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Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:55 am

Presque Isle Downs Facing Deer Problem

After cancelling five races due to deer on the track on June 22, Presque Isle Downs continues to face safety issues from the area critters.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... er-problem
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Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:48 am

Parx Racing, PTHA unveil $20 million Parx Racing Fall Festival

Parx Racing and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (PTHA) have announced the creation of an annual $20 million Parx Racing Fall Festival that will commence on August 29 and continue through October 20.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=49431
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Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:46 pm

Scott on TVG just announced that Presque Isle has cancelled racing again today, due to deer on the grounds. I have to wonder what the heck the track management has been doing about the problem.
While I don't think that shooting the deer is a kind solution (and definitely bad for racing's already-challenged animal welfare image ;) ), wouldn't having a couple of wolfy-looking sheep-herding dogs patrol the edge of the track help? Maybe before the first race and again around the 4th race?
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Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:19 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Scott on TVG just announced that Presque Isle has cancelled racing again today, due to deer on the grounds. I have to wonder what the heck the track management has been doing about the problem.
While I don't think that shooting the deer is a kind solution (and definitely bad for racing's already-challenged animal welfare image ;) ), wouldn't having a couple of wolfy-looking sheep-herding dogs patrol the edge of the track help? Maybe before the first race and again around the 4th race?
http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... dition.cgi
Presque Isle Downs canceled its entire live racing card Monday due to ongoing safety concerns with the local deer population's infiltrating the racetrack. This marks the third time in the past week that the Erie, Pennsylvania, course has lost races because of the deer situation. Last Monday, racing was canceled after the 3RD race, and the program was called off after the 4TH race on Sunday. The Blood-Horse's Tom LaMarra reports that Presque Isle officials and the Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association are seeking instructions from the Pennsylvania Game Commission as well as the commonwealth's Department of Agriculture on how to proceed...
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Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:32 pm

Coffee Clique, Testa Rossi headline Penny Memorial

Graded stakes winners Coffee Clique (Medaglia d'Oro) and Testa Rossi (Dr Fong) each seek to halt losing streaks in Saturday's $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial H. (G3) at Parx Racing, a 1 1/16-mile grass event for fillies and mares.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=49467
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PJMIII wrote:Coffee Clique, Testa Rossi headline Penny Memorial

Graded stakes winners Coffee Clique (Medaglia d'Oro) and Testa Rossi (Dr Fong) each seek to halt losing streaks in Saturday's $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial H. (G3) at Parx Racing, a 1 1/16-mile grass event for fillies and mares.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=49467
Coffee Clique Proves Best in James Penny

Amerman Racing's grade I winner Coffee Clique relaxed just off the pace before motoring to the lead in the final sixteenth and winning $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 4 at Parx Racing.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ames-penny
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Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:26 am

Living the Life repeats in Presque Isle Downs Masters

Living the Life became the third repeat winner in the nine-year history of the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters (G2) when she made a late, inside bid to catch 6-5 favorite Leigh Court by three parts of a length in the 6 1/2-furlong dash Monday night.

http://www.twinspires.com/blog/2015/9/7 ... ns-masters
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Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:51 pm

Heart to Heart Heads PTHA President's Cup

Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Heart to Heart heads this year's edition of the $200,000 PTHA President's Cup Stakes at Parx Racing on Sept. 12, joined by Divine Oath and last year's winner, Margano.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... idents-cup
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Parx pushes start of meet back one week to Feb. 20

Parx Racing has moved back the beginning of its 2016 meet from Feb. 13 to Feb. 20 because the installation of a new safety rail has taken longer than expected and delayed the reopening of the track for training.

http://www.drf.com/news/parx-pushes-sta ... eek-feb-20
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Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:18 am

Parx delays opening of track for training until Monday

Parx Racing is pushing back the reopening of its track for training until Monday.

