Keyword: Pennsylvania

  • The National HBPA Convention with Stephanie Beattie, Joe Santanna, and Robin Richards.

    Richards Elected National HBPA President

    Robin Richards was elected president and Stephanie Beattie first vice president of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association during the organization's board of directors meeting July 1 in Iowa.

  • National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association roundtable discussion

    Protecting Gaming Purse Funds a Challenge

    Protecting purse revenue from alternative gaming can be as hard, or harder, than winning legislative approval for it, horsemen said June 30 during a National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association roundtable talk.

  • Ben's Cat

    Ben's Cat Hopes to Rebound in Parx Dash

    Ben's Cat, who parlayed a strong second-place finish in last year's Parx Dash Stakes into a victory in the grade III Turf Monster Handicap two races later, is one of nine entered in this year's $150,000 Parx Dash.

  • C C's Pal

    My Juliet Draws Short But Productive Field

    Five female sprinters with a combined 34 victories were entered in the $150,000 My Juliet Stakes, the May 26 feature that begins the 2012 stakes schedule in earnest at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania.

  • Racing Hearing

    Was Hearing a Self-Inflicted Black Eye?

    Thoroughbred racing got further bruises April 30 during an allegation-ridden congressional hearing into equine health and medication issues that furthered a call for federal intervention--at least on some level.

  • Industry Wary of Congressional Hearing

    Industry organizations are taking a wait-and-see approach to an April 30 hearing at which members of Congress will examine health and safety issues in horse racing--and whether progress has been made since the last hearing.

  • Congress Sets Hearing on Horse Racing

    A subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce will conduct a hearing on health and safety issues in horse racing April 30 in Pennsylvania, according to an April 23 notice.

  • PA Horsemen Call for State-Level Meetings

    A coalition of Pennsylvania horsemen is seeking a series of "state-level" meetings of all stakeholders in horse racing to examine ways to improve the health and safety of equine and human participants.

  • Kris Is It Dies After Foaling

    Dr. Janis Kengis' Kris Is It, dam of two stakes-placed runners, died March 19 at Nandi Veterinary Clinic near New Freedom, Pa., from a ruptured uterine artery while delivering a Tale of the Cat filly.

  • PA Lawmakers Join Horsemen in Fighting Cuts

    The Pennsylvania Horse Conference served as platform for racehorse owners, breeders, and trainers to tout support from several lawmakers who oppose a plan cut gaming revenue to purses and breed development programs.

  • PA Horse Industry Hopes to Educate Lawmakers

    The Pennsylvania horse racing and breeding industry, which could lose about $70 million a year in gaming revenue under the proposed state budget, has organized a conference geared toward educating lawmakers.

  • 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.

  • Racing-Related Funds Targeted in MD, PA

    Legislation that would divert gaming revenue for horse racing to other sources has been introduced in Maryland, and in Pennsylvania the governor has taken similar action in his 2012-13 state budget.

  • Charges: Pa. Woman Sold Horses for Slaughter

    A Pennsylvania trainer and riding instructor charged with allegedly selling horses to contractors for a Canadian slaughterhouse is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 6 for a preliminary hearing.

  • Parx Jockey Ejected; Trainer Fighting Ban

    A jockey based at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania has been excluded from the property for allegedly being in the women jockeys' room while one of them was in the shower.

  • Horsemen's Group at Parx Racing Rejoins THA

    The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, which represents horsemen at Parx Racing, is back under the umbrella of the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, the parties said Dec. 14.

  • Mid-Atlantic Regional: Northview Times Two

    The stallion operation has faced plenty of adversity, but with its original facility and a new post in the growth state of Pennsylvania, Northview now boasts the deepest stallion roster in the Midlantic region.

  • Ben's Cat won the off-the-turf Laurel Turf Dash in his last start.

    Ben's Cat, Immortal Eyes to Battle at Penn

    Ben's Cat, a comfortable winner of the off-the-turf Laurel Turf Dash in his last start, hopes to keep the momentum going in the $200,000 Six Bits Handicap at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course Nov. 23.

  • TJC: Number of Mares Bred Fell 10% in 2011

    Statistics from The Jockey Club for the 2011 North American breeding season show the number of stallions that serviced mares fell 11.5% and the number of mares bred declined 10% when compared to the same period a year ago.