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

From PAEquine.com

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 Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Oct. 17 approved $25,000 of Equine Drug Research Council funds for an analytical study to examine the levels of regulated substances—and other substances—found in the racetrack environment.
Son of Dynaformer has eight winners from 16 foals of racing age, led by grade 3 turf winner Big Score.
Classic Empire, the 2016 champion juvenile male for owner John Oxley, has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore America\'s Ashford Stud. 
Phantom Trip, winner of the Oklahoma Classics Cup Stakes last year, and Shotgun Kowboy, the 2015 winner, are scheduled to meet in this year\'s edition of the 1 1/16-mile race for Oklahoma-breds 3-and-older Oct. 20 at Remington Park.
A radio campaign created by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has been inducted into the Clio Awards Hall of Fame, one of the most prestigious distinctions in the advertising business.
An invasion of overseas runners will challenge many of America\'s best steeplechase horses in the Oct. 21 $400,000 Grand National (NSA-G1), America\'s richest steeplechase race and the centerpiece of the Far Hills Races in central New Jersey.
Stormy Hull once hoped he would one day sell a horse for $50,000. At the Oct. 17 Barretts October fall mixed sale in Pomona, Calif., Hull topped the action with a $220,000 yearling filly he hauled to Southern California himself.
Recent graded stakes winners Fault and Sweeping Paddy headline the Oct. 20 $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3T). A full field of 14 3-year-old fillies plus one also eligible are entered for Keeneland\'s 1 1/16-mile turf event.
Off a strong September of Thoroughbred racing in the state, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Oct. 17 approved a 2018 racing schedule similar to this year\'s schedule.
Agent Charlie Gordon-Watson buys the top-seller, a €500,000 filly by Dabirsim.
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