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Deciding Vote Handles Off Track, Captures Overall MATCH Series Championship

Owner William Pape and trainer Edward Graham had a tough call to make after Parx Racing decided Saturday to move the two turf races scheduled for the final round of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) on Monday, Oct. 3, to the sloppy main track because of heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ian. […]

MATCH Series Title Up For Grabs At Parx On Monday

The 2022 Mid-Atlantic Championships Series (MATCH) will conclude Monday, Oct. 3, at Parx Racing with some divisions already decided but the overall title up for grabs. All of the horses in the running for overall championship honors are among the 45 horses entered in the four divisional stakes. The MATCH Series stakes are slated as […]

MATCH Series: Fille D’Esprit Provides Meaningful Stakes Win For Cancer Survivor

Fille d’Esprit had a couple of stakes wins on her resume, but her victory in the $150,000 Seeking the Pearl Stakes at Colonial Downs Aug. 16 had special meaning for one of her owners who traveled from Las Vegas for an afternoon of racing that featured the fourth leg of the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships […]

MATCH Series: Top Contenders From All Four Divisions On Display Tuesday At Colonial

Many of the top contenders in this year’s Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) will face a host of talented newcomers as Colonial Downs offers four $150,000 stakes representing all series divisions Tuesday, Aug. 16. The MATCH stakes, which attracted a total of 46 entries, are part of a strong nine-race program with total purses of […]

Chub Wagon, Beren Among MATCH Series Competitors Solidifying Standings At Laurel Park

Several horses whose connections committed to the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships (MATCH Series) early on solidified their positions with strong performances as Laurel Park hosted stakes in all four series divisions July 16. Laurel Park launched the five-leg MATCH Series in April and hosted the third leg, which produced total pari-mutuel handle of just over […]

Division Battles Heat Up As MATCH Returns To Laurel Park

The Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) will reach its midpoint July 16 when Laurel Park hosts stakes in all four 2022 divisions. The Saturday program will feature the $150,000 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Dirt division), $100,000 Alma North Stakes (Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt division), $100,000 Prince George’s County Stakes (3-Year-Olds and […]

MATCH Series: Sprinters Steal The Show Friday At Penn National

Kaylasaurus and Prodigy Doll, one-two in the standings in their division after the first leg competition, are set to square off again as the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) returns to Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course Friday, June 17. Penn National, a longtime MATCH Series partner, will offer two $100,000 six-furlong dirt stakes […]

MATCH Series: Eons, High Opinion Capture Parx Turf Stakes

Eons and High Opinion both rallied from off the pace to win their respective stakes as part of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) June 14 at Parx Racing. The pair of $100,000 stakes—the Bensalem (3-Year-Olds and Up Long—Turf division) and the Neshaminy (Filly and Mare Long—Turf division) kicked off the second leg of the […]

MATCH Series: Kaylasaurus, Deciding Vote, Chez Pierre Impressive At Laurel

Kaylasaurus, who has shown a fondness for the Laurel Park dirt surface, rallied from last to capture the $100,000 Primonetta Stakes, one of three Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships (MATCH Series) events on the April 23 program at the Maryland racetrack. In the other MATCH action, Deciding Vote won the first stakes of her career in the […]

First Leg Of 2022 Match Series Continues At Laurel April 23; Two Turf Races Highlight Saturday Card

The first leg of the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships (MATCH Series) concludes April 23 at Laurel Park with some of the best filly and mare sprinters in the region and the return of turf racing in two divisions. $100,000 Primonetta Stakes The $100,000 Primonetta Stakes (Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt division), $100,000 Henry S. Clark Stakes […]