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Important Appeals Information


From Administrative Hearing Bond, Effective May 1, 2018:

Section 2. Appeal Bond

a. In addition to all other requirements to timely and properly appeal decisions, determinations and rulings by the Judges/Stewards, Bureau Directors, or Commission staff, all appellants must submit an appeal bond in the amount of $750, in the form of a check or money order, along with their written request for a hearing and/or stay.

b. No appeal or request for a hearing shall be considered without the submission of the applicable appeal bond.

c. No cash may be used as the appeal bond.


Date: January 1, 2017
Subject: Appeals
To: All Horsemen (H.B.P.A. & PA-THA)

When requesting a review/appeal from the decision of the stewards, please submit original paperwork to Thomas Chuckas, Jr., Bureau Director of Thoroughbred Racing, Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, at 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Facsimile copies will not be considered original signed documents and will only serve as notice that an appeal will be forthcoming. All provisions of PA Code 58, Part IV shall be adhered to.

We will only process original signed and notarized documents. This process is for the protection of all concerned. We will not accept copies or facsimiles.