to Host the Nation’s Top Horses for $450,000 Adios Race in Suburban Pittsburgh
Harrisburg – The world’s hottest harness
racing action returns to Pennsylvania Saturday, July 26, with the 48th
Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington,
carries an estimated purse of $450,000 up for grabs by the nine horse field.
Post time for the Adios is 4 p.m. The track will host 15 additional races on
Adios day starting at 12:20 p.m. Estimated purses for the day total $920,000.
is a national leader in producing top-quality harness horses and is quickly
becoming a favorite destination for the best harness racing action,” said
Agriculture Secretary George Greig. “This weekend all eyes in the racing world
will be on Pennsylvania. Join the scene at The Meadows or a track near you.”
Pennsylvania harness purses reached $108 million.
two additional breed-improvement racing programs for harness racing: the Sire
Stakes, for owners of fast racehorses fathered in Pennsylvania, and the Harness
Breeders Fund, for the owners of mares that were bred to a Pennsylvania
stallion to produce a competitive racehorse. Combined, the funds paid more than
$26 million in 2013.
is home to two additional harness racetracks: Harrah’s Chester Casino and
Racetrack and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The state also features three
Thoroughbred racetracks: Philadelphia Parx, Penn National, and Presque Isle
Downs and Casino.
information, visit www.agriculture.state.pa.us,
click on “Bureaus Commissions and Councils” and select “Pennsylvania Racing