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PA’s Online, Searchable Rulings Database

November 4, 2016:

Results of official rulings issued against licensees by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission now will be available online as part of the commission’s continuing commitment to transparency and modernizing its oversight of the state’s racing industry....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

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

PA Announces Amicar Prohibition

February 5, 2014:

The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, in consultation with Dr. Mary Robinson, University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School of Medicine, New Bolton Center, has announced that effective March 1, 2014 the pre-race medication Amicar will no longer be permitted to be used in conjunction with Furosemide (lasix)....read on

Presque Files Suit Against PHRC, Endeka

November 13, 2013:

Presque Isle Downs in Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit against Endeka Entertainment and the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission in regard to the proposed Lawrence Downs Casino and Racetrack....read on

Welsh Steps Away From PHRC

April 18, 2013:

It has been reported that Richard J. Welsh, a commissioner with the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, has resigned....read on

Meadows Announces Make-Up Card

November 14, 2012:

On Wednesday, November 14, the Meadows announced a make-up race date for the card that was recently cancelled due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy....read on

Flyers Owner Getting Into Racino Game?

July 3, 2012:

It has been reported that Comcast CEO Ed Snider, who is also owner of the Philadelphia Flyers, is getting into the racino game....read on


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