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New Commission Holds First Meeting

June 29, 2016:

A stronger, unified governance body to oversee Pennsylvania’s more than $1 billion equine racing industry began its work to strengthen horse and harness racing today (Wednesday, June 29) as the new State Horse Racing Commission had its first meeting....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

Pennsylvania Deadline Extended

November 13, 2015:

Talks between the Wolf Administration and leaders of the General Assembly continued to yield progress this week on how to correct a long-standing structural deficit in the State Racing Fund, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said today....read on

Agreement Pending For PA Racing

November 6, 2015:

After two weeks of negotiations, the Wolf administration and the four legislative caucuses tonight (Friday, Nov. 6) reached an agreement in concept on how to fix a long-standing structural deficit in the State Racing Fund....read on

Pennsylvania Deadline Extended

October 30, 2015:

After a week of daily discussions between state officials and representatives of Pennsylvania’s horse and harness racing industries and its racetracks, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding expressed optimism today (Friday, Oct. 30) that a long-term solution to the structural deficit in the State Racing Fund is within reach....read on

Update On Pennsylvania Racing

October 29, 2015:

Last week, state officials announced that the financial health of Pennsylvania Racing Fund was declining and had reached a point where it could no longer sustain or protect the integrity of the racing industry....read on

Report: Progress In Pennsylvania

October 26, 2015:

It has been reported that a resolution to a threatened shutdown of the Pennsylvania horse racing industry could be announced as soon as tomorrow (Tuesday, October 27), as horse racing and government officials met late last week for meetings on the situation....read on

New $700K Race For PA Glamour Boys

June 25, 2015:

A $1.6 million investment in Pennsylvania’s harness racing industry will boost purses that strengthen breeding programs and establish a prestigious stakes race, the states’ agriculture secretary, Russell Redding, has announced....read on


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