• Upcoming Easter Events

    There will be several special events during the week prior to Easter. On Easter Sunday (April 20th) there will be a feast in Ron’s Backstretch Café beginning at 11 AM with a short service right in the Café. On Saturday, April 19th from 1-3 PM there will be a party in the Recreation Hall with Easter Egg Hunts and much […]

    Upcoming Easter Events
  • 2013 Parx Horse of the Year Awards

    View the photos, courtesy of photographer Anna Cascio. Also keep an eye out for the newest copy of PTHA News, which will include full coverage of the Horse of the Year Awards, scheduled to hit mailboxes in mid-April!

    2013 Parx Horse of the Year Awards
  • Agway Special Back

                        Buy 9 bags of Agway RESPOND or HIGH GRAIN feed, get 1 free*! *From April 1 through November 30. Only available at the HPA store.

    Agway Special Back
  • Remember When…

    On July 5, 2004, Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell signed the Gaming Bill (House Bill #2330) in the winner’s circle at Philadelphia Park. mexes.com.ua retail.ua

    Remember When…
  • The 1986 Pennsylvania Derby

    One of the most incredible displays of talent seen at Philadelphia Park came on September 27, 1986, when 4-5 favorite Broad Brush nearly fell victim to his own eccentric behavior in the $300,000 Pennsylvania Derby (G2). After taking command near the top of the stretch, the colt suddenly bolted directly at the outside fence. Most racehorses would have simply given […]

    The 1986 Pennsylvania Derby
  • The Granny Fund

    The Granny Fund was established in March 2000 as a memorial to Catherine “Granny” Youmans, the mother of PTHA Secretary Connie Youmans. Granny, as everyone at the track called her, was a fixture on the backstretch at picnics, banquets, ball games, etc. Throughout her life, she talked to people about getting, continuing, and using their education. She was adamant about […]

    The Granny Fund

Racing »

Joint Return Overtakes the Speed to Win Calder Oaks

Joint Return Overtakes the Speed to Win Calder Oaks

April 14, 2014 at 4:31 pm

by Calder Publicity Main Line Racing Stable’s Joint Return showed that racing in last can pay off even when speed holds as the 3-year-old filly passed rivals around the...

  • 2013 Parx Horse of the Year Awards
    2013 Parx Horse of the Year Awards

    View the photos, courtesy of photographer Anna Cascio. Also keep an eye out for the newest copy of PTHA News,...

    April 1, 2014 at 4:49 pm
  • 2013 Parx Racing Leaders
    2013 Parx Racing Leaders

    Leading Trainer Patricia Farro 457-85-88-65-19, $2,631,231 Leading Owner High Point Thoroughbred Partners Marshall...

    February 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm
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Legislative »

PA Equine Coalition Response to Rep. Stephens’ Proposed Legislation to Transfer $250 million from RHDF

PA Equine Coalition Response to Rep. Stephens’ Proposed Legislation to Transfer $250 million from RHDF

February 18, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Preface by Michael P. Ballezzi, Esq., Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association: On January 29, 2014, Philly.com published an article...

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Horsemen’s Purchasing Association »

HPA Weekly Specials

HPA Weekly Specials

April 12, 2014 at 8:36 am

Each week, the Horsemen’s Purchasing Association features a selection of products at discounted prices. These weekly specials run from Saturday to Saturday, and give...

  • Agway Special Back
    Agway Special Back

                        Buy 9 bags of Agway RESPOND or HIGH GRAIN...

    March 29, 2014 at 7:51 pm
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Backstretch Buzz »

PTHA Sponsors Teen Volunteer Award

PTHA Sponsors Teen Volunteer Award

April 12, 2014 at 2:09 pm

When Bucks County Congressional Representative Gene DiGirolamo was informed that the YWCA of Bucks County, of which he is Chairman of their Advisory Council, was lacking funding...

  • Norwegian Group Visits Parx Again
    Norwegian Group Visits Parx Again

    A group of students, led by teacher Marianne Kaarevik, from Aasane Folkehoes-Skole in Norway visited Parx Racetrack...

    April 5, 2014 at 6:57 pm
  • Upcoming Easter Events
    Upcoming Easter Events

    There will be several special events during the week prior to Easter. On Easter Sunday (April 20th) there will...

    April 1, 2014 at 5:37 pm
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Turning for Home »

Visit TFH at the Horse World Expo

Visit TFH at the Horse World Expo

February 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Turning for Home will be at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo in Harrisburg, PA for the very first time! Each year, over 10,000 equine enthusiasts flood through the doors...

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