Silver Springs Ranch is located in beautiful Harvey’s Lake-Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, just a two hour drive from both New York City and Philadelphia. Silver Springs Ranch (formerly 5 R Ranch that launched Joseph Rosentel’s racing success in 1960) is sending finely tuned and conditioned Standardbred racehorses into the 2019 spring season and is the premier place in Northeast Pennsylvania to train, increase endurance, speed, overall performance and ultimately, ready high-performance, high-class, high-stakes Standardbred race horses for the winner’s circle at Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs, Harrah’s Philadelphia Racetrack, Yonkers Raceway and beyond.
Revitalization began in 2016 when new owner Ken Churchill started a massive renovation of the property starting with the existing half-mile track including removing unsuitable track covering and then banking, leveling, floating and using a road paver adding 6,000 tons of foundation material and an additional 6,000 tons of top-coat footing. All said, it took over a quarter million dollars in track footing material alone, said Churchill “we had to get it right and make it right for our best clients, the horses”
The result, an 80-foot-wide, half-mile all seasons, all-weather, regulation track now flows beautifully encircling the nine-acre, spring-fed pond. At night, solar lighting casts silver reflections on the water as soaring fountains aerate the sparkling water, but, most importantly—beyond the beauty—the track performs and delivers.