Dick Jerardi, For The Inquirer

Dick Jerardi, For The Inquirer

Dick Jerardi specializes in college basketball and horse racing.

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Keith Jones retires as Parx Racing announcer after 34 years

His voice is so synonymous with the track that it will be jarring when racing resumes in 2021 and there is a new voice calling the races. His final call as a full-time announcer will be Wednesday.

Swiss Skydiver wins Preakness, outrunning Kentucky Derby winner Authentic down the stretch

It was essentially a match race for the final quarter mile, and the brilliant filly won it. Trainer Bob Baffert failed to get his record eighth Preakness.

The Preakness field is unusually strong in this crazy Triple Crown season. Here’s a prediction.

In relation to their chances to win, Art Collector is going to be a better price than Authentic. But the Bob Baffert factor makes it hard to go against the favorite.

Authentic wins the Kentucky Derby, giving Bob Baffert another title

It was such a shame there were no fans at the track to see what a horse brought to America’s race by a master trainer looks like.

Tiz the Law has the speed and resume to dominate the Kentucky Derby | Dick Jerardi

The horse is clearly more comfortable being outside than inside, so it is all setting up perfectly for the best horse to win again and head for Pimlico in four weeks, a Triple Crown on the line.

John Fanelli and Ny Traffic take their Philadelphia roots to the Kentucky Derby

The colt has raced five times in 2020, winning big in Florida before running third, second, second, and second again in major Derby prep races.

Belmont Stakes starts upside-down Triple Crown season. Plus, a prediction. | Dick Jerardi

There will be no fans at the Elmont, N.Y., track on Saturday. But the wagering should be big.

Parx, Delaware Park slowly bring back horse racing

Parx reopens for racing on Monday, but no fans will be permitted and the status of its signature races is uncertain. Delaware Park, meanwhile, came back on Wednesday and has allowed fans to come watch.

Ever an original, Speedy Morris belongs in the Basketball Hall of Fame | Dick Jerardi

As great as Speedy has been as a coach, his humanity has always been his greatest attribute. In a world gone make believe, Speedy has always been real.

William Prickett, of Delaware, was a successful thoroughbred horse trainer from 1960s through 1980s

Mr. Prickett probably won more than 1,000 races, although records from his time in the game are incomplete.