• Important Equine Coalition Survey

    Dear Member, We need your help. By completing the attached survey, and returning it as quickly as possible, you can help us combat legislative proposals in Harrisburg that will harm Pennsylvania’s horse racing, breeding, and agriculture industry. There are two major issues impacting our industry that could be voted on by our state representatives and senators in the coming weeks. […]

    Important Equine Coalition Survey
  • Disco Chick Wins 2016 Parx Racing Horse of the Year

    Freedom Acres’ Disco Chick was crowned the 2016 Horse of the Year at Parx Racing, in front of a sold-out crowd for the 2016 Horsemen’s Awards Banquet at Celebrations in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Also winning their respective divisions were the following horses and horsemen: LEADING JOCKEY Frankie Pennington LEADING APPRENTICE JOCKEY Luis Ocasio LEADING TRAINER Patricia Farro LEADING “B” TRAINER Miguel […]

    Disco Chick Wins 2016 Parx Racing Horse of the Year
  • Important Notice for Trainers Regarding Workmen’s Comp Insurance Requirements

    The New Jersey workmen’s compensation insurance certificates are only acceptable at Parx Racing from ship-in trainers from Monmouth Park, and are only valid during that track’s racing season (April 22, 2017 through October 31, 2017). Parx Racing officials will not accept New Jersey workmen’s compensation certificates under any other circumstances. In addition the PTHA office will keep a copy of […]

    Will Take Charge #7 with Luis Saez riding won the $1,000,000 Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania on Saturday June 21, 2013.  Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO.
  • Important Notice for Horsemen & Private Veterinarians

    On December 1, 2016, the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission released an important notice for horsemen and private veterinarians. As of January 1, 2017, per PA Code, Title 58, Section 163.302, all containers of medications must be labeled properly and by prescription. All containers are subject to testing, and any that are not properly labeled or ones that do not […]

    Important Notice for Horsemen & Private Veterinarians
  • Important Paperwork for All Trainers

    The PTHA and Lockton Companies are working together to provide PTHA Member Trainers with group coverage for worker’s compensation and general liability insurance. In order to create an accurate quote and proper coverage, we need to collect data from ALL TRAINERS as soon as possible. Please download the below form, print it out, and return the last page to the […]

    Important Paperwork for All Trainers
  • Bob Donaldson Wins American Pharoah Halter

    Congratulations to Bob Donaldson of Donaldson Farms, who was the lucky winner of American Pharoah’s stud halter, courtesy of Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud! On Saturday, September 24th, 2016, Turning for Home volunteer Linda Schiavo pulled his raffle ticket out of nearly 400 tickets – all on live television. This year’s Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Stakes were broadcast live on Comcast […]

    Bob Donaldson is presented with the American Pharoah halter from Turning for Home Program Administrator Danielle Montgomery. Photo by Nikki Sherman/PTHA
  • Safety Requirements for Helmets & Vests

    ARCI-008-010(Z)(1): Any person mounted on a horse or stable pony on association grounds must wear a properly secured safety helmet at all times. Additionally, all members of the starting gate crew must adhere to this regulation at all times while performing their duties or handling a horse. For the purpose of this regulation, a member of the starting crew means […]

    Safety Requirements for Helmets & Vests
  • 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 »

Disco Chick Wins 2016 Parx Racing Horse of the Year

Disco Chick Wins 2016 Parx Racing Horse of the Year

March 30, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Freedom Acres’ Disco Chick was crowned the 2016 Horse of the Year at Parx Racing, in front of a sold-out crowd for the 2016 Horsemen’s Awards Banquet at Celebrations...

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Legislative »

Important Equine Coalition Survey

Important Equine Coalition Survey

May 15, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Dear Member, We need your help. By completing the attached survey, and returning it as quickly as possible, you can help us combat legislative proposals in Harrisburg that...

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Horsemen’s Purchasing Association »

HPA Weekly Specials

HPA Weekly Specials

January 3, 2017 at 3:36 pm

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: Manna Pro Sweet Rely, 50 lb. Nutrena High Grain, 50 lb. (current promotion – Buy 9, Get 1 Free) Nutrena...

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

Important Paperwork for All Trainers

Important Paperwork for All Trainers

October 18, 2016 at 3:46 pm

The PTHA and Lockton Companies are working together to provide PTHA Member Trainers with group coverage for worker’s compensation and general liability insurance. In...

  • Horsemen’s Bookkeeper Money
    Horsemen’s Bookkeeper Money

    IMPORTANT for all horsemen who have accounts with the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper! You may have money sitting in...

    April 11, 2016 at 7:51 pm
  • In Memorium: Ronald Finley
    In Memorium: Ronald Finley

    Ronald Finley, 61 of Clifton Heights, PA passed away, Friday, September 18, 2015 at Monmouth Medical Center. Ron...

    September 22, 2015 at 12:25 pm
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Turning for Home »

Bob Donaldson is presented with the American Pharoah halter from Turning for Home Program Administrator Danielle Montgomery. Photo by Nikki Sherman/PTHA

Bob Donaldson Wins American Pharoah Halter

September 27, 2016 at 5:26 pm

Congratulations to Bob Donaldson of Donaldson Farms, who was the lucky winner of American Pharoah’s stud halter, courtesy of Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud!...

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