Ladies Day at Parx Racing

Posted: September 30, 2011

Ladies Day at Parx Racing

   While the G2 $750,000 Cotillion Stakes is the centerpiece of the Saturday program at Parx Racing, it is also Ladies Day at the Bensalem race track. The day includes gifts for all ladies in attendance, an eleven race card featuring all fillies and mares, and a female jockey competition in support of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation for breast cancer research.

   The track will open at 11 a.m. Saturday. The eleven races are all carded for fillies and mares and include three stakes, the $100,000 PHBA Distaff, the $150,000 Brandywine Stakes and the G2 $750,000 Cotillion Stakes. The Distaff is headed by the feel-good story of the year at Parx, Ann's Smart Dancer, a three year-old filly named for the late wife of Inquirer turf writer and handicapper Craig Donnelly as she looks for her fourth stakes victory of the year. The Brandywine is for two year-old fillies, all still hoping to state their case for end of year divisional honors.

   Some of the very best female riders in the country will be at the track Saturday to compete in the "Ladies Challenge," a three-race competition in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the foundation dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment, and the search for a cure for breast cancer.

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