• 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 ! 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 SportsNet and sandwiched […]

    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. But the cracks in the sense of security are deeper and more fundamental: in recent home page years, the years of the second intifada, israelis have been living in a world in which people are, quite literally, […]

    Remember When…

Racing »

PA Derby Bonus Looks to Attract Triple Crown Winners

PA Derby Bonus Looks to Attract Triple Crown Winners

September 12, 2016 at 7:06 pm

Over the past half-decade, the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G2) has grown into a premiere fall event for some of the best three-year-olds in the country. Beginning with...

  • PSHRC Notices
    PSHRC Notices

    The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission has established a new fee schedule for licensing. Please see the...

    August 1, 2016 at 6:33 pm
  • 2015 Parx Racing Horsemen’s Awards Nominees
    2015 Parx Racing Horsemen’s Awards Nominees

    LEADING TRAINER Ramon Preciado LEADING “B” TRAINER Miguel Vera LEADING OWNER Barbara Hopkins LEADING...

    March 28, 2016 at 12:59 pm
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Legislative »

Important Notice: Make Your Voice Heard!

Important Notice: Make Your Voice Heard!

June 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Dear PTHA Members, We need your support! State legislators in Harrisburg are trying to amend the Gaming Act with a bevy of gambling expansion ideas that would drive people...

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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: 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 ! On Saturday, September 24th, 2016, Turning...

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