TWO MILLION DOLLAR RACES TO ATTRACT SPORTS BEST TO PARX SEPTEMBER 21

Last year, for the first time in the track's history, its two biggest races were contested on the same program. Running the Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes and the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby together was an instant success, the monster day enjoyed by fans and horsemen alike. A new tradition was born. On Saturday, September 21st, Parx will once again be the center of the racing world as its two marquee events, the $1 million Cotillion and the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, head the same card.

Over the last few years, the Cotillion has become one of the nation's premier races for three year-old fillies and last year's turned into one of the greatest races in track history. Undefeated and the reigning two year-old filly champion My Miss Aurelia put her spotless record on the line against the hottest young filly in the land, Grade 1 winner, Questing. The two fillies battled head-to-head the entire length of the Parx homestretch as the breathless fans watched My Miss Aurelia prevail by a hard-fought head.

The Pennsylvania Derby saw a rematch of the two colts that raced to a dramatic, rare dead heat in the Travers Stakes, Alpha and Golden Ticket. It would be long shot Handsome Mike, however, who stole the show, upsetting the star studded field at 19-1.

Local television coverage this year will be on Comcast Sportsnet. Hosted by Laffit Pincay III and Dick Jerardi along with analysts Mike Battaglia and Maggie Wolfendale, the 90 minute program will start at 4:30PM and feature coverage of the G3 Gallant Bob Stakes, the G2 Pennsylvania Derby and the Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes.

Join Parx for another historic day of world class thoroughbred racing on its biggest day of the year, Saturday, September 21st. Watch the nation's three year-old stars make their final preparations for the Breeders Cup World Championships, held at Santa Anita on November 1 & 2. Gates open at 10AM.

    RACE 9 - THE GALLANT BOB
    $300,000

    3 year olds - 6 furlongs


  • 1 - Res Judicata

    Kendrick Carmouche - 12

  • 2 - Distinctiv Passion

    Edwin Maldonado - 8

  • 3 - Black Hornet

    TBA - 8

  • 4 - Take It Like a Man

    Luis Saez - 20

  • 5 - Salutos Amigos

    Julien Leparoux - 12

  • 6 - English Manor

    Rosario Montanez - 20

  • 7 - City of Weston

    Paco Lopez - 20

  • 8 - Majestic Hussar

    I. Ortiz, Jr. - 20

  • 9 - Amarish

    Jose Ortiz - 10

  • 10 - Heaven's Runway

    David Mello - 20

  • 11 - Rainbow Heir

    Mike Smith - 3

  • 12 - Clearly Now

    Luis Saez - 4

  • 13 - Zeewat

    Rajiv Maragh - 6

  • 14 - Purple Egg

    Roberto Alvarado, Jr. - 20

    RACE 10 - THE COTILLION
    $1,000,000 - Grade 1

    3 year old fillies - 1 & 1/16 miles


  • 1 - Flash Forward

    Rajiv Marajh - 20

  • 2 - Carnival Court

    Luis Saez - 8

  • 3 - Dancing Afleet

    Alex Cintron - 15

  • 4 - Asiya

    Irad Ortiz, Jr. - 20

  • 5 - Seaneen Girl

    Paco Lopez - 5

  • 6 - My Happy Face

    Javier Castellano - 9-2

  • 7 - Sweet Lulu

    Julien Leparoux, Jr. - 7-2

  • 8 - Promise Me More

    Jose Ortiz - 10

  • 9 - Close Hatches

    Mike Smith - 5-2

  • 10 - Street Girl

    Angel Castillo - 10

    RACE 11 - PA DERBY
    $1,000,000 - Grade 2

    3 year olds - 1 & 1/8 miles


  • 1 - Transparent

    Irad Ortiz, Jr. - 8

  • 2 - Romansh

    Rajiv Maragh - 8

  • 3 - Speak Logistics

    Paco Lopez - 5

  • 4 - Moreno

    Jose Ortiz - 5-2

  • 5 - Battier

    Angel Castillo - 12

  • 6 - Java's War

    DJulien Leparoux - 4

  • 7 - Fury Kapcori

    Mike Smith - 8

  • 8 - Will Take Charge

    Luis Saez - 2

to honor and serve rolls home in pa derby

Wins in New Stakes Record Time

Live Oak Plantation's To Honor and Serve, one of the nation's top two year-olds last season, made a decisive run to take command around the final turn and then drew off to a thoroughly convincing win in Saturday's running of the G2 $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing. read more

wager type winning numbers payoff
$2 D/Double 5/7 118.40
$2 Exacta 7-1 32.40
$2 Trifecta 7-1-9 56.40
$2 Superfecta 7-1-9-2 425.60
Refunds   none
$2 Pick 3 7/5/7 3 of 3 297.00
horse: to honor and serve
jockey: Jose Lezcano
win: 5.20 place: 3.60 show: 2.40
7
horse: ruler on ice
jockey: Garrett Gomez
place: 5.40 show: 3.00
1
horse: rattlesnake bridge
jockey: John Velazquez
show: 2.60
9

