Pennsylvania Horse Racing

Horse Racing in Pennsylvania

What horse racing tracks currently exist in Pennsylvania?

Parx Racing

Parx Racing (Equi-Photo)

The state of Pennsylvania has three major thoroughbred racing tracks:

  • PARX (Bensalem, PA)
  • Penn National Race Course (Hershey, PA)
  • Presque Isle Downs (Erie, PA)

The state is also home to three live harness racing tracks as well:

  • Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack (Chester, PA)
  • The Meadows Racetrack and Casino (Washington, PA)
  • Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs (Wilkes-Barre, PA)

Despite a promising start in Pennsylvania during America's infancy, gambling was outlawed in the state in 1820. It was not until well over a century later that horse racing and wagering was legalized in the state. As the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Association explains:

Directions to Casino Betting near me:

Presque Isle Downs & Casino is located just south of I-90 233 E Bennett Ave
Cripple Creek, CO