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For Immediate Release

Mon, Sep 17, 2018


Jennifer See



Media Contact:
Sue Smith, CANTER






ExcitingOpportunity to View, Meet and Purchase Racehorses Ready for Second Careers


Erie, PA (September 10, 2018) – CANTER-Pennsylvania (CPA) is excited to announce the third annual “End of Meet Showcase” to be held at Presque Isle Downs on September 22, 2018. Sponsored by Presque Isle Racetrack and Casino, the Pennsylvania HBPA and Wales Veterinary Practice, this is an opportunity for Off-Track-Thoroughbred (OTTB) lovers to find their dream horse. Approximately 40 horses will be available for purchase and their trainers will be on hand to answer questions. The track veterinarian will also be on site to provide pre-purchase exams to interested buyers at cost.


“We welcome the opportunity to once again be selected as a location for the CANTER PA event to help find great homes for our retiring racehorses,” stated Kevin O’Sullivan, Vice President and General Manager for Presque Isle Downs and Casino. “We support the mission statement of the CANTER PA program which is focused upon creating a bridge between the race horse industry and the placement of ex-racehorses into quality sport and pleasure homes. Our on-site Presque Isle Downs team members have volunteered their time in coordinating this event to ensure success in transitioning the racehorses housed at Presque Isle Downs to new careers.”


In addition, CPA is holding a raffle for three $200 scholarships to go towards lessons for new owners as they begin their OTTB journey. Care packages will be provided for every  horse purchased at the event.


“This Showcase is a wonderful way for Thoroughbred enthusiasts to find the perfect horse for their chosen sport. If you are looking for a dressage, jumper, eventing or pleasure horse prospect this is the event for you,” said Sue Smith, executive director, CANTER Pennsylvania. “The athletic ability and versatility of these fabulous horses is beyond compare.”


WHAT: “End of Meet Showcase”

WHERE: Presque Isle Downs

WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2018

TIME: Door opens a 12:00 p.m., event starts at 1 p.m.

Free Food and Coffee provided


For more info,


CANTER (The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses) Pennsylvania offers a free sales listing service to Pennsylvania racing trainers and owners to help them find non-race homes for their retiring racehorses. CANTER Pennsylvania is incorporated in Pennsylvania and is approved to operate as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. Your Donations are tax deductible. To volunteer, find an ex-race horse, or to make a donation, visit

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About Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Presque Isle Downs & Casino features live poker, table games, slots, entertainment and live thoroughbred horse racing, and simulcast racing.  The casino features the latest technology and amenities designed for guest comfort and expectations.  It also features a state-of-the-art seven table poker room which offers tableside dining in a smoke free environment.  The property features four restaurants, including the award-winning LBV Steak & Pasta and The Brew Brothers, the newest addition to the Erie casino which offers spectacular seating section to watch live thoroughbred racing. The Brew Brothers features 30 beers on tap and live entertainment.


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