Pennsylvania Derby and the Cotillion Stakes

Saturday September 22, 2012: Parx Racing

The Pennsylvania Derby and the Cotillion Stakes, both million-dollar races for three-year-olds, have been scheduled for the same day this year.
Schist (left), Frankie Pennington up, beats Dr. Wesley by a nose to win race 4, one of ten contests on the undercard.
Ten horses, including Major Highway, will run in the fifth race, a one-mile allowance on the dirt.
Kristina McManigell awaits her ride on Dance With Bull in race 5.
Crushing (#9), a son of Giacomo trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Ramon Dominguez, wins the race by a nose over Arlo and jockey Jose Flores.
Plymouth Square is covered with mud after finishing 5th.
Ramon Dominguez wins the next race as well, this time with Livingston Street, on the turf.
Angel Castillo has the mount on Bird's I D (#9) and Ramon Dominguez will ride Normal Practice (#1) in race 7.
The field heads for the first turn.
Hello Lover, with Irad Ortiz Jr., wins by a length and a half. The Maryland-bred gelding, by Not For Love, is trained by Butch Reid.
The Alphabet Soup Handicap, a turf contest for Pennsylvania-breds, is the first stakes race of the day.

Philly Ace (#2, inside) wins the Alphabet Soup by a nose over Roadhog, ridden by Horacio Karamanos.
Kendrick Carmouche gets the win on Philly Ace, who is trained by Christophe Clement.
Trinniberg, with Willie Martinez up, enters the six-furlong Gallant Bob Stakes as the favorite.
Well Spelled (left) comes up on the outside to catch Trinniberg and six other three-year-olds to win the Gallant Bob by half a length.
Well Spelled, ridden by Pablo Fragoso, is trained by Ben Perkins Jr.
Shivananda Parbhoo trains runner-up Trinniberg.
The fillies arrive at the paddock for the Grade I Cotillion Stakes. #1 is Moment in Dixie.
Dixie Strike
My Miss Aurelia
Questing (#2), Irad Ortiz Jr. up, leads as the horses head for the first turn.
My Miss Aurelia (#3), ridden by Corey Nakatani, passes Questing just before the finish to win the Cotillion Stakes by a head.
Assistant trainer Scott Blasi and Barbara Banke of Stonestreet Stables lead My Miss Aurelia into the winner's circle.

Scott Blasi and co-owner George Bolton celebrate after the race.
Trainer Steve Asmussen and Corey Nakatani congratulate one another.
Pennsylvania Derby competitors enter the paddock: Stephanoatsee.

Casual Trick
Macho Macho

Golden Ticket (David Cohen up)

Handsome Mike (#3), ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., leads the field in the stretch. Though the horse is part of Doug O'Neill's stable, his trainer for this race is listed as Leandro Moro because O'Neil is currently serving a suspension.
Handsome Mike wins the Grade II Pennsylvania Derby, beating runner-up Macho Macho by two lengths.

Alpha (left, Ramon Dominguez up), who was favored to win the Pennsylvania Derby, returns to be unsaddled after finishing sixth.
Handsome Mike heads to the winner's circle.
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