Category: Legislative

Lawmakers’ Proposed $50 Million Budget Cut to Race Horse Fund Will Have Major Impact at Philadelphia Park

Lawmakers’ Proposed $50 Million Budget Cut to Race Horse Fund Will Have Major Impact at Philadelphia Park

Horsemen will need to cut race days, reduce Pennsylvania Derby from a $1 million to $250,000 race, cut health benefits, eliminate stakes races, and reduce breeders’ awards BENSALEM, PA – The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association today detailed the numerous changes it will have to make at Philadelphia Park as a result of the Pennsylvania legislature’s current budget proposal, which would cut funds for […]

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DEP Letter to Parx Horsemen

Dear Horsemen, The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) has determined that storm water run-off from the Philadelphia Park Racetrack stable area has the potential to pollute nearby waterways.  The PADEP has issued an order to Philadelphia Park with specific requirements that will stop this potential pollution. One requirement of this order is that Philadelphia Park Racetrack begins collecting all used bedding and manure in […]

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PTHA Announces Pension Plan for Philadelphia Park Trainers

Recently, I was able to announce to the general membership the details of the new pension plan for trainers based at Philadelphia Park. This new plan is made possible through Act 71, which is also known as the Racehorse Development and Gaming Act which was passed in 2004. Aside from slot machine revenue vastly increasing our purses, the Act also requires 4% of […]

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