Horse racing is a popular pastime in Pennsylvania, USA, with five superb horse racing facilities attracting competitors and spectators in droves. Located in Pittsburgh, Ladbroke at the Meadows is the venue for a number of exciting harness racing events every year, including the million dollar Coors Delvin Miller Adios Week. Hosting premium thoroughbred racing, the Penn National Race Course offers a year-round racing calendar and high-tech simulcast wagering in picturesque surroundings at the foot of the stunning Blue Mountains. Host to the prestigious Pennsylvania Derby, Philadelphia Park is widely considered to be the leading racecourse in Pennsylvania. Pocono Downs race track and Summerside Raceway are also located within Pennsylvania State.
Both the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission and the Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission fall under the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and are responsible for ensuring the welfare of the horses and their riders, as well as maintaining the high standards expected of all participants in Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry.