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General Information
COO
Joe Wilson
Address: 
3001 Street Rd.
Bensalem, PA 19020
Main Phone: 
(215) 639-9000
Racing Office: 
(800) 562-6765
Fax: 
(215) 639-9220
Owner Hospitality: 
Name: 
Kylie Waters
Phone: 
(215) 639-9000 x3525
About Us: 

Parx Racing, formally Philadelphia Park, was known as Keystone Racetrack from its opening day on November 4, 1974 until International Thoroughbred Breeders (ITB) purchased the Bensalem Oval on December 28, 1984 for approximately $40,000,000. changing the name and look of the Bensalem Oval.

During the ITB reign, many major improvements took place, including the construction of a turf course, the development of the Phonebet system, and a live television show, developed to help bettors enjoy the daily racing card from Parx Racing. The show, “Philadelphia Park Live” was shown over local cable stations in the area.

Philadelphia Park changed hands again in December of 1990 with Greenwood Racing, Inc. taking control of the reins. Headed by British gaming entrepreneurs Robert Green and William Hogwood, Greenwood Racing acquired the package of a racetrack facility, the Phonebet system, and the rights to the future development of up to six off-track betting sites in the Philadelphia area for a sum exceeding $67 million.

In 2004, a small Chestnut Colt, born in Chester County, PA 3 years earlier, won the heart of the nation when he won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Smarty Jones brought world-wide attention to the Bensalem Racetrack and became instrumental in the passing of the long awaited Slots Bill. On July 4th, 2004, PA Governor Ed Rendell signed the bill into law in the Winner’s Circle of Philadelphia Park.

Race Dates: 
Spring/Summer Race Meet
Jan 1 2017 to Aug 8 2017
Fall/Winter Race Meet
Sep 2 2017 to Dec 31 2017
Track Details: 
Track Surface: 
Conventional Dirt
Track Size: 
1 Mile