Keyword: Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association

  • Penn National Race Course in Pennsylvania

    Hope for Distribution of PA Breeder Awards

    In a letter to its members, the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association reported an encouraging legislative development that could lead to long-delayed breeder awards being paid out in October.

  • September racing at Parx includes Pennsylvania Derby, won last year by Frosted

    PA-Bred Fund Compromise Bill Prepared

    A Pennsylvania lawmaker will introduce legislation that would restore delayed breeder and stallion awards payments and also alter some of the parameters of the Thoroughbred breeding program.

  • Pennsylvania Capitol building in Harrisburg

    Pennsylvania Breeder Awards Remain On Hold

    The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Aug. 24 again postponed action on breeder and stallion award payments that haven't been paid since earlier this year because of ambiguous language in a new horseracing reform law,

  • Pennsylvania lawmakers will hold their next session in September

    PA Breeders Continue Push for Fund Payments

    Gov. Tom Wolf has told Pennsylvania Thoroughbred breeders the resumption of payment of breeder and stallion awards lies with the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, so they plan to again ask the regulatory agency to free up the money.

  • Peter Giangulio, who with his sister, Barbara Geraghty, owns Castle Rock Farm in Chester County, PA

    PA Awards Delay Is 'Killing Breeders'

    The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association is urging members and non-members to contact Gov. Tom Wolf to facilitate release of breeder and stallion awards that have been suspended since a new horseracing reform law took effect in late February.

  • Breeder and stallion awards currently suspended in Pennsylvania

    PHBA Asks Governor to Facilitate Payments

    The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has asked Gov. Tom Wolf to facilitate resumption of breeder and stallion awards payments that have been suspended since late March because of ambiguous language in a new racing reform law.

  • Racing at Parx in Pennsylvania

    Reinstatement of PA Awards Payments Tabled

    Restoration of payments for Pennsylvania breeder and stallion awards suspended since late March because of incorrect language in an omnibus horseracing reform bill signed into law in late February will have to wait at least another month.

  • PA Breeders Seek to Restore Awards Payments

    The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association July 15 said it continues to work on restoring payments for breeder and stallion awards after corrective language failed to win approval before the state General Assembly adjourned.

  • Racing at Parx in Pennsylvania

    Proposed Changes in PA-Bred Fund Questioned

    The head of the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association July 1 said legislation that would alter the Thoroughbred breeding fund isn't workable because the proposed percentages could greatly reduce restricted races and owners' bonuses.

  • Penn National is one of three Thoroughbred tracks in Pennsylvania

    Breeding Fund Changes Approved by PA House

    The Pennsylvania House June 30 approved substantive changes to the Thoroughbred breeding fund, some payments from which have been suspended for months because of problematic language in a horse racing reform bill that became law in February.

  • PA Breeders Offering Stallion Season Auction

    The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association stallion season auction will be conducted Jan. 29-31, with proceeds to benefit the organization's political action committee and Turning For Home, a racehorse aftercare program.

  • Presque Isle Horsemen Payments Delayed

    Horsemen owed $2.2 million in purses and owner rewards and an unknown amount from claiming transactions from the Presque Isle Downs meeting completed Sept. 25 are awaiting checks and looking for answers.

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    Princess of Sylmar Sparks Regional Pride

    Princess of Sylmar may not have won an Eclipse Award for 2013 despite four consecutive grade I victories, but owner Ed Stanco of King of Prussia Stable was a happy man at the Iroquois Awards Dinner in Pennsylvania May 30.

  • Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association

    PHBA to Hold Stallion Season Auction

    The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association Political Action Committee will hold its third annual online stallion season auction Jan. 24, 25, and 26 to benefit the PAC and the racehorse retirement program Turning For Home.

  • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett

    PA Horsemen Blast Plan to 'Raid' Slots Fund

    The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition has blasted a budget proposal by Gov. Tom Corbett to take roughly $72 million in each of the next three years from the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund to pay for other programs.

  • Hannum Named Secretary of PHBA

    John B. "Jeb" Hannum III has been named executive secretary of the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association by the organization's president Brian Sanfratello. Hannum succeeds Mark McDermott, who retired earlier this month.

  • PA Racehorse Development Fund Unchanged

    The $28 billion general fund budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year signed by Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell will allow the state's racing and breeding industries to operate at levels established in the previous year's budget.

  • PA Breeders, Horsemen Warn of 'Raid' of Fund

    The Pennsylvania horse racing and breeding industry is fighting proposed legislation that could take roughly $100 million from the Race Horse Development Fund and use it to help balance the state budget, which is billions of dollars short.

  • PA-Bred Program Sets Sights on KY

    Pennsylvania probably won't become a leader in terms of number of Thoroughbred foals bred each year, but its breeding program figures to give programs in the rest of the United States a serious run for their money.

  • Eligibility Rules Revised for Pennsylvania-Breds

    The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has announced that effective with foals born in 2007 and thereafter, eligibility criteria for Pennsylvania-bred registration with the Pennsylvania Breeding Fund program have been revised.

  • Anticipation, Optimism at Pennsy 'Day at the Races'

    Amid the sound of hammers and drills as Philadelphia Park readies the first two floors of its grandstand in anticipation of slot machines later this year, the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association celebrated "Pennsylvania's Day at the Races" July 29.

  • Horsemen, Breeders Buy Time, Wait for Slots

    With handle in January down about 9% from the same period in 2004, Philadelphia Park said its year-to-date purse overpayment has reached $1.9 million because of a commitment to boost purses while it waits to install slot machines. Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association finished 2004 in the black, but not without some adjustments.

  • Breeds See Breeding Splits Differently in Pennsylvania

    The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has put its support behind legislation that would give horsemen 25% of gross revenue from racetrack slot machines. Meanwhile, a prominent Standardbred breeder told members of a Senate Finance Committee May 6 breeders won't receive enough revenue under splits contained in two slots bills that have been introduced.

  • In Pennsylvania, Breeders Say Best Yet to Come

    Pennsylvania breeders celebrated the fruits of their labors at the second "Pennsylvania's Day at the Races" Oct. 5 at Philadelphia Park. Six $50,000 stakes restricted to state-breds made up the bulk of a program highlighted by the by the $250,000 Cotillion Handicap.

  • Pennsylvania to Have State-Bred Stakes Day

    The racing program on June 2 at Philadelphia Park will be devoted to Pennsylvania-breds. The afternoon will feature five $50,000 stakes, a $30,000 stakes, and four starter handicap events. The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association hopes the program lays the groundwork for even bigger state-bred days in coming years.