Parx Racing

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Luis Ocasio, 19, won 107 races and had purse earnings of more than $2.8 million in the United States last year.
Luis Ocasio, who was named the leading apprentice rider in North America at the Eclipse Awards dinner at Gulfstream Park last Saturday, is the third Mid-Atlantic rider in the last five years to win the award.Full Story >>
September 25, 2016
It says much about Songbird that the words “brilliant” and “dominant” haven’t been able to do her real justice for quite some time if you want to accurately describe her qualities as a race horse, and her position vis a vis her contemporaries. For ...
September 22, 2016
It's getting a little riduclous, these fillies and mares ridden by Mike Smith who are so reluctant to lose.
September 21, 2016
Nyquist has been out of sight and nearly everyone's mind since finishing fourth in the Haskell. He had been training at Del Mar, but Doug O'Neill thought a change of scenery would help the cause – there was something about a growth spurt – so he ...
December 16, 2015
Sam Elliott, the director of racing at Parx, was invited to attend the recent meeting of the American Graded Stakes Committee in Lexington, Ky., as an observer.
September 17, 2015
I am leaning strongly to Gimme Da Lute in the Pennsylvania Derby for a few reasons. There is very little early speed in the race, so he may be able to control the race from the front. And this colt is hot right now.
July 09, 2015
I like Ben’s Cat in the Parx Dash, but this is no easy spot. The five-furlong race will be over so fast that good and bad luck likely will determine the outcome.
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 ...