PA DERBY WINNERS

DATE HORSE JOCKEY OWNER TRAINER
05/28/79 SMARTEN Sam Maple Ryehill Farm Woody Stephens
05/26/80 LIVELY KING Chris Baker Frank A. Bonsal, Jr L. Parker, Jr
05/25/81 SUMMING George Martens C. T. Wilson L. Barrera Laz Barrera
05/31/82 SPANISH DRUMS Jacinto Vasquez Anthony Drakas Anthony Arcodia
05/30/83 DIXIELAND BAND William Passmore Mrs. Bayard Sharp Charles Peoples
05/28/84 MORNING BOB Greg McCarron Brushwood Stable Woody Stephens
09/15/85 SKIP TRIAL Jean Luc Samyn Mrs. Ben Cohen Hubert "Sonny" Hine
09/27/86 BROAD BRUSH Angel Cordero, Jr. Robert Meyerhoff Richard W. Small
10/4/87 AFLEET Gary Stahlbaum R. Kennedy & Taylor Made Farm Phil England
10/1/88 CEFIS Larry Saumell Ryehill Farm Woody Stephens
10/14/89 WESTERN PLAYBOY Kerwin Clark Nancy Vanier & Script R Farm Harvey Vanier
09/3/90 SUMMER SQUALL Pat Day Dogwood Stable Neil Howard
09/2/91 VALLEY CROSSING Andrea Seefeldt Robert Meyerhoff Richard W. Small
09/7/92 THELASTCRUSADE Victor Molina Petrified Stable Pam Shavelson
09/6/93 WALLENDA Herb McCauley Dogwood Stable Frank Alexander
09/5/94 MEADOW FLIGHT Joe Bravo Aliyuee Ben J Stables James Ryerson
09/4/95 PINEING PATTY Larry Melancon W. Cal Partee Lynn Whiting
09/2/96 DEVIL'S HONOR Anthony Black Noreen Carpenito Walter C. Reese
09/1/97 FRISK ME NOW Eddie King, Jr. Carol Dender Robert Durso
09/7/98 ROCK AND ROLL Herberto Castillo Madeline Paulson & Jenny Craig William I. Mott
09/6/99 SMART GUY Robert Colton Goodfellas Stable Timothy Ritchey
09/4/00 PINE DANCE Mike McCarthy George Hofmeister Dermot Weld
09/1/01 MACHO UNO Gary Stevens Stronach Stables, Inc. Joe Orseno
09/2/02 HARLAN'S HOLIDAY Edgar Prado Starlight Stables LLC Todd Pletcher
09/1/03 GRAND HOMBRE Joe Bravo Earle I. Mack Dennis Manning
09/6/04 LOVE OF MONEY Robbie Albarado Jay Em Ess Stable Richard Dutrow, Jr.
09/5/05 SUN KING Rafael Bejarano Tracy Farmer Nick Zito
09/3/07 TIMBER RESERVE Javier Castellano Circle E Stable, Caesar Kimmel,
and Philip Solondz
Four Roses Stable
John Kimmel
09/1/08 ANAK NAKAL Joe Bravo Four Roses Stable Nick Zito
09/7/09 GONE ASTRAY Eddie Castro Phipps Stable Shug McGaughey lll
09/25/10 MORNING Line John Velazquez Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable Nick Zito
09/24/11 TO HONOR AND SERVE Jose Lezcano Live Oak Plantation William I. Mott
09/22/12 HANDSOME MIKE IRAD ORTIZ, JR. LEANDRO MORA REDDAM RACING, LLC.

PA DERBY RECORDS

Stakes Record 1:47:1 TO HONOR AND SERVE (2011)
field size Largest - 14 in 2005, Smallest - 5 in 2002
Margin of Victory Largest - 17 lengths in 1989, Smallest - Head in 1984
Track Condition Fast - 28; Good - 1; Sloppy - 3
Favorites Win - 11; Place - 5; Show - 3; Out of Money - 13
Winning Post Positions #1(3), #2(2), #3(1), #4(5), #5(6), #6(1), #7(5), #8(3), #9(1), #10(3), #11(1), #12(0), #13(0), #14(1)
Highest Attendance / Highest Handle 28,692 in 1983 / $4,646,799 in 1993
Fractional Records
1/4 mile :22:2 MIGHTY MAGEE in 1995 (5th)
1/2 mile :45:2 MIGHTY MAGEE in 1995 (5th)
3/4 mile 1:09:2 MIGHTY MAGEE (5th) & LANGFUHR (9th) in 1995
1 mile 1:34:4 WESTERN PLAYBOY in 1989 (won)
Finish 1:47:1 1:47:1 TO HONOR AND SERVE (2011)
Mutuel Records
Highest Win - Place - Show Pool $210,332 in 1997
Highest Exacta Pool $194,358 in 1995
Highest Win - $158.60 VALLEY CROSSING in 1991
Lowest Win $2.60 - SMARTEN in 1979
Highest Exacta - $817.80 VALLEY CROSSING/GALA SPINAWAY in 1991
Lowest Exacta - $9.60 AFLEET/LOST CODE
Longest Price Starter - 153-1 WILLISTON WATER in 1989 (finished 7th)
Shortest Price Winner - .30-1 SMARTEN 1979; SUMMER SQUALL in 1990

