The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition is a statewide group representing more than 10,000 owners and trainers of the horse racing industry in Pennsylvania.

Our Members

Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

Owners, trainers, and drivers of Standardbred horses racing at The Meadows Racetrack

Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association

Committed to the promotion and development of harness racing in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Horsebreeders Association

Responsible for all aspects of the Pennsylvania Breeding Fund, including administration and promotion as well as the maintenance of the official registry of PA-Bred race horses and Pennsylvania stallions.

Pennsylvania Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association

Organization based upon the ideals of “horsemen helping horsemen,” representing the interests of horsemen at the Penn National and Presque Isle Racetracks

Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

Protecting and providing for the Parx Racing horsemen through the guarantee of live racing, horsemen’s rights, health care and pension for horsemen, benevolence programs, and more.

Standardbred Breeders Association of Pennsylvania

Committed to uniting and representing the interests of Pennsylvania Standardbred Breeders through effective leadership, governmental action and growth of the sector

Spirit, Speed and Jobs

Economic Impact

  • Over 40,000 jobs were created following the passage of Act 71
  • $490 million is a result of the PA Race Horse Development Fund
  • Every $1 in direct spending within the racing industry equates to $2.13 in total spending within the Pa. economy.
  • Horsemen reinvested approximately 89% of monies paid from the Race Development Fund into their local economies.
  • The racing industry accounts for roughly 35 percent of the economic impact of the total equine industry
  • 49 percent increase in the number of Pennsylvania-sired foals after passage of Act 71

Live Racing in Pennsylvania!

Latest News


PA Equine Coalition Urges Opposition to H.B. 808

June 26, 2015
Dear Representative:

It is our understanding that H.B. 808, which would legalize Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at thousands of […]

Parx Racing®, PTHA Announce Creation of New $20 Million Parx Racing® Fall Festival

Reduction in live race days will fund increased purses during a two month-long Fall Festival; Parx to invest $4.4 million in track improvements and beautification

Letter to Pennsylvania Senate – Amended S.B. 352

June 17, 2015
Dear Senator,

The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition has reviewed SB 352 as amended and strongly opposes the bill as drafted. […]

From Bloodhorse

From the moment Coniah put her nose in front halfway down Santa Anita\'s hillside turf course to when she hit the wire, there was little challenge from any of the horses behind her, and the 5-year-old Harlington mare cruised to the line.
Novogratz Racing Stables\' Amy\'s Challenge kept her winning streak alive when she battled down to the wire with Mia Mischief in the $125,000 Dixie Belle Stakes at Oaklawn Park Jan. 20. 
Globetrotting Toast of New York completed the final leg of his journey from England Jan. 20 and settled in at Gulfstream Park, where he will compete Jan. 27 in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1).
X Y Jet delivered as expected Saturday when he led every point of call en route to a sublime 5 1/2-length win in the Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Anne D. Scott\'s Galleon Mast returned to winning ways Jan. 20 in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Jacks or Better Farm homebred Awesome Banner started out 2018 with a return to the winner\'s circle. The 5-year-old son of Awesome of Course pulled away to win by a half-length in the $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes Jan. 20 at Laurel Park.
Whatever his problems in the afternoon, Gettysburg can display brilliance in morning workouts. As Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen marveled, few horses have the physical ability to repeatedly and effectively work with a horse such as Gun Runner.
Tamarkuz, winner of the 2016 Las Vegas Breeders\' Cup Dirt Mile (G1), was represented by his first reported foal Jan. 20. The filly is out of the unraced Aldebaran mare Aly Baran and was born at Scarteen Stud in Central Kentucky. 
Coolmore\'s Stellar Wind got an early four-furlong leg-stretcher Jan. 20 in preparation for her run against males in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1).
Jay\'s Way\'s grit spelled heartache for another graded stakes winner Saturday when he re-rallied in deep stretch to edge Mr. Jordan by a half length in the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes.
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