Keyword: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission

  • Jamgotchian

    Owner Continues Fight on 'Jail-Time' Rules

    Confident federal courts will smile on his opinion that state "jail-time" rules restricting when and where a claimed horse can race go against federal commerce laws, among others, owner Jerry Jamgotchian will file another lawsuit Oct. 7.

  • Pennsylvania Grants Owner 'Jail-Time' Waiver

    Thoroughbred owner Jerry Jamgotchian, who is suing the Indiana Horse Racing Commission over so-called "jail-time" claiming rules, has received a waiver of the rule from Pennsylvania for a horse he recently claimed there.

  • 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.

  • Owner Aims to End 'Jail Time' Restrictions

    Owner Jerry Jamgotchian has filed a civil case in U.S. District court that argues an Indiana rule that requires horses claimed in the state to wait at least 60 days before racing outside Indiana is invalid under federal law.

  • 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.

  • Penn National Race Course

    PA Report Shows Impact of Slots on Purses

    Statistics in the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission annual report for 2015 reflect how integral revenue from slot machines is to purses for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing at six racetrack casinos in the state.

  • 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.

  • John Servis

    Servis Questions Parx Clenbuterol Positives

    John Servis, trainer of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia, is questioning three clenbuterol positives in his horses in April and May at Parx Racing, including one for a 3-year-old filly he said had never been administered the medication.

  • Penn National is one of six racetracks in Pennsylvania

    Talks Continue on Funds for PA Regulation

    Racing stakeholders in Pennsylvania are working with Gov. Tom Wolf's administration to devise a funding plan for regulation in the wake of ongoing declines in pari-mutuel handle in the state.

  • PA Audit: Ag Department Misused Racing Funds

    The Pennsylvania racing fund, which pays for regulation of horse racing in the state, has been misused by the state Department of Agriculture and is close to bankruptcy, according to a state audit released June 18.

  • PHRC Upholds Tracks' Right to Reject Entries

    The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission April 17 upheld the ban of trainer Burton Sipp by Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, and also agreed that Parx Racing has the right to exclude the trainer if it sees fit.

  • Charles Town Bans Horsemen Davis, Shanyfelt

    Oft-sanctioned owner/trainer Scooter Davis and trainer Doug Shanyfelt have been banned from Charles Town Races and the West Virginia Racing Commission is reviewing evidence against both horsemen.

  • Court Upholds Ejection of Gill, Adamo

    A federal judge has ruled against owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo in a lawsuit they filed against the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission over the pair's ejection from Hollywood Casino at Penn National.

  • Michael Gill

    Grand Jury: Continue Probe at Penn National

    An investigating grand jury has recommended continued investigation of two trainers and adoption of regulations to allow for monitoring of training centers in connection with a probe at Penn National.

  • Michael Gill

    Gill, Adamo Sue Over Penn National Ejections

    A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo against the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission concerning their ejection from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in February.

  • Meeting of PA Commission, Gill Postponed

    A Feb. 23 meeting of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission and Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill, who was ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, was postponed until sometime in March.

  • Michael Gill

    Gill: Racing Needs to Admit What's Wrong

    A leading Thoroughbred owner ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has sold many of his horses and said he "doesn't mind getting out" of the business given the politics.

  • Gill Horses a Hot Commodity at Penn National?

    In another development in the ejection of Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, horsemen on the grounds are said to be buying Gill's horses even though they've been called a risk.

  • Michael Gill

    PHRC Levels No Charges Against Ejected Gill

    The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, in a release, said Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill was ejected from Penn National to protect the orderly conduct of racing but made no mention of any charges against him.

  • Gill Ejected; Says He's Being 'Starved Out'

    Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill, ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course Feb. 2 by order of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, said he has no intention of reversing his decision to leave racing.

  • Penn Wants Commission to Investigate Gill

    Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has asked the state to investigate Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill because 10 of his horses were euthanized on the track in 13 months, two in last week.

  • Michael Gill

    Penn Temporarily Bans Horses Owned by Gill

    Horses entered in the name of Michael Gill, North America's leading owner by races won and purses earned in 2009, will not be accepted for entry at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course effective immediately.

  • Trainer Vaders Loses Appeal in PA Court

    Jayne Vaders, the leading trainer at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack in 2007, lost her appeal Jan. 9 in Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania for an indefinite ban from training due to multiple drug positives.

  • Vaders Granted Stay of PA Revocation

    A Commonwealth Court in Pennsylvania has granted Jayne Vaders, last year's leading trainer at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack, a stay of her indefinite license revocation, which was handed down by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission last May.

  • PA Test Results: 98.8% Steroid-Free

    Nearly all of the more than 2,000 samples tested for anabolic steroids in Pennsylvania racehorses during a two-month period came back negative, state officials said March 4.

  • Pennsylvania Approves Steroids Ban

    Use of anabolic and androgenic steroids in Thoroughbreds will be prohibited effective April 1, 2008, the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission announced Nov. 28.