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Pennsylvania: Legislators To Make Push For Expanded Gaming

Proponents of expanded gaming in Pennsylvania remain optimistic that legislation legalizing slot machines at airports and off-track betting parlors, and online gambling will be passed once lawmakers return to the state capitol next week. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, measures that would have allowed video gaming terminals at bars and truck stops, slot machines at off-track betting sites and airports […]

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Parx Agrees To Take Entries From Preciado As Trainer Fights Suspension

Two days after his lawyer filed a temporary restraining order against Parx Racing, track management told the Daily Racing Form that trainer Ramon Preciado will be permitted to enter horses once again. Entries on Preciado’s horses will be taken on cards beginning May 2. Preciado’s legal counsel filed a lawsuit against racetrack personnel after the track banned him from […]

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Parx Racing: Horsemen Express Interest In Managing Track

Although it’s only in the preliminary stages of discussion, the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) has expressed interest in the possible takeover of management of Parx Racing. According to an article in the Daily Racing Form, officials from Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc., which owns Parx Racing and the Parx casino, haven’t confirmed that they are seeking an […]

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Excessive Whipping Incident Reveals More Regulatory Failure In Pennsylvania Racing

When Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill into law last month creating a new racing commission to regulate both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing, the existing commission was immediately dissolved. Wolf, other political leaders and horsemen’s organizations have 60 days from the Feb. 23 signing ceremony to fill the commission’s nine seats. After that is […]

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Longtime Pennsylvania Trainer LeBarron Dies After Short Illness

Longtime Pennsylvania trainer Keith LeBarron went out a winner this week. LeBarron died on Monday at the age of 62 after a short illness, after being represented by three runners on Saturday. His final starter won his race. LeBarron launched his training career in 1976 and together with wife Susan had spent most of his […]

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Pennsylvania: Bill To Restore Slumping Racing Industry Moves Forward In Legislature

A proposal that would boost Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry is moving closer to becoming law, as it makes its way through the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Penn Live reports that the Pennsylvania Senate voted 48 to 2 in support of the bill, which would make “substantial regulatory changes” to the State Racing Fund. Lawmakers say the Fund […]

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Pennsylvania House Committee Finds ‘Compromise’ In Bill To Fund Drug Testing

A House committee in Pennsylvania today voted to move a bill that will provide vital changes to the state’s racing fund, and should stave off a shutdown of horse racing. The Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee added several amendments to the bill, the biggest of which was supported by Republican Martin Causer. Causer told PennLive that […]

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As Talks Take ‘Positive Steps Forward’, Pennsylvania Shutdown Postponed Again

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania’s horse racing shutdown has been postponed again, with Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding saying in a statement that talks contained “positive steps forward” and that a decision had been deferred until a House committee vote next week on a Senate bill designed to make changes to the industry. This […]

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Pennsylvania Shutdown Delayed As Lawmakers Seek ‘Long-Term’ Solution

A shutdown of Pennsylvania’s six racetracks has been delayed another week as legislators continue to work on a deal that will keep the state’s racing fund afloat, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Our goal is to provide a long-term, sustainable solution to the horse-racing industry’s financial and other challenges in Pennsylvania,” said a joint statement […]

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