Parx Racing and Casino is a thoroughbred horse racetrack and racino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. It currently houses 3,300 slot machines. It is home to the $1,000,000 Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby run annually in September.
Originally called Keystone Racetrack, it opened in November 1974 in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, it replaced Liberty Bell Park Racetrack as the area's thoroughbred track. When the track was purchased in 1984 by ITB, the racetrack received a new name, Philadelphia Park, a new turf course, and an innovative new way to wager called Phonebet.
In December 1990, the racetrack again changed hands when Greenwood Racing, Inc., a corporation founded in 1989 by British bookmaking veterans Bob Green and Bill Hogwood, purchased the oval from ITB. Full card simulcasting was added, as well as six off-track locations called Turf Clubs, allowing race fans to watch and wager seven days a week.
Late in 1998, Greenwood joined with fellow Pennsylvania corporation, Penn National Gaming, Inc., in expanding into New Jersey with the purchase of Freehold Raceway in Freehold Borough, New Jersey and the operating lease of Garden State Park in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The new partnership, called Pennwood, was expected to pursue off-track and account wagering in the Garden State. Garden State Park closed in 2002, and was razed shortly thereafter. Simulcasting on cable broadcasting systems (notably those owned by Comcast) was discontinued in March 2010, and shortly replaced by Comcast with TVG Network, who later joined with Harrah's Chester to bring their own simulcasting betting accounts in October 2010. On August 30, 2010, the track was rechristened as Parx Racing and Casino.
Over the years, such notable horses as Shuvee, My Juliet, Spectacular Bid, Revidere, Summer Squall, and Broad Brush have found their way to the winner's circle at Parx Racing and Casino. The track became famous as the original home of 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes champion Smarty Jones, who placed second in the Belmont Stakes, narrowly missing the Triple Crown.
Saturday through Wednesday, occasional added days
Main Track:One Mile, oval.
Turf Course: Seven furlongs.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 974 Feet.
|Race Tracks||Time (EST)|
|Australia A||10:48 PM|
|Australia B||11:00 PM|
|Australia C||11:15 PM|
|Beulah Park||1:00 PM|
|Daytona Beach Mat||1:05 PM|
|Daytona Beach Twi||3:05 PM|
|Gulfstream Park||1:30 PM|
|Harrington Raceway||5:30 PM|
|Hazel Park||7:30 PM|
|Hollywood Greyhound Eve||7:00 PM|
|Hollywood Greyhound Mat||5:00 PM|
|Mountaineer Park||7:00 PM|
|Northfield Park||6:00 PM|
|Palm Beach Mat||1:00 PM|
|Parx Racing||12:24 PM|
|Pompano Park||7:05 PM|
|Sanford Mat||1:30 PM|
|Southland Mat||4:00 PM|
|St Johns Eve||7:45 PM|
|Tucson Greyhound Eve||7:45 PM|
|Turf Paradise||3:00 PM|
|Will Rogers Downs||12:30 PM|
|Woodbine (H)||7:25 PM|
|Yonkers Raceway||7:10 PM|
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The Grade 3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes is on tap for Keeneland Race Course this Saturday, April 19 - it offers one final chance for three year olds to sneak into the Kentucky Derby in a couple weeks time. Three year old Derby hopefuls will take to Keeneland's dirt track and race 1 1/16 miles looking for the winner's share of the $200,000 purse and the all-important 10 qualifying points toward the Kentucky Derby May 3.
The Grade 3 Ben Ali Stakes comes our way from Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky this Saturday, April 19. A group of horses four years old and upward will be after the winner's share of the $150,000 purse when they go 1 1/8 miles on Keeneland's dirt track.
Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero, Illinois will be the scene of the Grade 3 Sixty Sails Handicap this Saturday, April 19. The race will feature fillies and mares three years old and upward that are willing to race 1 1/8 miles on Hawthorne's main track for a purse of $150,000.
The Grade 3 Illinois Derby comes our way this Saturday, April 19 from Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero, Illinois. A purse of $500,000 will be on the line for three year olds willing to go 1 1/8 miles on Hawthorne's main track.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in the great state of West Virginia will play host to the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic this Saturday, April 19. A richest purse in North America outside of the Breeders' Cup and Triple Crown - $1.5 million will be on the line for horses four years old and upward willing to go 1 1/8 miles on Charles Town's main track.
The Grade 2 Distaff Handicap is on tap for Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York this Saturday, April 19. Fillies and mares three years old and upward will take to Aqueduct's dirt track and dash six furlongs searching for the winner's share of the $200,000 purse.
The Grade 3 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes goes down at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky this Friday, April 18. Fillies and mares four years old and upward will take to Keeneland's All Weather Track and go 1 1/16 miles for the winner's share of the $100,000 purse.
Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky will play host to the Grade 3 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association on Thursday, April 17. Fillies, three years old will be featured as they go one mile on Keeneland's turf track for a purse of $100,000.
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The Road to the Kentucky Derby is in the home stretch - just one qualifying race remains after the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park and the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland were contested over the weekend.
The Grade 3 Santa Barbara Handicap comes our way this Sunday, April 13 from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Fillies and mares four years old and upward will take to Santa Anita's turf track and go 1 1/4 miles for a purse of $150,000.
The Grade 2 Beaumont Stakes will be contested this Sunday, April 13 from Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Three year old fillies will be featured as they go seven furlongs on Keeneland's synthetic track for a purse of $200,000.
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