Parx: 6 wins for Ruben Silvera, Jamie Ness

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Jamie Ness (far right) and Ruben Silvera teamed up with Exit Right and four other winners. Photo by Barbara Weidl/EQUI-PHOTO

Parx Racing branded its just-concluded racing week, which included seven stakes Monday and Tuesday and enhanced purses Wednesday, as Parx Madness.

Nobody embraced the madness more than trainer Jamie Ness and jockey Ruben Silvera.

The track’s leading trainer and jockey, respectively, solidified their positions Wednesday. Each posted six victories, and the two teamed up for five of those wins.

With his six wins, Silvera capped off a nine-win week at the Bensalem track. He now has 43 victories during the season at Parx. That’s 16 more than any other rider, and his $1.2 million in purse earnings to date there also are clearly best.

Ness also has a 16-win advantage over his nearest competitor. He has won 33 races at Parx this season, and his horses have earned a meet-leading total of over $970,000.

On Wednesday, Ness sent out 12 runners at Parx, with Silvera in the irons on eight of them. The duo teamed up to win the first three races on the card with Elusive Amelia, Kid d’Oro, and World Gone Wild. All were between 2-1 and 3-1, and none went off the favorite.

They also won race seven with Grit’n’grind, the 5-2 post-time choice, who rallied from fifth leaving the furlong grounds. And they teamed up to win once more, in the ninth race, with 1-2 choice Exit Right, an eight-length winner.

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Silvera concluded his day with a win in the nightcap aboard 10-1 outsider Mamaigotthis for trainer John Rodriguez. Silvera also finished second twice on the day.


In addition to his wins with Silvera up, Ness also sent out Divine Miracle to win the sixth race. Off at 2.70-1, Divine Miracle was piloted by Frankie Pennington.

Parx handled about $5.5 million on its 11-race card.