March 31, 1995 |
Seven boys, all looking for Kentucky Derby berths, will be chasing the same girl here tomorrow in the $600,000 Jim Beam Stakes, and the oddsmakers say they'll never catch her. Serena's Song, the top-rated filly in America, is the 8-5 favorite in the 1 1/8-mile Grade II race at Turfway Park that has become a major prep for the Triple Crown. In the 1990s the Beam has produced two Kentucky Derby winners and winners of three other Triple Crown events. But win or lose, Serena's Song isn't going to the Derby.
September 17, 2014 |
This week, a horse will arrive from California and briefly turn a track on Street Road in Bensalem into the epicenter of North American thoroughbred racing. For at least a couple of minutes on Saturday, the sport will turn its eyes to Parx Racing, where Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome will bolt from the No. 1 gate in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. This year's race marks the first time a reigning Kentucky Derby winner will be in the field. Chrome, scheduled to arrive at Parx on Tuesday, was installed as the even-money favorite in the eight-horse field of 3-year-olds on Monday.
August 29, 2014 |
WHEN YOU are the director of racing at a track not in Kentucky, New York or California and your job is to make your signature stakes races as strong as possible, your task is always going to difficult. Every once in a great while, the stars align and you get everything you could have ever imagined. "To get the Kentucky Derby winner and Kentucky Oaks winner at our track on the same day is about as good it could get," said Sal Sinatra, the director of racing at Parx. On Sept. 20, Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is coming to run at Parx in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, just after Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable runs in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes.
April 30, 2013
Parx Racing will resume live racing Friday with a first post of 12:25 p.m. There also will be early wagering on Saturday's Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
May 13, 1986
The fact that the horses that came in first and second in the Kentucky Derby were the only ones not on medication should make owners and trainers stop and think. Edith C. McKay Bryn Mawr.
May 4, 2005 |
New Jersey residents can now dial in their horse-racing bets with a phone-wagering system that opened for business yesterday. The automated phone system is an addition to New Jersey Account Wagering, which started in October with the Internet-only service, www.4njbets.com. Dennis Dowd, a senior vice president for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, said that more than 3,000 accounts opened for the Internet and phone betting are expected to generate a projected handle of more than $35 million this year.
March 7, 2005 |
Finally, some Kentucky Derby buzz. From Florida to Arkansas to California, 3-year-olds were out in force Saturday trying to show whether they truly are contenders for the Derby just 2 months away. Afleet Alex and Declan's Moon won in their long-awaited seasonal debuts, while High Fly soared to victory in the 1 1/8-mile Fountain of Youth Stakes at Florida's Gulfstream Park. The results solidified Afleet Alex and Declan's Moon's rankings as 1-2 in the latest Run to the Roses' Top 10, while High Fly moves in for the first time at No. 4. Alex Afleet won the Mountain Valley Stakes at Hot Springs, Ark., while Declan's Moon won the $200,000 Santa Catalina Stakes in Arcadia, Calif.
March 29, 2012 |
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Union Rags has been made the 6-5 morning-line favorite in a field of nine horses entered for the $1 million Florida Derby on Saturday. The 11/8-mile race is a major prep race for the Kentucky Derby on May 5. Considered a leading contender for the Run for the Roses, Union Rags drew the No. 6 post at Wednesday's post-position draw. The 3-year-old colt is trained by Michael Matz, who won the 2006 Florida Derby and the Kentucky Derby with Barbaro. Union Rags will be ridden by Julien Leparoux.