• Ben’s Cat Now A Multi-Millionnaire

    Not a single horse in the nation digs in deeper than Ben’s Cat when he hits the top of the stretch. Dirt or turf, it doesn’t matter; Ben’s Cat puts every bit of heart on the line in every single race. That was no different on Saturday, July 12th at Parx Racing. Ben’s Cat entered the Grade 3 Parx Dash […]

    ©Nikki Sherman
  • 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
  • Assateague Wires Dr. James Penny Memorial

    Assateague, under jockey Joel Rosario, wired the Dr. James Penny Memorial (G3T) at Parx Racing on July 8 for trainer Michael Matz. The five-year-old daughter of Stormy Atlantic is a homebred for Helen Alexander, Helen Groves and Dorothy Matz. The 1 1/16-mile turf race was the first graded stakes victory for Assateague, and her first win since last August at […]

    © Barbara Weidl | EQUI-PHOTO
  • 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
  • Text Message Alerts are Back

    Text message alerts from the Racing Office are back! If you would like to receive text message info from the Racing Office such as cancellations, off-turf, etc., please text parxracing to 95577 on your cell phone.

    Text Message Alerts are Back
  • 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. mexes.com.ua retail.ua

    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 Now A Multi-Millionnaire

July 12, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Not a single horse in the nation digs in deeper than Ben’s Cat when he hits the top of the stretch. Dirt or turf, it doesn’t matter; Ben’s Cat puts every...

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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 12, 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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