Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission executive director Anton Leppler confirmed to harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that Eric Ledford has been approved to race in
The 37-year-old Ledford was initially suspended by the New Jersey Racing Commission for 10 ˝ years and fined $12,000 after being arrested on March 2006 and subsequently pleading guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance. He received a criminal sentence of one-year probation and a $15,000 fine.
Ledford appealed the
According to Harrah's Chester race secretary Rick Kane, Ledford has not submitted an application to race at that track, which is scheduled to close for the 2008 season on Dec. 18.
Overall, Ledford has made 363 starts this year with 66 wins and $256,847 in purse earnings.