Pennsylvania Derby Returns After One Year Layoff

The $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (GI), a marquee race on the calendar for three-year-olds, will return after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Racing fans across America will get to watch the country’s top sophomores meet up one final time before facing older rivals in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) which will be held this year at Del Mar. The Pennsylvania Derby (GI) boasts a storied history and past winners include Eclipse Award winner Will Take Charge (2013) and Breeders’ Cup Classic champion Bayern (2014).

The star-studded event will be held on Saturday, September 25 alongside eight other stakes races on both turf and dirt, five of which are graded, including the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (GI) for three-year-old fillies.

Purse / Stakes Age/Sex Distance
$200,000 Alphabet Soup Handicap (PA-Bred) 3 YO & Up 1 & 1/16 Miles (Turf)
$200,000 Plum Pretty (PA-Bred) 3 YO & Up Fillies & Mares 1 & 1/16 Miles
$200,000 Parx Dirt Mile - Listed 3 YO & Up 1 Mile
$200,000 Greenwood Cup GIII 3 YO & Up 1 & 1/2 Miles
$300,000 Turf Monster GIII 3 YO & Up 5 Furlongs (Turf)
$300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes GII 3 YO 6 Furlongs
$1,000,000 Cotillion Stakes GI 3 YO Fillies 1 & 1/16 Miles
$1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby GI 3 YO 1 & 1/18 Miles



Event Details

Pennsylvania Derby & Cotillion Day
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Featured Races:
$1 Million G1 Pennsylvania Derby
$1 Million G1 Cotillion Stakes
$300,000 G2 Gallant Bob

Gates Open: 11:00am
First Live Post: 12:05pm

Join us for free family fun in the picnic grove, live music, DJ, souvenir merchandise. Plus BBQ and food & beverage specials.

Broadcast Details

Featured on WPHL-17
Saturday, September 25, 4pm - 6pm EST

Parx PA Derby Hat Giveaway valid while supplies last and one hat per guest. Must be 18 or older to wager at Parx Racing® and must be 21 or older to gamble. Management reserves the right to change or cancel events and promotions at any time.

    Race 9
    Gallant Bob Stakes
    $300,000 – Grade II

    3&UP - 6 Furlongs


  • Jockey silks

    1 - Real Talk

    Paco Lopez

    5

  • Jockey silks

    2 - Newbomb

    Jose Ortiz

    10

  • Jockey silks

    3 - Awesome Gerry

    Ricardo Santana, Jr.

    8

  • Jockey silks

    4 - Pickin' Time

    Luis Saez

    10

  • Jockey silks

    5 - Marvalous Mike

    Abner Adorno

    20

  • Jockey silks

    6 - Beren

    Frankie Pennington

    6

  • Jockey silks

    7 - Jackie's Warrior

    Joel Rosario

    4/5

    Race 10
    The Cotillion
    $1,000,000 – Grade I

    3 year old fillies - 1 & 1/16 miles


  • Jockey silks

    1 - Obligatory

    Jose Ortiz

    12

  • Jockey silks

    2 - Allworthy

    Florent Geroux

    12

  • Jockey silks

    3 - Will's Secret

    Jon Court

    10

  • Jockey silks

    4 - Maracuja

    Kendrick Carmouche

    5

  • Jockey silks

    5 - Army Wife

    Joel Rosario

    3

  • Jockey silks

    6 - Clairiere

    Ricardo Santana, Jr.

