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

Carrying the highweight of 134 pounds proved no problem for Stallwalkin\' Dude, who rallied from last of seven to score a clear victory in the $200,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (G3) Nov. 23 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Masterfully ridden by jockey Corey Nakatani, longshot How Unusual spurted between horses at the top of the stretch to enter contention and outfinished 2-1 favorite Responsibleforlove in the final sixteenth to win the Red Carpet Handicap (G3T).
Merriebelle Stable\'s 4-year-old filly Blue Prize (ARG) drew off in the stretch for a decisive 8 1/2-length triumph over Tiger Moth in the Falls City Handicap (G2) Nov. 23 at Churchill Downs. 
Senior Investment carries highweight of 124 into the Discovery Stakes as he returns to dirt after a summer fling on the grass. He ran in both the Preakness and Belmont Stakes earlier this year.
Japan\'s finest will face an unusually strong lineup of foreign rivals in the Japan Cup in association with Longines (G1) Nov. 26 at Tokyo Racecourse.
A Look Back at Mariah\'s Storm\'s victory in the 1995 Falls City Handicap (G3) at Churchill Downs.
On a day full of stakes at Zia Park, the most impressive performance may have come in the last of 10 races Nov. 22 at the New Mexico racetrack.
A look at three-time leading sire Tapit, from his up and down racing career to record heights as a stallion.
Out of the four Breeders\' Cup Classic (G1) runners from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, Mubtaahij (IRE) is the first to get back to action.
Sharp Samurai will hit the Del Mar turf once again in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (G1T) Nov. 25. Five from the Twilight Derby will be back to challenge in the Hollywood Derby.
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