• New Claiming Rules for Parx & Penn National

    Effective August 29, 2015 Voiding of Claims 1. In the event a horse dies during a claiming race or is euthanized on the racetrack during a claiming race, any claim made on that horse will be declared void; 2. In the event that a horse is vanned off the racetrack after a claiming race, that horse will be taken to the […]

    New Claiming Rules for Parx & Penn National
  • New Racing Dates for 2015-16 & Creation of New Fall Festival

    Parx Racing® and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) announce the creation of a new, annual $20 Million Parx Racing® Fall Festival that will commence on Saturday, August 29, 2015, and continue through October 20, 2015. By doubling purse levels throughout the two month festival, Parx and the PTHA have created a signature racing meet that will attract top horse […]

    California Chrome and Bayern break side by side in the PA Derby. ©Nikki Sherman
  • 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
  • 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…

Racing »

New Claiming Rules for Parx & Penn National

New Claiming Rules for Parx & Penn National

August 28, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Effective August 29, 2015 Voiding of Claims 1. In the event a horse dies during a claiming race or is euthanized on the racetrack during a claiming race, any claim made on...

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Legislative »

Join the Fight to Change Pari-Mutuel Tax Withholding

Join the Fight to Change Pari-Mutuel Tax Withholding

May 22, 2015 at 3:52 pm

THE DEADLINE HAS ALREADY PASSED. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON OUR PROGRESS WITH THIS ISSUE. In response to efforts spearheaded by the NTRA, the United States Department of the...

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Horsemen’s Purchasing Association »

HPA Weekly Specials

HPA Weekly Specials

July 25, 2015 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 Recognizes Dedicated Customers
    Agway Recognizes Dedicated Customers

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

    December 1, 2014 at 7:51 pm
  • Current Feed Availability

    HPA Feed: Agway High Grain, 50 lb. (current promotion – Buy 9, Get 1 Free) Agway Respond, 50 lb. (current...

    October 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm
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Backstretch Buzz »

2015 PHBA Iroquois Awards Banquet to Be May 30th at Penn National

2015 PHBA Iroquois Awards Banquet to Be May 30th at Penn National

May 11, 2015 at 7:10 pm

The 36th annual Iroquois Awards banquet, honoring Pennsylvania’s leading thoroughbred breeders of 2014, will be held on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at the Hollywood Casino...

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Turning for Home »

Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center Open House & Golf Outing to Benefit Turning for Home

Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center Open House & Golf Outing to Benefit Turning for Home

May 9, 2015 at 7:51 pm

Turning for Home is grateful to be the beneficiary of this year’s Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center Open House, Golf Outing & Intern Farewell Gala. We are very...

  • Berry Berry Bueno competed in his very first show this month, just 60 days after leaving Parx!
    April 2015 TFH Adoptees

    In April of 2015, twenty horses found new homes after passing through Turning for Home. Thanks to the assistance...

    May 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm
  • Champion Spirit
    Champion Spirit

    By Kelsey Necowitz The day I got Champ was December 8th, 2012, as a Christmas gift. At the time, I had only just...

    April 10, 2015 at 5:44 pm
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