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IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS

 

July 8, 2020

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  • We can now confirm that the stable area at Presque Isle Downs will open this Friday, July 10th, at 8 am.
  • The track will be open for training the following day, Saturday, July 11th.
  • All horsemen with backstretch access must report to the trailer on the backstretch for daily temperature screenings. If the results are satisfactory, you will be provided a colored wristband which must be worn while on the backstretch. Those refusing to comply with this requirement will be asked to leave.
  • Live racing at Presque Isle Downs will resume Monday, July 27th.

Thank you for your continued cooperation,

Todd Mostoller
Executive Director, Pennsylvania HBPA
(717) 469-2970

Pennsylvania horsemen - and many others whose businesses rely upon a strong Pennsylvania racing and breeding industry - gathered at Equistar Training and Breeding Center in Annville on February 9th to voice their strong opposition to Governor Wolf's proposed raid of the Racehorse Development Trust Fund.  This video features the thoughts of our Executive Director, Todd Mostoller. 

Please watch this important message from Eric Hamelback, CEO of the National HBPA.  We are, of course, in complete agreement with the stance outlined by Eric and the National HBPA in this video.

2020 PA HBPA Holiday Awards Banquet

A look at our January 27th banquet at the Hotel Hershey, honoring the top Penn National achievements of 2019...

Welcoming remarks from PA HBPA Executive Director, Todd Mostoller

PA HBPA President Sandee Martin and Executive Director Todd Mostoller present Edwin Gonzalez with his award as 2019's top jockey

Acceptance speech from Tom Coulter, 2019's winningest owner (by purse money)
Jorge Tipa accepts on behalf of 2019's winningest trainer, Tim Kreiser
Presentation of 2019 Penn National Horse of the Year to the connections of Fish to Fry, trainer and co-owner Erin McClellan, and co-owner Judy Barrett

Integrity Videos

The Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) has produced several videos, which underscore the integrity of horse racing,

as well as the ongoing dedication to the health and safety of our athletes, human and equine:

How to Bet

In conjunction with Penn National Race Course, the Pennsylvania HBPA recently produced this video, aimed at younger fans, to help explain the basics of wagering 

2019 Penn Leaders

A video salute from the Pennsylvania HBPA to Penn National's winningest owners, trainers, and jockeys of 2019, as well as to the winners of the Grade 2 Penn Mile, the Penn Oaks, and the Fabulous Strike Stakes!

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