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Cuts To Racing In PA Budget Proposal

February 4, 2021:

Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed fiscal year 2021-22 budget—which seeks to raid $199 million from the Race Horse Development Trust Fund—would result in the end of horseracing in Pennsylvania, an integral part of the state’s agriculture industry that supports hundreds of small businesses and 20,000 family-sustaining jobs....read on

PA Racing Fund Being Audited

May 1, 2014:

It has been reported that Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is in the midst of an audit of the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund, the fund which annually sends hundreds of millions of dollars to the state’s horse-racing industry....read on

PA Responds To Proposed Cuts

February 1, 2014:

Two days after another threat to Pennsylvania's horse racing industry was presented in a new bill that would divert $250 million out of the state’s Horse Racing Development Fund, the horse racing industry in that state has responded....read on

PA Racing Avoids Funding Cut

July 2, 2013:

The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition today announced that a provision of state code that resulted in the diversion of 17 percent -- more than $200 million over the last four years -- from the Race Horse Development Fund has sunset with the adoption of the state budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year....read on

April Slots Revenue At PA Racinos Falls

May 7, 2013:

Continuing a trend of steady declines, revenues from slot machines at Pennsylvania’s six racetrack casinos were down 7.4 per cent for the month of April compared to the same month in 2012....read on

Cuts For Racing In PA?

February 9, 2013:

“While less money is being diverted to other budget items, our projections show significant declines in money going into the fund. That’s bad news for the industry, considering that breeders incentives are already down and some tracks were forced to reduce their purses by 10 to 13 percent this year.”...read on

Meadows Purses To Drop By 10 Per Cent

January 29, 2013:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association announced today that purses will decrease by 10 per cent at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino starting February 1....read on

Funding For PA Racing, Breeding Drops

January 8, 2013:

The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition reported today that funds generated from slot machine gaming to the Race Horse Development Fund decreased by 4.6 per cent or $6.36 million over the past six months, the most significant decline in the history of the fund....read on


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