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Bureau of Standardbred horse Racing

On February 23, Governor Wolf enacted House Bill 941 into law. Now known as Act 7, the new law has established some much-needed reforms to Pennsylvania racing. As a part of this transition, the web presence will be revised in incremental stages to reflect the updates. Please continue to check back for the latest information. Thank you.
The Bureau of Standardbred Horse Racing has been established as a departmental administrative commission within the Department of Agriculture.


Through the Racing Commissioners International (RCI) the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission participates in all matters of regulatory importance throughout the United States and Canada. The State Horse Racing Commission has regulatory responsibility for protecting and maintaining the Integrity of Standardbred Racing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Questions regarding Licensing, call Andrew Bender, 717-265-7751,

Questions regarding Enforcement, call Jason Klouser 717-787-3609,