Parx Casino and Racing


2999 Street Road Bensalem, PA19020 Phone: (215) 639-9000 Website:

Racing Season: Year Round

Notable Parx Live Racing Events

  • G1 Cotillion | 3 year old fillies going 1-1/16 mi.
  • G2 Pennsylvania Derby | 3 year olds going 1-1/8 mi.
  • G3 Turf Monster | 3 year olds & up going 5f on turf
  • G3 Greenwood Cup | 3 year olds & up going 1-1/2 mi.

Recent Parx Racing News

History of Live Racing at Parx

Built as Keystone Racetrack in 1974 then known as Philadelphia Park from 1984, what is now Parx Racing runs top quality live racing on the east coast year round. The racetrack came to national attention when a smallish Pennsylvania-bred chestnut colt named Smarty Jones began his career at the Bensalem oval. It wasn't long after Smarty Jones' phenomenal three-year-old season in 2004 that the Pennsylvania legislature passed a bill allowing the installation of slot machines - leading to the construction of the casino - at Parx Racing.

About Parx Race Track

Sitting on 417 acres, the Parx Racetrack backstretch houses 1,400 horses.
  • The main track is a 1 mile oval with 7f and 1-1/4 mile chutes comprised of sand, clay and loam, and a 974 foot long stretch that is 80 feet wide.
  • The turf course is 7f with a 1 1/8 mile chute.

Things to Do at Parx Casino and Racing

Had your fill of horse racing? Don’t worry there is plenty to see and do at Parx. The race track is home to over 3,200 slots and over 100 live table games like Craps and Poker. Looking for a bite to eat? You can choose from several great restaurants, from the upscale Parx Grill to the casual Earl Of Sandwich. After a great meal, check out some live music at 360. Whatever you decide to do, Parx Casino and Racing has it all!