Parx had been scheduled to open for “limited training” on Friday, but Sam Elliott, the track’s director of racing, said late Thursday afternoon that the track was not quite ready and that track superintendent Gerard Weipert needed to finish leveling the base around the inner part of the racing surface.


http://www.drf.com/news/parx-delays-ope ... til-monday
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Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:26 pm

Legislation Creating New Pennsylvania Racing Commission Awaits Governor’s Signature

Pennsylvania House Bill 941, which provides horsemen with unprecedented regulatory powers under a new State Horse Racing Commission, was approved by a 48-0 vote in the state Senate on Feb. 10 and awaits the signature of Gov. Tom Wolf.

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-b ... signature/
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PJMIII wrote:Legislation Creating New Pennsylvania Racing Commission Awaits Governor’s Signature

Pennsylvania House Bill 941, which provides horsemen with unprecedented regulatory powers under a new State Horse Racing Commission, was approved by a 48-0 vote in the state Senate on Feb. 10 and awaits the signature of Gov. Tom Wolf.

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-b ... signature/
PA Racing 'Reform' Law Signed by Governor

Legislation that proponents said is designed to modernize horse racing in Pennsylvania was signed into law Feb. 23 by Gov. Tom Wolf, who last fall threatened to shut down the industry because it didn't have enough money for regulation.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... y-governor
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Wed May 04, 2016 5:09 pm

Castillo files defamation suit against Pennsylvania racing official

Angel Castillo, the jockey who was removed from his mounts last year after state officials accused him of having an illegal electrical device, has filed a lawsuit against the director of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission alleging defamation and a violation of his rights.

http://www.drf.com/news/castillo-files- ... g-official
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Wed May 18, 2016 8:53 am

Parx equine herpes quarantine lifted

The equine herpesvirus quarantine at Parx Racing was lifted by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on Tuesday after all of the horses in a quarantined barn and an ontrack isolation area tested negative for the disease. The quarantine had been in place since April 1.

http://www.drf.com/news/parx-equine-her ... ine-lifted
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Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:08 am

Lucabunny comes back quickly to score at 25-1 in Malvern Rose

Lucabunny, wheeling back just six days after winning her maiden sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs, pulled off a huge upset going a mile in Sunday night’s $100,000 Malvern Rose Stakes for Pennsylvania-bred 3-year-old fillies at Presque Isle Downs.

http://www.drf.com/news/lucabunny-comes ... lvern-rose
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:53 am

PA-Breds, Cathryn Sophia Head Parx Program

Six stakes and total purses of $845,000 for 11 races will be offered Sept. 3 when Parx Racing returns from a more than three-week break with a program for mostly Pennsylvania-bred runners.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... rx-program
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Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:22 pm

Parx Fall Festival may not return in 2017

The recently concluded Parx Fall Festival resulted in improved field size, better racing, and a bump in handle, but it is not a certainty to be brought back in 2017.

http://www.drf.com/news/parx-fall-festi ... eturn-2017
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:22 pm

Parx: Winter dates approved

The Pennsylvania Racing Commission has approved a three-day-a-week winter racing season at Parx. The Bensalem track had been scheduled to close Jan. 10 and reopen March 4.

http://www.drf.com/news/parx-winter-dates-approved
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Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:48 am

PJMIII wrote:Parx: Winter dates approved

The Pennsylvania Racing Commission has approved a three-day-a-week winter racing season at Parx. The Bensalem track had been scheduled to close Jan. 10 and reopen March 4.

http://www.drf.com/news/parx-winter-dates-approved
JUST STUPID = they should have kept to the original plan - Jan - March is brutal weather
May they run with the WIND
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Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:44 am

Pennsylvania Racing Commission revokes Ramon Preciado's license

For the second time this month, Ramon Preciado's trainer's license has been revoked.

Preciado, the leading trainer at Parx Racing in both 2015 and 2014, has had at least 16 clenbuterol positives the past two seasons. The Parx stewards revoked his license in a Dec. 12 ruling for a clenbuterol violation in July.


http://www.drf.com/news/pennsylvania-ra ... os-license
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