Weekend Lineup: Parx Takes Center Stage With Five Graded Stakes

Parx will be the focus of many of the nation’s racing fans Saturday as the Philadelphia oval hosts five graded stakes races headed by two Grade 1, $1 million races—the Pennsylvania Derby for 3-year-old males and the Cotillion Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Both races mark the unofficial end of the graded stakes season for 3-year-olds males and females.

Races in this weekend’s rundown are listed in chronological order (all times Eastern). Full previews, when available, can be found through the link for each race.

TVG will be broadcasting racing throughout the weekend from Delaware Park, Gulfstream Park, Monmouth Park, Woodbine and more. Fans can tune in on TVG, TVG2 and the Watch TVG app, which is available on Amazon Fire, Roku and connected Apple TV devices.

“America’s Day at the Races” will be broadcasting live from Belmont Park on Saturday, Sept. 25 on FS2 from 12:30 – 3:30 pm and on SNY from 5:00-6:00 pm. America’s Day at the Races returns on Sunday, Sept. 26 on FS2 from 12:30 – 6:00 pm.

Saturday, September 25

2:34 PM ET – $300,000 Kelso Handicap (Grade 2) at Belmont Park FS2

Multiple graded stakes winner and prohibitive favorite Life is Good is hoping to use the Kelso as a prep for the Grade 1, $1 million Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.

Entries: https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/BEL092521USA4-EQB.html

3:20 PM ET – Greenwood Cup Stakes (Grade 3) at Parx on TVG

Repole Stables and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners Moretti has been installed the 2-1 morning line favorite as he seeks his first win of the year against a field of nine.

Entries: https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/PRX092521USA8-EQB.html

3:51 PM ET – $300,000 Turf Monster Stakes (Grade 3T) at Parx on TVG

Firecrow is set to return to the races Saturday for the first time since winning the Jim McKay Sprint on Preakness Day at Pimlico.

Entries: https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/PRX092521USA9-EQB.html

4:22 PM ET – $275,000 Dogwood Stakes (Grade 3) at Churchill Downs

Undefeated 3-year-old filly Carribean Caper will attempt to land her fifth consecutive victory as the likely favorite in the 46th Dogwood Stakes.

Entries: https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/CD092521USA8-EQB.html

4:22 PM ET – $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (Grade 2) at Parx on TVG

Jackie’s Warrior, a leading contender for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, leads a field of seven following a neck victory over Life is Good in the H. Allen Jerkens Memorial Stakes (Grace 1) at Saratoga.

Entries: https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/PRX092521USA10-EQB.html

5:02 PM ET – $1,000,000 Cotillion Stakes (Grade 1) at Parx on TVG

Juddmonte Farm’s Obligatory will make her third consecutive start in a Grade 1 stakes for Hall of Fame Trainer Bill Mott.

Entries: https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/PRX092521USA11-EQB.html

5:34 PM ET – $150,000 Bold Venture Stakes (Grade 3) at Woodbine on TVG

Multiple stakes winner and seven-time Sovereign Award recipient Pink Lloyd looks to add to his illustrious career with a win in the Bold Venture. The 9-year-old Pink Lloyd was Canada’s 2017 Horse of the Year.

Entries: https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/WO092521CAN9-EQB.html

5:49 PM ET – $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby (Grade 1) at Parx on TVG

Hot Rod Charlie, third in the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve and second in the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets before being disqualified from first to last in the TVG.com Haskell Stakes, headlines the field of nine 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles on the main track, after the scratch of morning line favorite Medina Spirit. Other leading contenders include Midnight Bourbon, Keepmeinmind, Bourbonic and Americanrevolution.

Entries: https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/PRX092521USA12-EQB.html

5:58 PM ET – $200,000 Athenia (Grade 3T) at Belmont Park on SNY

Four-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown will saddle Pocket Square and Miss Teheran in the Athenia Stakes, a nine-furlong turf test for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. Brown has won four of the last five runnings of the Athenia.

Entries: https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/BEL092521USA10-EQB.html

Sunday, Sept. 26

5:16 PM ET – $250,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (Grade 2) at Belmont Park on FS2

Following a triumph in the Longines Test Stakes (Grade 1) at Saratoga, Bella Sofia will face older fillies and mares at stakes level for the first time in the Gallant Bloom.

Entries: https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/BEL092621USA9-EQB.html

7:33 PM ET – $200,000 Remington Park Oaks (Grade 3) at Remington Park on TVG

Pauline’s Pearl is the morning line favorite in the 1-1/16 mile Remington Park Oaks (G3) on the main track for trainer Steve Asmussen and will face six rivals, including Lovely Ride, Amendment Nineteen and Lady Mystify. Pauline’s Pearl, who won the Grade 3 Fantasy Stakes in April, finished second in the Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks in her most recent start.

Entries: https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/RP092621USA8-EQB.html

9:11 PM ET – $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (Grade 3) at Remington Park on TVG

Texas Derby winner Warrant is the morning line favorite in the 1-1/8 mile main track contest for 3-year-olds. The Brad Cox-trained Warrant finished second last out in the Grade 3 West Virginia Derby to fellow Oklahoma Derby (G3) entrant Mr. Wireless. Super Stock and Team Merchants are also expected to line up in the eight-horse field.

Entries: https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/RP092621USA11-EQB.html

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