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

Danzing Candy was sent off as the 1-5 favorite in the five-horse field of the $200,000 Lone Star Handicap (G3), leading at every call in the 1 1/16-mile test and crossing the wire 4 3/4 lengths in front.
In a perfectly timed ride, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens guided Ashleyluvssugar to a second victory in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (G2T) May 28, run at 1 1/4 miles over Santa Anita Park\'s turf course.
Live Oak Plantation\'s homebred Souper Tapit seized control as the field of the Marine Stakes (G3) headed for home and widened his advantage down the lane at Woodbine May 28.
Winter, with Moore in the saddle, delivered an even more impressive performance on the yielding Curragh turf in the Irish One Thousand Guineas May 28.
Cobra Farm\'s Federico Tesio Stakes winner Twisted Tom will run in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1), said trainer Chad Brown, following his five-furlong breeze May 28 at Belmont Park.
Werther answered the distance question with authority in the final group 1 event of Hong Kong\'s season, kicking away from his main rival, Blazing Speed, to win the May 28 Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup by three lengths.
Trainer Mark Casse gratefully reported Sunday that Canadian champion Catch a Glimpse had eaten up and was in good order in the hours after and the morning following her collapse during the Nassau Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine May 27.
Isabelle de Tomaso\'s homebred Irish Strait grabbed the lead soon after the start of the $100,000 Red Bank Stakes (G3T) May 27 at Monmouth Park and never looked back, wiring his rivals as he picked up his first graded score.
Sharp handling of grade 1 winner Illuminant brought big rewards May 27 at Santa Anita Park for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Sol Kumin\'s Head of Plains Partners, and SF Racing.
An eight-month layoff seemed to have little effect on Cupid in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes (G1) as he won the 1 1/4-mile test May 27 by 3 1/4 lengths.
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