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De Francis Dash, Parx Dash lose graded status

De Francis Dash, Parx Dash lose graded status

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.

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Parx Racing Hall of Fame adds three

Parx Racing Hall of Fame adds three

The Parx Racing Hall of Fame added three October 12, with trainers Butch Reid, Patricia Farro, and Eugene Euster being inducted.

Foal crop off 3 percent from 2020

Foal crop off 3 percent from 2020

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, Presque Isle to add days

Penn National, Presque Isle to add days

Penn National and Presque Isle Downs will both add days after their respective requests were approved by the Pennsylvania Racing Commission.

Parx sweep nails Richard Vega

Parx sweep nails Richard Vega

Trainer Richard Vega has been suspended by the Pennsylvania Racing Commission, which found “multiple loaded needles and syringes” in his tack room.

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Chris Griffin named new Parx announcer

Chris Griffin named new Parx announcer

With longtime Parx Racing track announcer Keith Jones having retired in December, Parx has announced Chris Griffin as the new announcer.

Penn Mile to return for 2021

Penn Mile to return for 2021

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.

Parx: Keith Jones calls final race

Parx: Keith Jones calls final race

Parx Racing track announcer Keith Jones called his final card Wednesday, ending a 34-year run behind the microphone in Bensalem.

Peace and Justice bonus awarded

Peace and Justice bonus awarded

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.

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