|Friday, June 02, 2017||Contact: Rhonda Norby (859) 224-2856|
|Statement from Jason Wilson, president and chief operating officer, Equibase Company LLC Re Parx Oak|
The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission ruled on May 19, 2017, that the results of the May 7, 2016, Parx Oaks at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., would be as follows: “Miss Inclusive shall be deemed to have finished first along with the horse Eighth Wonder (the runner-up), for the purpose of both maintaining each horse's racing record and determining each horse's eligibility to enter in future races, the forfeiture of the purse will remain in effect and the redistribution of the purse will stand...”
In effect, the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission has determined that the 2016 Parx Oaks had two winners, a second-place finisher and a third-place finisher.
This is a unique situation.
Accordingly, Equibase has removed the official chart for this race from its website while we review the implications of this matter on our database and how the database should reflect the race results.
We view the integrity of the results and the data, and the clarity with which we can present it, to be paramount in this regard. We will inform the industry when a final determination about the official Equibase chart has been made.