• Four Major Stakes on Labor Day Card at Parx

    Parx Racing’s September Spectacular of Racing kicks off on Labor Day with four of the track’s major stakes and over $1 million in purses. All featured on the Monday holiday card are the $300,000 Grade 3 Smarty Jones Stakes, the $300,000 Grade 3 Turf Monster Handicap, the $200,000 Grade 3 Greenwood Cup and the $200,000 Turf Amazon Handicap. At one […]

    Ben's Cat rolls to victory in the 2014 Parx Dash. ©Nikki Sherman
  • Congratulations to the Parx Racing Hall of Fame Class of 2014

    Congratulations to the Parx Racing Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014! Join us on Saturday, September 13th as we celebrate the induction of these nine outstanding individuals into our Hall of Fame. We will also be awarding the 2014 PTHA Man of the Year, as well as crowning the winner of this year’s $250,000 PTHA President’s Cup. HORSES Broad Brush […]

    Congratulations to the Parx Racing Hall of Fame Class of 2014
  • 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

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Ben's Cat rolls to victory in the 2014 Parx Dash. ©Nikki Sherman

Four Major Stakes on Labor Day Card at Parx

September 1, 2014 at 11:14 am

Parx Racing’s September Spectacular of Racing kicks off on Labor Day with four of the track’s major stakes and over $1 million in purses. All featured on the Monday holiday...

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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

August 30, 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 »

2014 Owners Appreciation Day

2014 Owners Appreciation Day

August 19, 2014 at 2:10 pm

The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association cordially invites all owners to attend our 6th annual Owners Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 23, 2014. All...

  • Labor Day Picnic
    Labor Day Picnic

    Please note that the Annual Labor Day Picnic will be held on Friday, August 29th rather than Monday, September...

    August 9, 2014 at 4:59 pm
  • PTHA Meeting Saturday, July 5th at 11:00 am

    ATTENTION ALL OWNERS AND TRAINERS There will be a PTHA General Membership Meeting on Saturday, July 5th at 11:00...

    July 1, 2014 at 4:56 pm
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Turning for Home »

Turning for Home Celebrates Smarty Jones

Turning for Home Celebrates Smarty Jones

August 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Kick off Smarty Jones Day on Labor Day at Parx Racing by celebrating the 10th anniversary of Smarty Jones’ Triple Crown run. Begin your day at the races with a continental...

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