PA DERBY FACTS

most wins (trainer) most wins (jockey)
Woodford C. Stephens (1913-1998)
SMARTEN (1979)
MORNING BOB (1984)
CEFIS (1988)

Nick Zito
sun king 2005
anak nakal 2008
morning line 2010
Joe Bravo
MEADOW FLIGHT (1994)
GRAND HOMBRE (2003)
ANAK NAKAL (2008)
most wins (owner) colors of pa derby winners
Ryehill Farms
SMARTEN (1979)
CEFIS (1988)
bay (25)
ROBERT MEYERHOFF
BROAD BRUSH (1986)
VALLEY CROSSING (1991)
chestnut (4)
DOGWOOD STABLE
SUMMER SQUALL (1990)
WALLENDA (1993)
GRAY (3)
sex of pa derby winners Father / Son winners
The Pennsylvania Derby has been won by 29 colts and 3 geldings (Thelastcrusade, Devil's Honor, Grand Hombre) SMARTEN (1979) sired SMART GUY (1999)
Women in the PA Derby
In 1991 ANDREA SEEFELDT became the first woman in the U.S. to win a Derby aboard Valley Crossing
In 1992 PAM SHAVELSON became the first woman to saddle a PA Derby winner with Thelastcrusade
STATES / COUNTRY WHERE PA DERBY WINNERS BRED
CANADA
(AFLEET)
FLORIDA
spanish drums
WALLENDA
MEADOW FLIGHT
PINEING PATTY
FRISK ME NOW
ILLINOIS
WESTERN PLAYBOY
KENTUCKY
SUMMING
MORNING BOB
SKIP TRIAL
SUMMER SQUALL
THELASTCRUSADE
ROCK AND ROLL
PINE DANCE
MACHO UNO
GRAND HOMBRE
SUN KING
TIMBER RESERVE
ANAK NAKAL
GONE ASTRAY
MORNING LINE
TO HONOR AND SERVE
MARYLAND
SMARTEN
LIVELY KING
DIXIELAND BAND
BROAD BRUSH
CEFIS
VALLEY CROSSING
SMART GUY
LOVE OF MONEY
OHIO
HARLAN'S HOLIDAY
PENNSYLVANIA
DEVIL'S HONOR

2012 PA DERBY RESULTS

PGM HORSE WIN PLACE SHOW WAGER TYPE WINNING NUMBERS PAYOFF
3 handsome mike 40.40 14.00 9.80 $2 D/Double 3/3 125.40
8 macho macho   5.00 4.20 $2 Exacta 3-8 171.00
6 golden ticket     4.00 $2 Trifecta 3-8-6 705.40
1 stephanoatsee       $2 Superfecta 3-8-6-1 4,367.20
          Refunds   5
          $2 Pick 3 6/3/3 3 of 3 3,132.00
          $2 Pick 4 2,4,5,7,12/6/3/3 4 of 4 5,200.80
          $2 Pick 6 1,4/7,12/2,4,5,7,12/6/3/3 6 of 6 16,668.40


2011 PA DERBY RESULTS

PGM HORSE WIN PLACE SHOW WAGER TYPE WINNING NUMBERS PAYOFF
7 to honor and serve 5.20 3.60 2.40 $2 D/Double 5/7 118.40
1 ruler on ice   5.40 3.00 $2 Exacta 7-1 32.40
9 rattlesnake bridge     2.60 $2 Trifecta 7-1-9 56.40
          $2 Superfecta 7-1-9-2 425.60
          Refunds   none
          $2 Pick 3 7/5/7 3 of 3 297.00


2010 PA DERBY RESULTS

PGM HORSE WIN PLACE SHOW WAGER TYPE WINNING NUMBERS PAYOFF
5 morning line 9.60 5.40 3.60 $2.00 pick 3 3-1/5-5 (3 correct) 44.60
6 first dude   3.20 2.20 $2.00 daily double 1-5 15.40
4 a little warm     2.40 $2.00 exacta 5-6 37.20
          $2.00 trifectA 5-6-4 90.00

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