PA Derby Offers $1 Million Opportunity

Blessed with another Triple Crown winner this season in Justify, and knowing that at year’s end his career would move to the breeding shed, racing fans across America were anxiously awaiting news regarding the undefeated colt’s final series of races before the ride was over. When the initial news came from the Justify camp that he was dealing with an ankle problem, most of those close to the game who know how it’s played expected the worst. And indeed those fears were realized when the dreaded word “retirement” finally came down. A meteoric rise to stardom, a racing career that lasted all of 111 days, a sweep of the spring Classics to become a Triple Crown champion would become his full and final resume. And now, for the others, opportunity knocks.

While his departure leaves a great void in the 3YO division and racing in general, what it does do is create tremendous opportunity for any number of talented young horses to add prestigious wins to their records and of course, the accompanying cash that goes along with a major trip to the winners circle. The heir apparent is most certainly last year’s 2YO champion, Good Magic. The Curlin colt may go down in history with his name alongside the likes of Sham and Alydar, outstanding horses in their own right, but born into a crop that included a racing superstar. Big things were expected of Good Magic after the brilliance he displayed in winning the Breeders Cup Juvenile last November, but that was months before Justify’s big blip first appeared on our radar screens. While a top three year-olds accomplishments are largely measured by his record at Churchill, Pimlico and Belmont, when looked at closely, what Good Magic has done this year cannot be undersold. He won the G2 Blue Grass Stakes, a major prep on the way to Kentucky. No one was beating Justify that first Saturday in May, but Good Magic ran huge, running a terrific second and then going all out in the Preakness, trading blows with the champ for 14 of 15 rounds, before finally succumbing, but in truth, finishing a mere one length behind. And now, rested after the taxing spring campaign, returning to the races with a thoroughly convincing victory in the G1 Haskell to remind us of indeed how talented he is. Having won the race just 2 years ago with Connect, trainer Chad Brown may find the G1 Pennsylvania Derby, its $1 million purse and bonus money in play, too hard to pass up and bring his horse to Bensalem September 22nd. Read More →




Event Details

Pennsylvania Derby & Cotillion Day
Saturday, September 22, 2018

Featured Races:
$1 Million G1 Pennsylvania Derby
$1 Million G1 Cotillion Stakes
$300,000 G3 Gallant Bob
$150k PA Derby Champion Stakes
$100k Alphabet Soup Stakes

Gates Open: 11:00am
First Live Post: 12:25pm

Join us for free family fun in the picnic grove featuring pony rides, face painters, moonbounce, temporary tattoos and more from 12pm - 5pm! Live Music 1pm – 5pm, Free souvenir photos in our digital photo booth! View guest photos from our Photo Booth on Kentucky Derby Day, Jockey tee shirt toss after the first 7 races, souvenir merchandise available on the first floor, horseshoe decorating with a $5 donation. Plus, a variety of BBQ and food & beverage specials will be available.

Broadcast Details

Featured on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Derby Broadcast:
Saturday, September 22, 4:30pm - 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 III

    3&UP - 6 Furlongs


  • 1 - Petrov (KY)

    J L Ortiz

    2/1

  • 1A - Coal Front (KY)

    J R Velazquez

    2/1

  • 2 - Ann Arbor Eddie (CA)

    M Gutierrez

    10/1

  • 3 - Action Everyday (KY)

    A Jimenez

    15/1

  • 4 - Running Mate (KY)

    B Pedroza

    15/1

  • 5 - American Pastime (KY)

    K J Desormeaux

    7/2

  • 6 - Sonic Mule (KY)

    K Carmouche

    12/1

  • 7 - Excitations (KY)

    J Castellano

    5/2

  • 8 - Aquamarine (FL)

    L Saez

    20/1

  • 9 - Glory Stars (FL)

    M J Sanchez

    15/1

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

    3 year old fillies - 1 & 1/16 miles


  • 1 - Thirstforthecup (KY)

    J R Velazquez

    12/1

  • 1A - Stay Fond (KY)

    J R Velazquez

    12/1

  • 1X - Run and Go (KY)

    J R Velazquez

    12/1

  • 2 - Lockdown (KY)

    J L Ortiz

    8/1

  • 3 - Actress (KY)

    K Carmouche

    5/1

  • 4 - Proud and Fearless (KY)

    B Pedroza

    20/1

  • 5 - It Tiz Well (KY)

    D Van Dyke

    4/1

  • 6 - Mopotism (KY)

    M Gutierrez

    20/1

  • 7 - Sine Wave (KY)

    R Albarado

    20/1

  • 8 - Teresa Z (KY)

    J Castellano

    12/1

  • 9 - Abel Tasman (KY)

    M E Smith

    8/5

  • 10 - Salty (KY)

    T Gaffalione

    5/1

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

    3 year olds - 1 & 1/8 miles


  • 1 - Timeline (KY)

    J Castellano

    5/1

  • 2 - Outplay (KY)

    J R Velazquez

    12/1

  • 3 - Watch Me Whip (KY)

    R Albarado

    20/1

  • 4 - West Coast (KY)

    M E Smith

    8/5

  • 5 - Irap (KY)

    M Gutierrez

    3/1

  • 6 - Talk Logistics (FL)

    F Pennington

    20/1

  • 7 - Game Over (KY)

    K Carmouche

    15/1

  • 8 - Irish War Cry (NJ)

    F Lynch

    9/2

  • 9 - Term of Art (KY)

    D Van Dyke

    20/1

  • 10 - Giuseppe the Great (KY)

    L Saez

    20/1

PA Derby Winners

DATEHORSEJOCKEYOWNERTRAINER
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


h2>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

Monday, August 6, 2018

PA Derby Offers $1 Million Opportunity

Blessed with another Triple Crown winner this season in Justify, and knowing that at year's end his career would move to the breeding shed, racing fans across America were anxiously awaiting news regarding the undefeated colt's final series of races before the ride was over.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

2018 PA Derby Media Application

Dear members of the media, thank you for your interest in covering the 2018 Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing in Bensalem, PA., on Saturday, September 22, 2018. 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 Keith Jones. We look forward to hosting you on Pennsylvania Derby Day at Parx Racing.

Thank you,
Keith Jones, Director of Public Relations / Announcer

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Monday, September 24, 2017

PA Derby Could Decide 3yo Championship

In assessing the current state of the three-year old division, one has to wonder exactly how significant the G1 Pennsylvania Derby will be come late September. The answer could well be – very. Let's take a look at where things currently stand entering the summer season and the major races left for the leaders in racing's glamour division.

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