    9/5

  • Jockey silks

    7 - Private Mission

    Scratched

     

  • Jockey silks

    8 - Always Carina

    John Velazquez

    9/2

  • Jockey silks

    9 - Leader Of The Band

    Frankie Pennington

    12

    Race 11
    Pennsylvania Derby
    $1,000,000 – Grade I

    3 year olds - 1 & 1/8 miles


  • Jockey silks

    1 - Fulsome

    Florent Geroux

    10

  • Jockey silks

    2 - Keepmeinmind

    Joel Rosario

    5

  • Jockey silks

    3 - Speaker's Corner

    Jose Ortiz

    8

  • Jockey silks

    4 - Weyburn

    Paco Lopez

    10

  • Jockey silks

    5 - I Am Redeemed

    Abner Adorno

    20

  • Jockey silks

    6 - Bourbonic

    Kendrick Carmouche

    10

  • Jockey silks

    7 - Hot Rod Charlie

    Flavien Prat

    8/5

  • Jockey silks

    8 - Midnight Bourbon

    Ricardo Santana, Jr.

    3

  • Jockey silks

    9 - Medina Spirit

    Scratched

     

  • Jockey silks

    10 - Americanrevolution

    Luis Saez

    15

PA Derby Winners

DATEHORSEJOCKEYOWNERTRAINER
09/21/19Math WizardIrad Oritz Jr.John Fanelli, Ioannis Zoumas, Khalid Bin Mishref, Cash is King LLC, LC Racing, Collarmele Vitelli Stables LLC, and Bassett StablesSaffie Joseph Jr.
09/22/18McKinzieMike SmithKarl Watson, Paul Weitman, and Michael E. PegramBob Baffert
09/23/17West CoastMike SmithGary & Mary WestBob Baffert
09/24/16ConnectJavier CastellanoPaul P. Pompa, Jr.Chad C. Brown
09/19/15FrostedJoel RosarioGodolphin RacingKiaran Mclaughlin
09/20/14BayernMartin GarciaKaleem ShahBob Baffert
09/21/13Will Take ChargeLuis SaezWillis D. HortonD. Wayne Lukas
09/22/12HAndsome MikeIrad Ortiz, Jr.Leandro MoraReddam Racing, LLC.
09/24/11To Honor and ServeJose LezcanoLive Oak PlantationWilliam I. Mott
09/25/10Morning LineJohn VelazquezThoroughbred Legends Racing StableNick Zito
09/7/09Gone AstrayEddie CastroPhipps StableShug McGaughey lll
09/1/08Anak NakalJoe BravoFour Roses StableNick Zito
09/3/07TImber ReserveJavier CastellanoCircle E Stable, Caesar Kimmel,
and Philip Solondz
Four Roses Stable
John Kimmel
09/5/05Sun KingRafael BejaranoTracy FarmerNick Zito
09/6/04Love of MoneyRobbie AlbaradoJay Em Ess StableRichard Dutrow, Jr.
09/1/03Grand HombreJoe BravoEarle I. MackDennis Manning
09/2/02Harlan's HolidayEdgar PradoStarlight Stables LLCTodd Pletcher
09/1/01Macho UnoGary StevensStronach Stables, Inc.Joe Orseno
09/4/00Pine DanceMike McCarthyGeorge HofmeisterDermot Weld
09/6/99Smart GuyRobert ColtonGoodfellas StableTimothy Ritchey
09/7/98Rock and RollHerberto CastilloMadeline Paulson & Jenny CraigWilliam I. Mott
09/1/97Frisk Me NowEddie King, Jr.Carol DenderRobert Durso
09/2/96Devil's HonorAnthony BlackNoreen CarpenitoWalter C. Reese
09/4/95Pineing PattyLarry MelanconW. Cal ParteeLynn Whiting
09/5/94Meadow FlightJoe BravoAliyuee Ben J StablesJames Ryerson
09/6/93WallendaHerb McCauleyDogwood StableFrank Alexander
09/7/92ThelastcrusadeVictor MolinaPetrified StablePam Shavelson
09/2/91Valley CrossingAndrea SeefeldtRobert MeyerhoffRichard W. Small
09/3/90Summer SquallPat DayDogwood StableNeil Howard
10/14/89Western PlayboyKerwin ClarkNancy Vanier & Script R FarmHarvey Vanier
10/1/88CefisLarry SaumellRyehill FarmWoody Stephens
10/4/87AfleetGary StahlbaumR. Kennedy & Taylor Made FarmPhil England
09/27/86Broad BrushAngel Cordero, Jr.Robert MeyerhoffRichard W. Small
09/15/85Skip TrialJean Luc SamynMrs. Ben CohenHubert "Sonny" Hine
05/28/84Morning BobGreg McCarronBrushwood StableWoody Stephens
05/30/83Dixieland BandWilliam PassmoreMrs. Bayard SharpCharles Peoples
05/31/82Spanish DrumsJacinto VasquezAnthony DrakasAnthony Arcodia
05/25/81SummingGeorge MartensC. T. Wilson L. BarreraLaz Barrera
05/26/80Lively KingChris BakerFrank A. Bonsal, JrL. Parker, Jr
05/28/79SmartenSam MapleRyehill FarmWoody Stephens

