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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

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

Preferences For PA Horses At Pocono

December 10, 2012:

Opening night for harness racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be Saturday, March 23, 2013, and it will kick off the northeastern Pennsylvania track’s 48th racing season....read on

Perretti Exodus Creates Challenge For NJ

November 30, 2012:

The loss of New Jersey stallions to slots-enriched programs in other states is now a reality....read on

Harness Regulators Move Toward Uniformity

June 22, 2012:

Standardbred racing regulators from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware said that they would work to harmonize regional racing rules and explore implementation of time-based limits on medication administration following a meeting at The Meadowlands prompted by calls for uniformity by Meadowlands operator Jeff Gural....read on

PA Pro-Racing Budget Moves To House

May 11, 2012:

According to reports, on Wednesday, May 9 the Pennsylvania Senate overwhelmingly approved a spending plan which does not include the proposed transfer of $72 million from the state's horse-racing improvement fund to other programs...read on

Near Total Elimination Of PA Stakes Probable

March 5, 2012:

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed $72 million raid on the Race Horse Development Fund for 2012, together with a planned $47 million transfer to the state’s general fund, would make it virtually impossible to continue stakes racing at 2011 levels, according to the heads of the state’s standardbred horsemen’s organizations...read on

A Call To Action In Pennsylvania

March 2, 2012:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association held a crucial meeting on Thursday, March 1 related to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's proposed budget. The standing-room-only crowd was urged to contact their local legislators as well as the governor to express their concerns...read on

AHT Applicatio​n Completed

November 8, 2011:

American Harness Tracks has completed the requirements for its application for the final harness racing license in Pennsylvania...read on

Vote On AHT License Delayed

October 26, 2011:

It has been reported that the scheduled vote regarding American Harness Tracks' application for the final harness racing license in Pennsylvania has been delayed...read on

McErlean: Pennsylvania Is “The Best Of The Worst”

February 24, 2010:

The sixth annual two-day Pennsylvania Gaming Congress and Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum was held in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania earlier this week igniting discussions between racing officials about future plans for industry...read on

Table Games Approved In Pennsylvania

January 6, 2010:

Pennsylvania lawmakers approved legislation allowing table games at the state’s 14 licensed casinos on...read on

Pennsylvania State Bonuses Increase

August 29, 2008:

Earl Beal, Jr., president of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association, today announced that the organization will increase from 20% to 40% the bonus for any Pennsylvania-owned, trained or sired winning horses at Pocono Downs from September 1 through 13....read on


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