Penn National Race Course

Federal Trial Of Trainer Murray Rojas Set To Begin June 19

Nearly two years after her first indictment, the trial of Pennsylvania trainer Murray Rojas is scheduled for Monday in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa. The trainer is alleged to have illegally administered or directed administration of drugs to dozens of starters within 24 hours of post time over a period of five years. Rojas faces […]

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Penn National Gaming Stocks Given ‘Buy’ Recommendation By Eight Of 12 Analysts

Eight of the 12 analysts covering Penn National Gaming, Inc. have given the publicly-traded company’s stock a rating of “buy,” as compared to “hold” or “sell,” reports thecerbatgem.com. During Monday’s trading, Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) traded up 1.01 percent, up to $14.495. It has a 12-month high of $19.05 and low of $12.50. In it’s […]

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‘More Time Putting Out Fires Than Promoting’: Johnston Determined To Restore Penn National’s Reputation

Penn National Race Course has been mired in scandal over the past few years, as 10 people – four trainers, four veterinarians, a racing official and a clocker – were arrested and charged with race fixing. Other incidents such as horses testing positive for drug overages, etc., have further tarnished the racetrack’s reputation. Eric Johnston, […]

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Pennsylvania Trainer Rojas Pleads Not Guilty To Wire Fraud, Conspiracy

Pennsylvania trainer Murray Rojas has pleaded not guilty on federal wire fraud and conspiracy charges related to allegations of illegal race-day drugging of horses running at Penn National race course in early 2013. The plea by the two-time leading Penn National trainer came on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. […]

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Trainer Bruce Levine Notches 2,000th Career Victory

Trainer Bruce Levine notched his 2,000th career victory June 13 when the 5-year-old mare Guayana won the sixth race at Penn National Race Course. According to the Blood-Horse, Levine, who has been a regular in New York and New Jersey racing for many years, worked for trainers John Russell and John Campo, before going out […]

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Vazquez: Racing Commission Reverses Penn National Ban

The Pennsylvania Racing Commission has reversed an order by Penn National Race Course banning the trainer Juan Vazquez from its premises without explanation. A second ban issued against the trainer by the racetrack remains in effect. Penn National issued an order to ban Vazquez in March, citing “conduct detrimental to racing” after he returned to […]

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Alleged ‘Gratuity’ To Racing Official Leads Penn National To Ban Vazquez…Again

Trainer Juan C. Vazquez received a second notice of ejection in as many months from officials of Penn National race course in Pennsylvania, this time for allegedly offering a “gratuity” to a racing official. Chris McErlean, vice president-racing for Penn National Gaming Inc. (PNGI), which owns the Grantville, Pa., track, said Vazquez was issued the […]

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Saturday Card At Penn National Cancelled Due To Forecasted Snow

With the next winter storm expected to bring between 4-6 inches of new snow to central Pennsylvania on Saturday, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been cancelled for Saturday night, Feb. 21. Simulcasting will continue throughout the day at Penn National. The next live racing program is scheduled for Wednesday […]

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Pennsylvania: Vet’s Conduct on Notice, but Not Facebook Posts

A hearing examiner for the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission has ruled that public statements on Facebook or other social media may not be used by officials to determine whether a licensee’s conduct is detrimental to the best interests of the sport. Penn National officials said critical, vulgar, and threatening Facebook posts by veterinarian Dr. […]

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Penn National: Trainer Wells To Plead Guilty to Lesser Race Fixing Charge

Trainer/owner David Wells has agreed to plead guilty to the state misdemeanor charge of “rigging a publicly exhibited contest” at Penn National Race Course, according to court documents, in exchange for a three-count federal indictment being dropped. Last November, following a four-year investigation, a federal grand jury indicted Wells, trainers Patricia Rogers and Samuel Webb, […]

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