a third stakes score to his resume in the six-furlong sprint over the Tapeta. Grade 3-placed Cee 'n O (Silver Train) is still looking for his first stakes and is entered in here off a 9 1/4-length optional claiming victory at Gulfstream Park in March. Other contenders include Bray's Secret (Denis of Cork), who was last seen running third in the Fitz Dixon J. Memorial Juvenile, and Mister Pollard (Pollard's Vision), who exits a runner-up finish in the Bachelor S. at Oaklawn Park last month.

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:03 am
by PJMIII
Penn National Brings Back Harrisburg Series

The Harrisburg Starter Handicap Series, a mainstay of the Pennsylvania racing program more than three decades ago, is returning to the racing calendar at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... urg-series

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:19 am
by PJMIII
From Brisnet

Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger's Falling Sky (Lion Heart) dropped in class to score his third stakes in Saturday's $100,000 Donald LeVine Memorial H. at Parx. The four-year-old colt made his move near the top of the stretch to take the lead and held on at the wire for a half-length victory. The George Weaver trainee went seven furlongs on the fast main track in 1:21 4/5 with Edgar Prado aboard. Traffic Light, 2-1 favorite and 2013 winner of this race, finished a game third. Falling Sky was coming off a 10th-place finish in the Churchill Downs S. (G2) earlier last month. The bay has a career line which reads 13-5-1-1 and $385,118 in lifetime earnings...

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:05 am
by PJMIII
From Brisnet, Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Awesome Flower (Flower Alley) came with a game rally in the stretch of Sunday's $100,000 Windward at Presque Isle Downs, briefly dueled with pacesetter Stoptalkingmaria (Whywhywhy), then put that rival away and drew off for a 2 1/4-length victory as the 8-5 favorite under jockey Ron Allen Jr. The Mike Maker pupil tracked in midpack early but finished up in 1:36 4/5 for a mile on the Tapeta all-weather surface. Awesome Flower paid $5.80 for earning her third career stakes win and advancing her scorecard to 25-7-4-5, $354,703.

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:15 am
by PJMIII
Besecker transfers successful business formula to racetrack

Interesting article by Dick Jerardi.

http://www.drf.com/news/jerardi-besecke ... -racetrack

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:38 am
by PJMIII
Assateague leads all the way in Penny Memorial

Assateague seized the initiative at the start and never came under serious pressure leading wire to wire in Tuesday's Grade 3, $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial at Parx Racing, earning her first graded stakes victory with a 2 1/4-length decision.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=45279

Re: Pennsylvania Racing

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:26 am
by PJMIII
Jerardi: Pennsylvania Derby lures the big horse, nears Grade 1 status

The Pennsylvania Derby was run on Labor Day from 1990 to 2009, a nice race for 3-year-olds that had very little national juice. It was too close to the Travers and too far from the Breeders’ Cup to attract the best horses in the division.

http://www.drf.com/news/jerardi-pennsyl ... e-1-status