Brian Sanfratello

Pennsylvania Governor Proposes $200-Million Cut From Horse Racing Development Fund

Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday proposed cutting more than 80% of the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Trust Fund, a move Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association executive director Brian Sanfratello said would cost the state thousands of jobs and more than $1.6 billion in economic impact. Wolf, a Democrat serving his second term as governor, made the […]

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New Bolton Developing Biological Passports, With Help From Pennsylvania Breeders

It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie: Rows of vials in a laboratory freezer, each containing detailed biological maps of what’s going on inside the bodies of dozens of horses at specific moments in time. The frozen blood samples might one day hold the keys to making racing clean and drug-free, predicting […]

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Pennsylvania Breeders Give $300,000 To Fund Gene Doping Research At UPenn

As part of its ongoing commitment to maintaining integrity in the horse racing industry, the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association (PHBA) has donated $300,000 to Penn Vet New Bolton Center’s Equine Pharmacology Laboratory to fund revolutionary research to detect gene doping in equine athletes. Gene doping involves the transfer or modification of genes or genetically modified […]

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Pennsylvania Breeders ‘Crippled’ By Holdup In Incentive Award Payments

It was all smiles on Feb. 23 when Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf was surrounded by members of the Thoroughbred industry as he signed HB941 into law, creating a new racing commission and an accompanying funding mechanism. Little did Pennsylvania breeders know that same bill included language changing the qualification language for incentive awards for horses […]

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McDermott leaving Pennsylvania breeders post after 35 years of service

Thirty-five years is a long time to stay with any job, especially in the horse business, and the Paulick Report congratulates Mark McDermott for his dedicated and lengthy service to the Thoroughbred breeding industry in Pennsylvania. McDermott has announced that he will be retiring from his longtime position of executive director of the Pennsylvania Horse […]

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