Parx Racing

YESTERDAY December 21, 2014
Parx Racing will offer a Christmas present of sorts to some starter-allowance runners Tuesday as purses have been boosted for two races on the track’s final card before the holiday.
December 17, 2014
As the Sept. 20 Pennsylvania Derby Day card was playing out, just about everybody was talking about the track bias that appeared to favor horses running on the rail. In the immediate aftermath, I was less sure there was a bias than most and decided to ...
December 06, 2014
The 2-year-old colt Nasa followed in the footsteps of his famous father, Smarty Jones, by winning Saturday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Nursery at Parx Racing.
November 16, 2014
A pair of horses with no previous success on dirt swept both stakes for 2-year-olds who spent 90 days or more in South Carolina on Sunday at Parx Racing.
September 23, 2014
The fundamental difference between the fantasy of sport and the reality of competition was on full, merciless display at Parx Racing last weekend, when California Chrome answered the bell but not much more while finishing sixth to the swift Bayern in ...
Saturday’s only downer was California Chrome finishing sixth in the Pennsylvania Derby, but horse racing rarely does happy endings. Other than that, there was nothing not to like about the biggest day in the history of Pennsylvania racing.
September 18, 2014
Before you go betting the ranch on California Chrome Saturday in the Pennsylvania Derby, you might want to consider some cautionary recent history.
Pennsylvania has earned the right to be called the center of the Thoroughbred racing universe at least for a day, and that day comes on Saturday when Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome headlines the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at ...
September 17, 2014
Beginning on Saturday, with the appearance of California Chrome in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, every 3-year-old who matters will be running somewhere in something important over the next two weekends.
September 16, 2014
If Spend a Buck and Smarty Jones, two horses with extensive local ties, did not make the Pennsylvania Derby, how could the race ever attract the Kentucky Derby winner?