The Parx Racing Hall of Fame added three October 12, with trainers Butch Reid, Patricia Farro, and Eugene Euster being inducted.
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.
Parx Racing will not race Tuesday, February 9 in the face of continued inclement weather.
Parx Racing will not race Monday because of the cold weather, the track announced.
In the face of a winter storm, Parx Racing has canceled its Monday and Tuesday racing cards.
Parx Racing track announcer Keith Jones called his final card Wednesday, ending a 34-year run behind the microphone in Bensalem.
Though Pennsylvania casinos are closed, racing at Penn National should be able to continue through January, the horsemen’s chief said.
Peace and Justice’s son Like a Saltshaker’s stakes victory earlier this year earned his breeders, Diamond B Farm a big bonus – a really big bonus.
Keith Jones, the racecaller at Parx Racing for over 30 years, will retire at the end of 2020.
Mychel Sanchez, the leading rider at Parx Racing, will be out two weeks after a positive Covid-19 test – reportedly one of several at the track.
The Gmax timing system in use at numerous tracks offers many advantages — but still has issues getting the final time correct. This is a big problem.
A jockey at Parx Racing has tested positive for Covid-19, the track’s horsemen’s group said, but the track currently intends to continue racing.
Pennsylvania’s top two races, the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion, will not be contested in 2020, the track announced this week.