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MSOA Gets $150,000 Marketing Grant

April 18, 2017:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners’ Association (MSOA) has received a $150,000 grant from the State Horse Racing Commission for the marketing of racing in the region....read on

Driving Challenge At Harrah’s Sunday

September 16, 2016:

Eight of eastern Pennsylvania’s most talented drivers will duel over eight races Sunday at Harrah’s Philadelphia racetrack for local sulkysitting bragging rights – and a $40,000 first prize – in the $100,000 ‘Summer Sizzle’ Drivers Challenge Championship....read on

$200K Dorothy Mullin Pace Announced

April 26, 2016:

The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association and Harrah’s Philadelphia have announced that this year's $200,000 free-for-all pace on Sunday, May 29 at Harrah’s will be named the Dorothy ‘Moon’ Mullin Pace....read on

Pinnacle To Acquire Meadows Operation

March 29, 2016:

On Tuesday, March 29, Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (PNK or ‘Pinnacle’) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with a subsidiary of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) to acquire the operations of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino (Meadows) for total consideration of $138 million....read on

Governor Signs PA Racing Bill Into Law

February 23, 2016:

On Tuesday, February 23, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 941, which, among other things, includes reforms of Pennsylvania’s equine racing industry....read on

Amended Agreement For Meadows Sale

December 16, 2015:

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (‘the Company’ or GLPI) has announced that it has entered into an amended agreement to acquire The Meadows Racetrack and Casino from Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC (‘Cannery’) for $440 million....read on

Meadows To Take Break In October

August 27, 2015:

Officials with the Meadows have announced that the track will take a break from live racing from October 12 to October 29....read on

New PHRC Chair Introduced

June 25, 2014:

After having been sworn in as the new chairman of the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission on Monday, Jonathan Newman, who has a history in the Standardbred racing industry, presided over his first PHRC meeting Tuesday at Pocono Downs....read on

PA Breeders Fund Regulation Changes

April 15, 2014:

The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission would like to remind owners of two-year-old non-resident Pennsylvania-sired Standardbreds that they will not receive breeders awards for the 2014 racing season....read on

Who Should Pay For Drug Testing?

March 22, 2014:

A bill that's currently circulating would shift the cost of drug testing from the horse racing commission to the owners of the horses that race there....read on

Owner Looking To Sue After Breakdown

March 5, 2014:

It has been reported that owner of a harness racehorse is preparing to file a lawsuit against a major North American Standardbred raceway after his horse was injured in a winter race and had to be euthanized....read on

Harrah's Philly Dates Restored

February 28, 2014:

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack has revised its 2014 live racing schedule, with the 150-program season slated to now begin on March 28, 2014....read on

PASS Payments Due March 15

February 28, 2014:

The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission today reminded standardbred horse owners that 2014 Sire Stakes payments for two-year-old and three-year-old horses are due by March 15....read on

New PHRC Procaine/Penicillin Policy

February 28, 2014:

Effective April 1, 2014, the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission will adopt the following policy regarding the use of procaine/penicillin on Standardbred racehorses....read on

Coletta Family Issues Statement

February 24, 2014:

The family of injured horseman Anthony Coletta has issued a statement, which says that the 31-year-old driver is in the “race of his life.”...read on


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