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

Mendelssohn, Seahenge, and Threeandfourpence possible for either the Kentucky Derby Conditions Race March 1 at Kempton Park or the Patton Stakes March 2 at Dundalk.
After an encouraging first start sprinting Jan. 15, Perry and Denise Martin\'s Faversham, the last full sibling to two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, will stretch out and step up into stakes company in the California Cup Derby Feb. 19.
There will be no shortage of accomplished rivals awaiting Curlin\'s Approval when she tries to defend her 2017 victory in a revamped Royal Delta Stakes (G3) Feb. 19 at Gulfstream Park.
Jockey Martin Pedroza has been suspended 15 days and was fined $500 Feb. 16 for his actions during an altercation with a valet Dec. 29 at Santa Anita Park.
Sonneteer, Futile, Far Right, and Untrapped will meet again in the Feb. 19 Razorback Handicap (G3), the second of four major two-turn races for older horses run at the Arkansas track.
A 4-year-old filly trained by Tom Albertrani, suspected with an equine herpesvirus-1 infection earlier this week, had to be humanely euthanized midday Friday, Feb. 16.
Count the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Feb. 19 as a microcosm of the how deep the well of potential runs in trainer Steve Asmussen\'s shedrow these days.
Before making his foray into horse racing with the purchase of two yearlings in 2016 and four 2-year-olds purchased for high-dollar figures last spring, Larry Best dutifully studied the Thoroughbred industry.
Things start to get serious for the 3-year-olds Feb. 17, when the first 85-point qualifying races for the Kentucky Derby Presented By Woodford Reserve (G1) and the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) will be run at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Billed as an investment fund focused on Thoroughbred racing, Phoenix Thoroughbreds is off to a spectacular start with leading Kentucky Oaks candidate Dream Tree and Kentucky Derby hopefuls Mourinho and Gronkowski.
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