Tag: Pennsylvania Horse Racing

Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. celebrates his victory with 108/1 Hollywood Talent in Saturday's Grade 3 Parx Turf Monster Stakes. (Image: Joe Labozzetta/EQUI-PHOTO)

Give 108/1 Hollywood Talent the Oscar for Biggest Upset of the Weekend

Hollywood Talent and his 108/1 odds pulled off an Oscar-winning performance for bettors on Saturday, capturing the Grade 3 Turf Monster Stakes at Parx Racing for his first graded-stakes victory. Hollywood Talent waited a long time for his first graded-stakes score, which came in his 52nd career race. The 10-year-old […]

Hot Rod Charlie and trainer Doug O'Neill get a prime opportunity to win their first Grade 1 in Saturday's Pennsylvania Derby at Parx. (Image: Sarah Andrew)

Hot Rod Charlie and Midnight Bourbon Seek Grade 1 Glory in Penn Derby

The Pennsylvania Derby, your traditional last major 3-year-old race of the season, returns after a COVID-related year absence. And the Penn Derby returns, asking the pressing question concerning a couple of decorated sophomore runners: Will either Hot Rod Charlie or Midnight Bourbon finally get that elusive Grade 1 victory? If […]

You saw Medina Spirit and John Velazquez capture August's Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar. You won't see the pair in Saturday's Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby. Trainer Bob Baffert scratched the Kentucky Derby winner after he drew an outside post. (Image: Benoit Photo)

Citing Post Draw, Baffert Scratches Medina Spirit from Penn Derby

Bob Baffert scratched Medina Spirit from Saturday’s Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx on Tuesday after the Kentucky Derby winner and 2/1 morning-line favorite drew an outside post that Baffert found troubling. Medina Spirit drew post 9 in the 10-horse Pennsylvania Derby field. That put his two chief competitors, Hot […]

The Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Stakes return to Parx Racing after taking last year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Image: Parx Racing)

After COVID Hiatus, Pennsylvania Derby Returns to the Fall Schedule

The two marquee events on Parx Racing’s schedule – the Pennsylvania Derby and the Cotillion Stakes – are returning to the Pennsylvania track’s schedule after a year’s hiatus. The track announced its 2021 fall stakes schedule on Tuesday. The $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, one of the fall’s signature 3-year-old races, […]