Parx Racing

Pennsylvania Breeders Reeling But Determined to Fight Back

A day after receiving the potentially devastating news that as much as 80% of the slots money that goes to purses in the state of Pennsylvania may be diverted elsewhere, leaders of the state's breeding industry began to plot a campaign that they hope will convince politicians that the industry must be protected. Tuesday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf unveiled a budget proposal which called for $204 million to be taken out of the Race Horse Development Fund and diverted to a program that would provide college scholarships for Pennsylvania residents....

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Second Annual Million Dollar Pa Day at the Races Saturday

The second annual Million Dollar Pennsylvania Day at the Races-a day to honor the breeding program in the Commonwealth-will be held at Parx Racing this Saturday. The loaded 12-race card features five $100,000 stakes races for Pennsylvania-breds-Dr. Teresa Garofalo Memorial S.; Mrs. Penny S.; Roanoke S.; Banjo Picker Sprint S.; and Marshall Jenney H. Monongahela (K One King), an impressive last out winner of the GIII Philip H. Iselin S. at Monmouth Park June 22, is the 2-5 morning-line favorite in the Roanoke. He is also entered in Saturday's GI...

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$20 Million Parx Racing Fall Festival Created

Parx Racing and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (PTHA) announced Friday the creation of the $20 Million Parx Racing Fall Festival from Aug. 29-Oct. 20. The purse level at the Bensalem oval will be doubled for the meet duration of 32 live race days, with the aim of increasing field size, enhancing betting interest and drawing new fans to the racetrack. During the past several years, Parx and the PTHA have built up the Fall Festival around the $1 million GII Pennsylvania Derby, won in 2015 by GI Breeders' Cup...

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