pennsylvania racing

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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Former Penn National Official Seeks To Avoid Prison In Fraud Case

Craig Lytel, the former official at Penn National Race Track who pled guilty last year to wire fraud in connection with race-rigging, has asked a federal judge for probation instead of a prison sentence. In a court filing, Lytel’s attorney Frank Sluzis argues the 61-year-old suffers from several medical conditions that would worsen in prison. “Mr. […]

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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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Pennsylvania Racing Shutdown Delayed As ‘Productive’ Negotiations Continue

According to a story by Penn Live, a shutdown of Pennsylvania horse racing has been delayed a week as legislators, owners and track operators continue to negotiate how to fund the sport. “This has not been an easy process, but it has been an incredibly productive process,” said Agricultural Secretary Russell Redding in a written […]

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Pennsylvania: Potential Shutdown Of Racing Still A Possibility

Pennsylvania continues to move closer to a possible shutdown of horse racing in the state if an agreement can’t be reached between lawmakers and racetrack operators by the end of this week. According to a report at PennLive.com, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, who indicated last week that with the State Racing Fund operating in the red, the […]

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