Live racing resumes Saturday at Parx as the track kicks off its Labor Day weekend of racing. It is to be highlighted by the return of Smarty Jones.

The 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness champion is scheduled to make his first appearance at the track in 15 years on Monday and is to be paraded through the stretch, in the walking ring and the winner’s circle shortly after 5 p.m.

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness trophies will also be on display, and fans will have an opportunity to get their pictures taken with the hardware.

Smarty Jones, with jockey Stewart Elliott, wins the 2004 Kentucky Derby.
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Smarty Jones, with jockey Stewart Elliott, wins the 2004 Kentucky Derby.

The Labor Day racing program will offer 12 races, including seven stakes, highlighted by the $300,000 G3 Turf Monster Handicap on the grass at five furlongs and the $300,000 G3 Smarty Jones Stakes for three year-olds at one mile, 70 yards on the main track.

Post time for the Labor Day card is 12:25 p.m.

Parx will also add Sundays to its live schedule, now offering live racing Saturday through Tuesday until the first week of December. With the exception of Labor Day, post time will be 12:55 p.m.