Center City’s off-track betting parlor is no more.
The Turf Club, the OTB nestled below 1635 Market Street and connected to the underground concourse, recently sported signs on it saying it has closed. Parx, the racetrack and casino in Bensalem which runs the Turf Clubs, did not return a request for comment. The location has been removed from its website and there is no answer at its listed phone number. Read more »
Exercise rider Willie Delgado rides California Chrome along the track during a morning training session at Los Alamitos Race Course Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Los Alamitos, Calif. California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, is scheduled to run in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
In what Daily News horse guru Dick Jerardi is calling “the most important race in the history of Pennsylvania racing,” Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is running in the Pennsylvania Derby. He’s the first Kentucky Derby winner to run in the Pennsylvania Derby the same year.
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Montgomery County State Rep. Todd Stephens has a novel solution to the school funding problem: Take it from gamblers! Okay, that’s just his plan on a macro level: Stephens wants to take $250 million from the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund to give to certain school districts.
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