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 - 29; Good - 1; Sloppy - 3
Favorites Win - 12; Place - 5; Show - 3; Out of Money - 13
Winning Post Positions #1(3), #2(2), #3(2), #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

2016 PA Derby Results

PGM HORSE WIN PLACE SHOW WAGER TYPE WINNING NUMBERS PAYOFF
4 Connect 23.20 9.80 7.20 $2.00 Exacta 4-7 122.40
7 Gun Runner   5.40 4.00 $1.00 Trifecta 4-7-6 1300.70
6 Wild About Deb     21.20 $0.10 Superfecta 4-7-6-8 1269.33
          $1.00 Pick 3 5-5-4 91.10
          $0.50 Pick 4 1-5-5-4 197.80


2015 PA DERBY RESULTS

PGM HORSE WIN PLACE SHOW WAGER TYPE WINNING NUMBERS PAYOFF
3 Frosted 4.00 2.80 2.60 $2.00 Exacta 3-4 39.20
4 Iron Fist   6.80 5.20 $0.50 Trifecta 3-4-7 68.30
7 Tommy Macho     7.00 $1.00 Pick 3 4-8-3/6 (3 Correct) 129.50
          $0.50 Pick 4 7-4-2/8-3/6 (4 Correct) 374.00
          $0.10 Superfecta 3-4-7-10 83.89


2014 PA DERBY RESULTS

PGM HORSE WIN PLACE SHOW WAGER TYPE WINNING NUMBERS PAYOFF
4 Bayern 9.00 3.60 4.00 $1.00 Pick 3 1-8/9-4 (3 Correct) 45.90
7 Tapiture   5.80 4.00 $0.50 Pick 4 6-1-8/9-4 (4 Correct) 104.40
2 Candy Boy     4.20 $2.00 Daily Double 8-4 15.60
          $2 Exacta 4-7 48.20
          $0.10 Superfecta 4-7-2-5 37.41
            4-7-2-8 37.96
          $2.00 Trifecta 4-7-2 163.80


2013 PA DERBY RESULTS

PGM HORSE WIN PLACE SHOW WAGER TYPE WINNING NUMBERS PAYOFF
7 Will Take Charge 6.60 3.80 2.80 $1.00 Pick 3 7-9-7 (3 Correct) 488.70
3 Moreno   3.80 2.80 $0.50 Pick 4 2/8-7-1/9-7 (4 Correct) 551.75
4 Battier     6.80 $2.00 Daily Double 9-7 23.60
          $2 Exacta 7-3 21.00
          $0.10 Superfecta 7-3-4-1 26.89
          $2.00 Trifecta 7-3-4 179.20


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

Thursday, August 26, 2021

2021 PA Derby Media Application

Dear members of the media, thank you for your interest in covering the 2021 Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing in Bensalem, PA., on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Please download and complete the media application for working press and photographers who plan on attending as soon as possible for approval and return to Chris Griffin. We look forward to hosting you on Pennsylvania Derby Day at Parx Racing.

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