Dick Jerardi

Dick Jerardi

Dick Jerardi specializes in college basketball and horse racing.

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Elate captures second straight Delaware Handicap

Elate ran as well as she ever has in winning the race by 4½ lengths over Escape Clause, who finished just in front of Blue Prize.

Horse racing: Elate looks for back-to-back wins in $750,000 Delaware Handicap

After winning last year by 3 1/4 lengths, Elate returns Saturday to try to win the DelCap again. She will be favored again. But this is a much stronger field than she faced last year.

Jockey Joel Rosario guides Sir Winston to Belmont victory, but thoroughbred scene remains muddy | Dick Jerardi

With four "winners" in the Triple Crown, including disqualified Derby winner Maximum Security, we'll need the second half of this season to sort out the top thoroughbreds.

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Preakness 2019: War of Will is favorite with top contenders out | Dick Jerardi

With a better, more comfortable position in the Preakness and five early speed horses potentially spreading the field out, I expect War of Will to be much more effective than he was in the Kentucky Derby.

And the Kentucky Derby winner is ... | Dick Jerardi

Betting the Derby is mandatory, but I liked last year much better when I had 40-1 on Justify in the future book.

15 years after winning Kentucky Derby, Philadelphia’s Smarty Jones still wins hearts

Pennsylvania's greatest horse is back in the region in Lebanon County. People come from thousands of miles away to see him. He gets Christmas cards.

Smarty Jones to appear at Parx on Labor Day

Smarty Jones Day will have a special guest this year — Smarty Jones.

Parx-based Maximus Mischief retires because of injury

The Parx-based Kentucky Derby prospect suffered a front-leg injury and will no longer be able to compete.

2019 NCAA Tournament: How did the committee do on building the bracket?

A few seeds made no sense. But there was not much to complain about from the final teams left out. It was actually hard to find teams that deserved to be in the bracket.

Maximus Mischief falls short in Holy Bull, loses to a pair of long shots in his 3-year-old debut

Maximus Mischief, a horse that was based at Parx, finishes third in the Holy Bull Stakes, his first race as a 3-year-old.