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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Turning For Home assessment per start to be raised at Parx

BENSALEM, Pa.--The program designed to retrain race horses so that they can continue to be useful following their racing career, Turning For Home, Inc., has been a huge success, but with rising costs the assessment charge each start to finance the program now has to be raised.

Racing Parx grandstand Sarah AndrewRacing pas tthe Parx grandstand (Photo by Sarah Andrew)Over 3,700 horses at Parx alone have been given new careers since this program began in 2008.

A letter, which follows, was sent to racehorse owners informing them of the change.

Turning For Home Per Start Assessment Increase

Attention: PTHA Membership

PTHA Horsemen,

The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association’s Board of Directors had a meeting for a year-end recap and review of the programs we run here.

One key area of focus for our board, as it should be and will continue to be, was Turning For Home, Inc.

TFH is what we can be most proud of, dating back to 2008.

Since inception in 2008, Turning For Home has surpassed rehoming and repurposing over 3,700 thoroughbred racehorses right here at Parx Racetrack.


AS HAS BEEN stated for many years, it takes a village to achieve this success, success we are only going to continue to improve as we
head into 2023 and far beyond.

The PTHA would like to personally thank all our horsemen for their continued support of TFH.

With the rising costs of all things relating to the; care, training, transport, rehabilitation, and rehoming of thoroughbred racehorses it is at this time we are going to raise the per start Turning For Home assessment from $30 to $100 starting Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.

The assessment that is in place now has been constant for many years, we must raise it accordingly to continue the great work being done at TFH.

Thank you for your continued support of the PTHA and Turning For Home.

Many successes both on and off the racetrack to you and your barns in 2023.

Jeffrey A. Matty, Jr.
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

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