The Jockey Club’s report of mares bred indicates that for the eighth straight year, fewer mares were bred than in the previous year.
Thirty-seven horses are catalogued in the online Wanamaker’s Pennsylvania-bred sale, which kicks off Sunday, December 4 and closes December 8.
Apprentice rider Jeiron Barbosa walked away with only an injured wrist after an incident at Parx Racing that saw four riders unseated.
Jessica Paquette, racing analyst at Colonial Downs in recent years, will take the role of track announcer at Parx Racing.
Trainer Juan Vazquez will, unless his appeal succeeds, be out of racing until 2025 after PA stewards suspended his license in an animal cruelty case.
In the face of very cold temperatures, Parx Racing has canceled its Valentine’s Day card.
With the latest list of graded stakes out, two important Mid-Atlantic races — the De Francis Dash and Parx Dash — both were downgraded from G3 to listed.
Parx Racing has canceled its race card for Monday, January 24.
Jockey Mychel Sanchez was taken off his mounts Friday at Laurel Park, the result of a suspension he’d received for betting against his mounts.
Parx Racing has canceled its Tuesday, January 11 race card because of the weather.
The Parx Racing Hall of Fame added three October 12, with trainers Butch Reid, Patricia Farro, and Eugene Euster being inducted.
The number of foals born in 2021 is 3.3 percent lower than in 2020, the Jockey Club estimates, with Maryland just one of three top states to see growth.
Penn National and Presque Isle Downs will both add days after their respective requests were approved by the Pennsylvania Racing Commission.
Penn National will implement the new software-based HeadCheck health program to optimize concussion and injury management for jockeys.
Trainer Richard Vega has been suspended by the Pennsylvania Racing Commission, which found “multiple loaded needles and syringes” in his tack room.
An “enforcement action” at Parx Racing yielded significant contraband, the state Racing Commission learned, and is the first of several such actions.
With longtime Parx Racing track announcer Keith Jones having retired in December, Parx has announced Chris Griffin as the new announcer.
After a one-year hiatus because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Penn Mile will return to the calendar for 2021 and take place on May 28.
For the second straight year Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed what advocates call devastating cuts to the Race Horse Development Fund.