CONGRATULATIONS,
CONNECT
Winner of the 2016 $1 Million Pennsylvania Derby

Songbird Remains Perfect In Winning G1 Cotillion. Connect Runs Big to Win PA Derby

BENSALEM, PA. — Fans packed into Parx racing Saturday afternoon to witness the greatest day of racing in the history of the Bensalem race track. The biggest stars of the sport competed in the track’s two signature events, the G2 $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby and the G1 $1 million Cotillion Stakes. Two year-old champion and Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist was favored to beat 11 rivals the Derby while two year-old filly champion and the undefeated Songbird looked for her 11th straight win in the Cotillion. Sent off as the overwhelming choice against five rival 3-year-old fillies, Songbird ($2.60) was floated wide into the first turn as Grade 1 Acorn winner Carina Mia went from the lead from post 1 and was taken well off the rail. Read More →

Wager Type Winning Numbers Payoff
$2.00 Exacta 4-7 122.40
$1.00 Trifecta 4-7-6 1300.70
$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

2016 PENNSYLVANIA DERBY RESULTS

Horse: Connect
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Win: 23.20 Place: 9.80 Show: 7.20
4
Horse: Gun Runner
Jockey: Florent Geroux
Place: 5.40 Show: 4.00
7
Horse: Wild About Deb
Jockey: Tiago Josue Pereira
Show: 21.20
6

2016 COTILLION RESULTS

Horse: Songbird
Jockey: Mike E. Smith
Win: 2.60 Place: 2.10 Show: 2.10
5
Horse: Carina Mia
Jockey: Julien R. Leparoux
Place: 3.60 Show: 2.10
1
Horse: Cathryn Sophia
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Show: 2.10
2

2016 GALLANT BOB RESULTS

Horse: Noholdingback Bear
Jockey: Eurico Rosa Da Silva
Win: 8.20 Place: 4.40 Show: 3.00
5
Horse: Mind Your Biscuits
Jockey: Velasquez
Place: 6.80 Show: 4.40
2
Horse: Threefiveindia
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Show: 3.60
3

    RACE 9
    GALLANT BOB STAKES
    $300,000 – Grade III

    3&UP - 6 Furlongs


  • 1 - Full Salute

    Frankie Pennington

    15/1

  • 1A - Yellow Chips

    Joe Bravo

    15/1

  • 2 - Mind Your Biscuits

    N/A

    9/2

  • 3 - Threefiveindia

    Javier Castellano

    7/2

  • 4 - Navy Hymn

    Rafael Bejarano

    5/1

  • 5 - Noholdingback Bear

    Eurico Rosa Da Silva

    5/2

  • 6 - Counterforce

    Florent Geroux

    8/1

  • 7 - Awesome Speed

    Paco Lopez

    12/1

  • 8 - Cocked and Loaded

    Ruben Silvera

    20/1

  • 9 - Cardio Cowboy

    Kendrick Carmouche

    20/1

  • 10 - Klingon Warrior

    Charles C. Lopez

    20/1

  • 11 - Who's Out

    Mike E. Smith

    12/1

    RACE 10
    THE COTILLION
    $1,000,000 – GRADE I

    3 year old fillies - 1 & 1/16 miles


  • 1 - Carina Mia

    Julien R. Leparoux

    5/1

  • 2 - Cathryn Sophia

    Javier Castellano

    5/2

  • 3 - Disco Rose

    Edwin Rivera

    20/1

  • 4 - Land Over Sea

    Mario Gutierrez

    10/1

  • 5 - Songbird

    Mike E. Smith

    1/2

  • 6 - Queena Esther

    Carol Cedeno

    30/1

    RACE 11
    PENNSYLVANIA DERBY
    $1,000,000 – GRADE II

    3 year olds - 1 & 1/8 miles


  • 1 - Awesome Slew

    Paco Lopez

    10/1

  • 2 - Exaggerator

    Kent J. Desormeaux

    9/2

  • 3 - Summer Revolution

    Mike E. Smith

    8/1

  • 4 - Connect

    Javier Castellano

    12/1

  • 5 - Cupid

    Rafael Bejarano

    5/1

  • 6 - Wild About Deb

    Tiago Josue Pereira

    20/1

  • 7 - Gun Runner

    Florent Geroux

    6/1

  • 8 - My Man Sam

    Julien R. Leparoux

    20/1

  • 9 - Nyquist

    Mario Gutierrez

    5/2

  • 10 - Sunny Ridge

    Joe Bravo

    12/1

  • 11 - Discreet Lover

    Jose Luis Flores

    30/1

  • 12 - Hit It Once More

    Kendrick Carmouche

    20/1

PA DERBY WINNERS

DATEHORSEJOCKEYOWNERTRAINER
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

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Songbird Remains Perfect In Winning G1 Cotillion. Connect Runs Big to Win PA Derby

Fans packed into Parx racing Saturday afternoon to witness the greatest day of racing in the history of the Bensalem race track. The biggest stars of the sport competed in the track's two signature events, the G2 $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby and the G1 $1 million Cotillion Stakes. Two year-old champion and Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist was favored to beat 11 rivals the Derby while two year-old filly champion and the undefeated Songbird looked for her 11th straight win in the Cotillion.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Noholdingback Bear Prevails In G3 Gallant Bob. Cyrus Alexander Takes Frosted; Granny's Kitten Takes "Soup"

Despite some early traffic trouble there was no denying a determined Holdingback Bear in Saturday's Grade 3, $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes, the first of three graded stakes on Pennsylvania Derby–Cotillion Day at Parx Racing.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Nyquist vs. Exaggerator: Round 7 In Pennsylvania Derby

After six previous meetings that include one-two finishes in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and the Kentucky Derby, Nyquist and Exaggerator go toe to toe for Round 7 in Saturday's Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

PDJF/TFH Fundraiser at Parx Racing Saturday

This Saturday, September 24, on Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Day, an all-star jockey autograph poster signing will take place in the paddock area at Parx Racing from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Eastern to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and Turning For Home (TFH), which is Parx' on site retirement program created and managed by the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Stern Test For Songbird In Grade 1 Cotillion

After taking Saratoga by storm with two virtuoso performances, Songbird returns East for an encore in Saturday's $1 million Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Fields Drawn For Cotillion & Pennsylvania Derby

The stage is set for the biggest day of the year at Parx Racing, as entries were taken and post positions drawn today for the Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes and the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby, which climax a five-stakes program Saturday, September 24. Songbird was a near-unanimous choice as champion 2-year-old filly in 2015, and the flashy filly will be favored to remain unbeaten against five rivals – three of them Grade 1 or Grade 2 winners - in the $1 million guaranteed Cotillion.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pennsylvania Derby-Day nominations a who's who of top 3-year-olds

Headed by unbeaten champion filly Songbird and the top three finishers from the Kentucky Derby, Nyquist, Exaggerator and Gun Runner, nominations closed September 10 for the Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes and Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby, a pair of high-stakes races with championship implications to be run at Parx Racing on Saturday, September 24.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Exaggerator, Nyquist among ten probables for the $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby; Songbird, Carina Mia & Cathryn Sophia - $1,000,000 Cotiillion Stakes

Dear Members of the Media, thank you for your interest in covering the 40th running of the Grade 2 $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby and the 50th running of the Grade 1 $1,000,000 Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing in Bensalem, PA, on Saturday, September 24. 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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