Turning for Home Day stakes results

by | Jun 23, 2019 | Breaking, PA Racing, Pennsylvania, Racing

Wildcat Combat won the Power by Far Stakes. Photo by Taylor Ejdys/EQUI-PHOTO.

Parx Racing held its annual Turning for Home Day Saturday. The day is designed to celebrate and support Turning for Home, the track’s nonprofit program that helps find homes for retired racehorses.

On the agenda were three added-money events: the Crowd Pleaser, the Power by Far, and the Turning for Home Starter Handicap.

CROWD PLEASER STAKES

  • For 3-year-old Pennsylvania-breds
  • Purse of $100,000
  • 1 1/16 miles on the dirt

Chilly in Charge made it look easy in the Crowd Pleaser, winning by a dozen lengths in 1:47.51 for 1 1/16 miles over a fast track. Under Frankie Pennington, he stalked the early pace before drawing away to the easy victory.

Chilly in Charge paid $3.80 as the odds-on favorite and now has won two straight and two of five overall. He has earned over $106,000.

He is trained by Miguel Vera for Newtown Anner Stud and was bred by Horseshoe Valley Equine Center LLC.

POWER BY FAR STAKES

  • For Pennsylvania-bred fillies and mares three-years-old and up
  • Purse of $100,000
  • 5 furlongs on the dirt (originally scheduled for five on the turf)

Five-year-old Wildcat Combat, a mare by Messner, won the first stake of her career when surging to a one-length victory under jockey Dexter Haddock. Her running time was 58.72 seconds for five furlongs on a fast main track in a race originally scheduled for the turf.

It was the sixth win of her career, from 18 starts, and pushed her career earnings to $270,005. She paid $17.80 to win as the third choice in the field of 10.

Wildcat Combat is trained by Miguel Penaloza for Lyno E. Maraspin. She was bred by Donald Brown, Jr.

TURNING FOR HOME STARTER HANDICAP

  • For horses that have started for a claiming price of $16,000 or less in 2018-2019
  • Purse of $75,000
  • 1 1/16 miles on the dirt¬†

His Royal Majesty didn’t start his 2019 season until June 1, but with the win in the Turning for Home Starter Handicap, he’s now two-for-two on the season — and enjoying the most lucrative year of his career. He rallied from well back under jockey Frankie Pennington win by three lengths going away in 1:46.71 for 1 1/16 miles on a fast main track.

His Royal Majesty now has five wins from 23 career starts, and he has earned over $136,000. He returned $34.60 to win in a wide-open, 11-horse field in which the favorite, Moon Gate Warrior, was 3-1.

His Royal Majesty is trained by Marcos Zulueta for Morris Kernan and M-Z Racing Partnership. He is a five-year-old Mutadda gelding who was bred by Ripplewood Farm LLC.