pennsylvania horse breeders association

Real Solution, Divine Fortune Among 2014 PA-Bred Champions

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has named its champions and leaders for 2014. Pennsylvania-breds had a record-breaking year in 2014 as a total of 54 were stakes winners, a new single-season total. Nine were graded or group winners, led by Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred turf star Real Solution and William L. Pape and Jonathan […]

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Sanfratello Named Executive Secretary of PA Horse Breeders Association

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association (PHBA) announced today that after a comprehensive national search, Brian Sanfratello has been named Executive Secretary of the PHBA effective immediately. Sanfratello, who served as the organization’s board president for the last four years, succeeds John “Jeb” Hannum, who stepped down from his position with the PHBA in September. “I […]

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Pennsylvania Adds Three State-Bred Stakes, One Named for Plum Pretty

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association (PHBA), the organization that administers the state’s thoroughbred breeding incentive program, announced today that it has added three additional Pennsylvania-bred stakes to the 2014 race schedule. In 2014, there will now be a total of 21 Pennsylvania-bred stakes, up from 15 restricted stakes races in 2013. “It is a great […]

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Hannum Leaving PA Horse Breeders Association

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association (PHBA) announced today that Executive Secretary John “Jeb” Hannum will step down from his position with the PHBA in September.   Mr. Hannum, who has served in the position for three years, informed the Board that his family is moving to the Washington, DC area later this summer and that he […]

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Movin’ On Up: Pennsylvania Racing Sees Increase in Handle

New figures released Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board showed that total wagering on live racing in the state increased 12 percent in 2012. Statewide, gamblers wagered a total of $776.9 million on races at the six tracks located in the Keystone State in 2012, compared to $690.3 million the previous year, according to […]

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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 after 35 years in the position. Hannum has spent the past three years as a sitting member of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission and […]

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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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