Preserving PA’s natural beauty  

Pennsylvania is home to the most permanently preserved farmland in the nation — due, in part, to the Commonwealth’s strong equine industry. We’re proud to be a partner in supporting and protecting our state’s iconic beauty and its hardworking farmers.  

From the tracks to the fields

Wherever there’s horse racing, you’ll find open fields filled with horses, hay and little colts not far away. Land preservation is one of the sport’s most positive and least discussed perks that not only provides residents with natural recreation areas, but also gives many Pennsylvanians indirect jobs.

Thanks to the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund, over eight thousand indirect jobs have been created on account of the horse racing industry. Quite a few of those jobs are on farms — farms to train, feed and house racehorses across the state. Of the state’s 7.7 million acres of preserved farmland, 1.3 million is used for equine-related purposes.

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The horse racing industry is just one of the many aspects of the PA Department of Agriculture. To find out how the industry helps PA agriculture, check this video out.
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Before he was the winner of the 2004 Kentucky Derby winner, Smarty Jones was a dominating winner in the 2003 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes.
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#DYK that not just anyone can be a jockey? You must be at least 18 years old to get your jockey license. Most jockeys weigh around 108-118 since weight is an important aspect of racing. There are no height rules, but most jockeys are around 4’10”-5’6”. Jockeys must have experience and knowledge of racing. ...

It is always good to take some time for yourself to relax and clear your head.
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Happy First Day of Hanukkah from the PHRA! ...

It's day 6 and our final give-a-way for #NationalGameAndPuzzleWeek! THANK YOU to everyone who entered our raffle and enjoyed following us this week!

CONGRATULATIONS to our last winner Kimberly McDaniel! We will be contacting you via email to get your shipping info.
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#smallbusinesssaturday is the day after Black Friday to remind you that it important to support small businesses, especially around the holidays. Head to https://oldsmokeclothing.com/pa-racing/ to grab your last-minute gifts! ...

It's day 5 of #NationalGameAndPuzzleWeek and CONGRATULATIONS to tonight's winner Tara Spach! We will be contacting you via email to get your shipping info.

Tomorrow is the last day of games and puzzles to give a way, so make sure to enter here: http://ow.ly/l5bc50GTZkT
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Gobble Gobble! It's day 4 of #NationalGameAndPuzzleWeek and CONGRATULATIONS to tonight's winner Jamie Waugaman! We will be contacting you via email to get your shipping info.

We still have 2 more days of games and puzzles to give a way, so make sure to enter here: http://ow.ly/l5bc50GTZkT
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Happy Thanksgiving! Thankful to be back at the tracks with fans young and old! ...

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