Parx Racing Concludes A Tremendous Season In 2021

December 31, 2021

Dance Code with Nik Juarez aboard captures the Parx Juvenile on December 29, 2021. Owner Richie’s World Stables LLC. (Photo by Barbara Weidl/EQUI-PHOTO)

Bensalem, Pa. – The 2021 live racing season at Parx Racing concluded on Wednesday, December 29th and was highlighted by full fields, boosted purses and five stakes races worth $100,000 each. 

Tuesday kicked off the stakes action with the $100,000 Mrs. Claus Stakes. Jakarta, a recent addition to the Michael Trombetta barn, drew off to an authoritative three-length victory over eight rivals under jockey Mychel Sanchez. The veteran Pennsylvania-bred mare returned $38.60 and completed the seven-furlong contest in 1:23.40. Miss Mosaic finished second and the favored Don’t Call Me Mary rounded out the trifecta.

Jakarta ridden by Mychel Sanchez win the Mrs. Claus. The Pennsylvania-Bred filly is owned by Three Diamonds Farm. (Photo by Nikki Sherman /EQUI-PHOTO)

Why Why Paul Why continued his winning streak and notched his fourth straight win for trainer Penny Pearce in the $100,000 Kris Kringle Stakes. Rated off of a sharp early pace by Kendrick Carmouche, the son of Archarcharch finished in 1:42.92, 2 1/4 lengths clear of Davidic Line and I Am Redeemed. 

Why Why Paul Why and Kendrick Carmouche capture the Kris Kringle. Owner JKX Racing. (Photo by Barbara Weidl/EQUI-PHOTO)

Frankie Pennington piloted Dreams Untold to take the final stakes race on Tuesday’s card, the $100,000 Blitzen Stakes. The Pennsylvania-bred son of Smarty Jones sat off of the early pace and pounced at the top of the stretch to prevail by 3 3/4 lengths for trainer John Servis, completing six furlongs in 1:10.46.

Dreams Untold ridden by Frankie Pennington run away with the Blitzen. Dreams Untold is a homebred for Patricia Chapman’s Someday Farm. (Photo by Nikki Sherman/EQUI-PHOTO)

On Wednesday, the season concluded with two $100,000 stakes for two-year-olds. The $100,000 Parx Futurity for two-year-old fillies was won by the Robert Reid Jr.-trained Stand Up Comic. Ridden by Frankie Pennington, the juvenile daughter of Practical Joke remains undefeated on dirt returning $7.00 to win in her third career victory. In the $100,000 Parx Juvenile, Dance Code scored by a length and a half over a game effort by Speaking. Trained by Juan Vazquez and ridden by Nik Juarez, the son of Honor Code returned $8.20 to win.

Stand Up Comic ridden by Frankie Pennington winning the $100,000 Parx Futurity on December 29, 2021. Owners Cash Is King LLC and LC Racing LLC. (Photo by Nikki Sherman/EQUI-PHOTO)

There was a mandatory distribution of the newly added Philly Big 5 wager on Wednesday. Winning tickets returned $7,875.40.

Jockey Ruben Silvera took home leading rider honors in 2021 with 217 wins and Jamie Ness won the training title with 186 victories. 

Live Racing resumes on Monday, January 3 with a first post time of 12:10PM ET.

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