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Facts you need to know

  • The horse racing industry in PA generates up to $1.6 billion in economic activity


  • PA horse racing does not receive one dollar in tax payer subsidies


  • Nearly $70 million in tax revenue is generated for the state of Pennsylvania each year


  • Nearly 17,000 race horses are stabled at racetracks and farms throughout PA


  • Horse racing provides entertainment for millions of Pennsylvanians


  • Nearly 750,000 people attend racetracks every year in the state


  • 1.14 Million acres of open space is preserved by the horse and horse racing industries across Pennsylvania


  • 18 percent of the total acres in the agricultural preservation program are equine-related


  • According to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, horse owners and trainers reinvested approximately 89 percent, or $210 million, of monies paid from the Race Horse Development Fund into their local economies


  • As a result of Gov. Tom Wolf's Stay at Home orders and closures of non-essential businesses, horse racing has been suspended throughout PA. If horse racing does not reopen soon thousands of people will face economic devastation