WHEN DOES THREE OF A KIND EQUAL A FULL HOUSE?

Maybe, just maybe at the 2016 Pennsylvania Derby. Set for Saturday, September 24th, the $1 million Grade 2 race for three year-olds is hoping to attract the three winners of the Triple Crown races this spring for an historic showdown. If indeed the track can lure all three to the race, expect, you guessed it, a full house.

Already offering personal bonuses to the owners and trainers of horses winning any of the Triple Crown races, the Haskell and the Travers, Parx this year has announced that if the three winners of the classics all compete here in the Pennsylvania Derby, the purse will be increased by a half million dollars to $1.5 million. If two come to race, the purse would be $1.25 million.

The three horses in question are of course, Nyquist, Exaggerator and Creator. Trained by Doug O’Neill, Nyquist entered the Kentucky Derby unbeaten and performed brilliantly that first Saturday in May to keep his record unblemished. Exaggerator, under the care of Keith Desormeaux, would hand Nyquist the first defeat of his career with a decisive rally in the slop to win the Preakness. And Steve Asmussen took the final leg, when Creator got passed Destin in the last jump in a dramatic and thrilling renewal of the Belmont Stakes. Exaggerator would again get the better of Nyquist at Monmouth Park winning the Haskell Invitational and put his connections in line for a $100,000 appearance bonus to compete here in late September. While getting all three to commit to the Pennsylvania Derby is no easy task, it does loom as a distinct possibility. The placement on the racing calendar works perfectly for any horse looking for a final start before Breeders Cup Saturday, run this year November 5th at Santa.

If the three Classic winners aren’t enough, one of the nation’s top fillies, Songbird, has already committed to the $1 million Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes. Last year’s two year-old filly champion has dazzled the racing world again this year, dominating her competition now in all ten career starts, showing that she indeed, in a class by herself. The unbeaten filly is owned by Fox Hill Farm of Rick Porter. Fox Hill has already won two Cotillions, in 2000 with Jostle and in 2010 with Havre de Grace. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer would love to make it a third. She’ll face local standout Cathryn Sophia. After winning two Grade 2 races this spring at Gulfstream, the sensational Street Boss filly went on to capture the prestigious G1 Kentucky Oaks. Trainer John Servis hopes to use the new $150,000 Princess of Sylmar Stakes on September 3rd to have her at her best for her showdown with the champ.

Local broadcast coverage this year will once again be on ComcastSportsnet. Race day coverage will again be a 90 minute program that will start at 4:30PM on Saturday the 24th and will feature the G3 Gallant Bob Stakes, the G1 Cotillion Stakes and the G2 Pennsylvania Derby. It will all be hosted by Laffit Pincay III and Dick Jerardi with analysts Caton Bredar and Maggie Wolfendale providing additional insight.

Join Parx for another historic day of world class thoroughbred racing on its biggest day of the year, Saturday, September 24th. Watch the nation’s three year-old stars make their final preparations for the Breeders Cup World Championships, held this year at Santa Anita on November 4th & 5th. Gates open at 10am.




EVENT DETAILS

Pennsylvania Derby & Cotillion Day
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Featured Races:
$1 Million G2 Pennsylvania Derby
$1 Million G1 Cotillion Stakes
$300,000 G3 Gallant Bob

Gates Open: 10:00am
First Live Post: 12:55pm

Join us for free family fun in the picnic grove featuring pony rides, face painters, moonbounce, temporary tattoos and more from 12pm - 5pm! Jockey tee shirt toss after every live race, souvenir merchandise available on the first floor, horseshoe decorating with a $5 donation. A variety of BBQ and food & beverage specials will be available.

BROADCAST DETAILS

Featured on Comcast Sportsnet

Derby Preview Show: Friday, September 18, 6pm - 6:30pm
Derby Broadcast: Saturday, September 19, 4:30pm - 6pm

    RACE 8
    GALLANT BOB STAKES
    $300,000 – Grade III

    3&UP - 6 Furlongs


  • 1 - ALWAYS SUNSHINE

    Tammi Piermarini

    12

  • 2 - RECOUNT

    Emmanuel Esquivel

    8

  • 3 - LIMOUSINE LIBERAL

    Irad Ortiz, Jr.

    5-2

  • 4 - TROUBLE KID

    Joshua Navarro

    5

  • 5 - CATALINA RED

    Daniel Centeno

    6

  • 6 - HEBBRONVILLE

    Joe Bravo

    5

  • 7 - GRAND BILI

    Javier Castellano

    4

  • 8 - BAYERD

    Ricardo Santana, Jr.

    6

    RACE 9
    THE COTILLION
    $1,000,000 – GRADE I

    3 year old fillies - 1 & 1/16 miles


  • 1 - TARA'S TANGO

    Mike Smith

    8

  • 1A - KEEN PAULINE

    Martin Garcia

    8

  • 2 - DESERT VALLEY

    Deshawn Parker

    20

  • 3 - EMBELLISH THE LACE

    Javier Castellano

    4

  • 4 - STROKE PLAY

    Angel Castillo

    20

  • 5 - TAKE CHARGE BRANDI

    Luis Saez

    5

  • 6 - PANGBURN

    Ricardo Santana, Jr.

    12

  • 7 - PEACE AND WAR

    Joel Rosario

    8

  • 8 - I'M A CHATTERBOX

    Florent Geroux

    3

  • 9 - CALAMITY KATE

    Edgar Prado

    10

  • 10 - ESKENFORMONEY

    John Velasquez

    6

  • 11 - DON'TFORGETABOUTME

    Irad ortiz, Jr.

    15

    RACE 10
    PENNSYLVANIA DERBY
    $1,000,000 – GRADE II

    3 year olds - 1 & 1/8 miles


  • 1 - WAR STORY

    Deshawn Parker

    15

  • 2 - ISLAND TOWN

    Brian Hernandez, Jr.

    10

  • 3 - FROSTED

    Joel Rosario

    5-2

  • 4 - IRON FIST

    Mike Smith

    8

  • 5 - MADEFROMLUCKY

    John Velazquez

    4

  • 6 - GIMME DA LUTE

    Martin Garcia

    5

  • 7 - TOMMY MACHO

    Javier Castellano

    10

  • 8 - BATTLE MIDWAY

    Aaron Gryder

    20

  • 9 - UPSTART

    Irad Ortiz, Jr.

    9-2

  • 10 - MR. Z

    Luis Saez

    10

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.
09/21/13 WILL TAKE CHARGE LUIS SAEZ WILLIS D. HORTON D. WAYNE LUKAS
09/20/14 BAYERN MARTIN GARCIA KALEEM SHAH BOB BAFFERT
09/19/15 FROSTED JOEL ROSARIO GODOLPHIN RACING KIARAN MCLAUGHLIN

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

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

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