Philadelphia Park is a prestigious thoroughbred racing establishment boasting top-class racing, extensive betting options and excellent facilities. Well-known for hosting the Philadelphia Derby, Philadelphia Park Racetrack offers great racing meets all year-round along with plenty of Simulcast wagering. Philadelphia Park horse track is also famed for introducing Phonebet, which is very popular amongst bettors from around the country.
Founded in 1974, the race track was first known as Keystone. It was purchased 10 years later by ITB and renamed Philadelphia Park Racetrack. A turf course was installed and the exciting Phonebet program was implemented. In 1990 it was sold to Greenwood Racing Inc. Under new ownership, simulcasting was introduced and five off-track Turf Clubs were created. This has allowed eager horse racing fans to view and wager on great races from the world over whilst dining every day of the week. Philadelphia Park's record handle of $501,000,000 was set in 1999. From that time various improvements have been made at Philadelphia Park horse racing track and it continues as the leading racecourse in the state of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Park Racetrack is best-known as host of the prestigious Pennsylvania Derby. Over the years, the derby has become a fun-filled 3 day festival featuring a 9 furlong race for 3 year olds. Starting on Labor Day weekend and ending on Labor Day itself, the festivities include a family carnival, concerts, local bands and of course unforgettable racing and wagering. Another top race at Philadelphia Park is the Cotillion Handicap, a 1 1/16 mile race for fillies. Held since 1969, the race is hosted on the first Saturday of October every year.
Philadelphia Park offers racegoers an amazing experience with fantastic facilities and outstanding services. The main track itself is a dirt oval of 1 mile. The inner turf course is a 7 furlong oval. Post times are 12:35 pm. A racing seminar takes place every second Saturday for free. This seminar gives patrons of Philadelphia Park Racetrack a chance to meet management, get a real handle on the track and betting as well as to ask questions. All newcomers will feel right at home, particularly with the help of the Newcomer Guides. Philadelphia Park's teletheater offers both live and simulcast racing on more than 100 televisions as well as personal televisions and wagering terminals. The mezzanine and grandstand area provides a brilliant view of the race track grounds. Make your way to the guest services area for tack odds, pool information, Infotext terminals, Internet access and more.
From first-class racing to exciting simulcasting and comprehensive, convenient facilities, Philadelphia Park Racetrack is a truly unique racing experience.