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

The well-fancied Tap o\' Noth gave trainer Vaughan Marshall his fifth triumph in the 1,600-meter (one mile) Forus Cape Guineas (G1), the start of South Africa\'s Triple Crown for 3-year-olds.
As will be the case fairly often in the coming weeks, the focal point for stakes action Dec. 16 will be at Gulfstream Park.
Following the auction of a no guarantee Uncle Mo charity season, Juddmonte Farms offered to match the winning bid if a second season was made available.
Live in Joy, a stakes-winning son of Kitten\'s Joy, has been retired to Broughton Farm and will stand enter stud at farm near Odessa, Texas, next year, according to Misti Broughton.
The Pennsylvania racing commission on Dec. 15 strengthened the initial penalties assigned by state stewards against owner-trainer Mario Rafael Rodriguez for his handling of a horse with a broken leg at Hollywood Gaming at Penn National Race Course.
Dean Reeves of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing confirmed Dec. 15 that a deal has been reached with Al Shaqab Racing to start Toast of New York in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.
Two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome returned in top form Dec. 15 to his home base at Taylor Made Farm, near Nicholasville, Ky., from his first Southern Hemisphere shuttle season in Chile. 
Golden Gate Fields concluded a successful fall meet Dec. 10 with over year gains in handle.
Venezuelan owner Salomon Del-Vallee has reached a deal with stakeholder William Gallo of Gallo Stables and Bella Inizio Farm to run Gunnevera in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.
Apprentice Wes Hamilton won his first two professional races Dec. 11 at Laurel Park in his only mounts on the card. It was also the first time that he beat his dad to the finish line.
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