PA-bred Horse Wins Kentucky Oaks Stakes

Princess of Sylmar shocks field with 38-1 victory, and more news from the PA Equine Coalition

Pennsylvania thoroughbred breeders has reason to celebrate this past weekend at the Kentucky Oaks as Princess of Sylmar pulled off an upset win in the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (a Grade 1 Stakes Race), and the three year-old filly So Many Ways took the $150,000 Eight Belles Stakes presented by Xerox (a Grade 3 Stakes Race).  Both races were held on Friday, May 3.  Here is a summary of coverage from the weekend:

Daily Racing Forum

Bloodhorse.com

In other news of local interest, revenues from slot machines at Pennsylvania’s six racetrack casinos were down 7.4 percent for the month of April compared to the same month in 2012, which continues a steady trend of declines.  The decrease in slots revenue caused funding for the state’s Race Horse Development Fund — which supports live horse racing and breeding in the state — to decrease by $1.77 million for the month of April.  Below is a summary of coverage about slots revenue decreases and its effect on the current budget debate:

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

West Chester Daily Local

Central Pennsylvania Business Journal

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal