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  • Kent S. (DEL) – Are You Kidding Me, trainer Roger Attfield, owners Ronald Kirk, John Bates, and Michael Riordan
  • Dr. Theresa Garofalo Memorial S.- PA-bred (PRX) – Classy Coco, trainer Bernie Houghton, owner Michael Cox, bred in Pennsylvania by Jonathan Thorne and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Abbott
  • Roanoke S.- PA-bred (PRX) – Norman Asbjornson, trainer Carlos Mancilla, owners Thomas McClay and Harry Nye, bred in Pennsylvania by Thomas McClay, Harry Nye, and Horseshoe Valley Equine
  • Marshall Jenney H..-PA-bred (PRX) – This Ain’t No Bull, trainer Cynthia Reese, owner Cavanaugh Breen Farm , bred in Pennsylvania by Classic Thoroughbreds XVIII
  • Banjo Picker Sprint S. – PA-bred (PRX) — Fersmiley, trainer Lisa Guerrero, owners Half Hollow Racing, Triple F Stable and Ira Keeperman, bred in Pennsylvania by Patricia Leigh Wood & Moss Creek Farm
  • Mrs. Penny S. – PA-bred (PRX) — Ski Holiday, trainer Graham Motion, owner Augustin Stable, bred in Pennsylvania by George Strawbridge Jr.

In our LookBack, we follow up on some of last week’s top stories, plus some other notes of interest…

  • Parx put on a big, Pennsylvania-bred show this weekend, featuring five state-bred stakes on Saturday (writeup here).  Two favorites — Norman Asbjornson (7-5) and Fersmiley (even money) — won, while Ski Holiday (14.90-1) was the longest shot winner.  Kendrick Carmouche took two of the five races.  Handle for the card rose about six percent over last year’s Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races, to a bit more than $1.5 million.
  • The Grade 3 Kent, the final graded stake of the season at Delaware Park, ran on Saturday (writeup here).  Canadian invader Are You Kidding Me got the jump on his rivals, grabbing the early lead and never looking back en route to a four-length win.  Michael With Us and Hard Enough, who’d comprised the exacta in Monmouth’s Restoration Stakes, ran two-three here.
  • We wrote last week about bridge jumpers hitting the races at Charles Town (here) — and the very next day, on Wednesday, there was a minor bout of bridge jumping.  Bettors pumped over $156,000 into the win-place-show pools for the eighth race that evening — nearly five times as much as any other race on the card — and made Hidden Canyon the 1-5 fave.  Fortunately for the jumpers, the horse did his part, cruising to an easy win and paying his backers the minimum, $2.20, to show.

(Featured image, of the Delaware Park paddock in the evening, by Vas.)