• Beyond Smart & Miss d’Oro Take Saturday Stakes

    Saturday Parx Racing hosted two state-bred stakes on the grass, the $75,000 Crowd Pleaser Handicap and the $75,000 Power By Far Handicap. Augustin Stable’s Beyond Smart held off the late charge of Athelstane to win the Crowd Pleaser by a head while Miss d’Oro also had to dig in late to win the Power By Far. In the Crowd Pleaser, […]

    Beyond Smart #4 with Victor Carrasco riding won the $75,000 Crowd Pleaser Handicap at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania July 26, 2014.  Photo By Matthew Donohue / EQUI-PHOTO
  • Preventing Heat-Related Problems in Racehorses

    On warm, hot, humid or still conditions, or if requested by the state veterinarian, please: Cool horses before and after races with cold water Remove saddles and blinkers promptly after the race Apply large amounts of cold water as soon as possible Scrape off the water before walking back to the stable area (water remaining on horse’s back will hold […]

    Preventing Heat-Related Problems in Racehorses
  • Parx Racing to Implement Third-Party Lasix Administration

    On Monday, August 4, 2014, Parx Racing will implement a state-mandated third-party lasix administration system. The private veterinarians at Parx were informed of the details by PTHA Executive Director Mike Ballezzi on Tuesday, July 1st, while PTHA members gathered for information on Saturday, July 5th. Lasix administration will be handled by Kunz Equine Veterinarians, led by Dr. Celeste Kunz. Dr. […]

    Handsome Mike wins the 2012 PA Derby. Photo by Nikki Sherman/EQUI-PHOTO
  • 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.

    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 »

Beyond Smart #4 with Victor Carrasco riding won the $75,000 Crowd Pleaser Handicap at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania July 26, 2014.  Photo By Matthew Donohue / EQUI-PHOTO

Beyond Smart & Miss d’Oro Take Saturday Stakes

July 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Saturday Parx Racing hosted two state-bred stakes on the grass, the $75,000 Crowd Pleaser Handicap and the $75,000 Power By Far Handicap. Augustin Stable’s Beyond Smart...

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Legislative »

Pa. Equine Coalition Applauds Release of Auditor General Report Examining Diversion of Racing Funds

Pa. Equine Coalition Applauds Release of Auditor General Report Examining Diversion of Racing Funds

June 20, 2014 at 3:52 pm

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition today applauded the release of a report by Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale that detailed how $6 million...

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Horsemen’s Purchasing Association »

HPA Weekly Specials

HPA Weekly Specials

July 26, 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...

  • Trainer’s Breakfast
    Trainer’s Breakfast

    Join us on Saturday, June 21st from 9:30 am – 11:30 am outside of the Horsemen’s Office for a FREE...

    June 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm
  • 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 Meeting Saturday, July 5th at 11:00 am

July 1, 2014 at 4:56 pm

ATTENTION ALL OWNERS AND TRAINERS There will be a PTHA General Membership Meeting on Saturday, July 5th at 11:00 am in the Recreation Hall regarding the new policy of THIRD...

  • Trainer’s Breakfast
    Trainer’s Breakfast

    Join us on Saturday, June 21st from 9:30 am – 11:30 am outside of the Horsemen’s Office for a FREE...

    June 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm
  • Parx Equine Dentists Go Viral
    Parx Equine Dentists Go Viral

    By now you’ve probably seen the video of equine dentist Paul Briscione’s infamous shedrow mishap on...

    June 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm
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Turning for Home »

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Turning for Home Sponsors Thoroughbred Shows

May 31, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Thoroughbreds are athletic animals who can go on to new careers in many disciplines, like dressage, jumping or even western pleasure. At Turning for Home, we support these...

  • Visit TFH at the Horse World Expo
    Visit TFH at the Horse World Expo

    Turning for Home will be at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo in Harrisburg, PA for the very first time! Each...

    February 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm
  • Bonnie for the Win!
    Bonnie for the Win!

    Bonnie Hutton, director of After the Races, is planning to compete in the 2014 Mongol Derby, which is the longest...

    November 23, 2013 at 1:27 pm
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