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The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) works hard to protect and provide for the Parx Racing horsemen through the guarantee of live racing, horsemen’s rights, health care and pension for horsemen, benevolence programs, and more.


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Sometimes it can feel like you’re swimming against a never-ending current while trying to overcome addiction. Just a handful of symptoms include:

Aggression • Anxiety • Avoidance • Blackouts • Criminal Activity • Defensiveness • Denial • Depression • Dizziness • Domestic Violence • Drinking to Cope with Problems • Financial Problems • Forgetfulness • Hallucinations • Headaches • Homelessness • Insomnia • Irritability • Lethargy • Loss of Interest in Favorite Activities & People • Memory Problems • Mood Swings • Numbness • Paranoia • Poor Coordination • Repetitive or Slurred Speech • Sepsis • Sexual Dysfunction • Thoughts of Suicide • Unusual Body Odors • Vision Problems • Weight Changes • Work Problems

Sound familiar? The PTHA is here to help with its Pony Up program, which is set up to guide backstretch workers toward a clear path for a new life.

The most difficult part of overcoming any dependency or personal struggle is seeking help. Pony Up offers a confidential and professional program for those who come to the PTHA asking for assistance. The PTHA has partnered with programs in Bucks County to support these individuals. Pony Up is a judgment-free program that promises discretion and compassion.

For more information, contact the PTHA Benefits Coordinator Amanda-Kate at 267-223-3322 or email here.