Penn National Race Course

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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Penn National: Attorney for Trainer Charged in Race Fixing Case Wants Charges Dropped

Terrance McGowan, the attorney that represents trainer Samuel Webb, has asked a U.S. Middle District Court judge to dismiss the charges claiming that his client drugged racehorses at Penn National Race Course. Webb, along with trainers David Wells, Patricia Rogers, and clocker Danny Robertson were arrested last November at Penn National and charged with fraud […]

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Ice Storm Forces Penn National to Cancel Wednesday Card

The frustration continues for horsemen, fans, and track management at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, as a morning-long ice and freezing rain storm forced the cancellation of live racing on Wednesday night, February 19. Full-card simulcasting will continue to be available on-property. Penn National has only been able to host one live racing […]

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Weather Conditions Force Cancellations at Laurel, Aqueduct, Penn National

From Aqueduct: “Due to the series of winter storms, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for today, Saturday, February 15. “Aqueduct (first floor Clubhouse) and the Belmont Café will remain open for simulcasting, and Telebet and Internet wagering will be available through NYRA Rewards. “Today’s 57th running […]

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Oaklawn, Penn National Cancel Saturday Racing

For the third straight day, Oaklawn Park has cancelled its live racing program due to winter weather. Taking note of “sub-freezing temperatures and several inches of snow that fell overnight,” race track officials cancelled training on Saturday morning as well as the day’s scheduled racing. The $100,000 King Cotton Stakes on today’s card has been […]

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Pappada Gets 1,000th Training Win at Penn National

Veteran trainer Michael Pappada nabbed his 1,000th career win in the seventh race at Penn National on Friday. The milestone came when the even-money Bairds held on to win by a nose for Eugene Melnyk’s Racing Stable. The 3-year-old Ontario-bred winner was piloted by jockey Vladimir Diaz. Bairds was claimed from the race for $10,000. Pappada […]

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Aqueduct, Parx Among Mid-Atlantic Cancellations

Extreme fog and other weather conditions have forced a number of Mid-Atlantic and East Coast tracks to cancel live racing on Saturday. After a delayed first race, Aqueduct Race Track in Queens, N.Y., cancelled the remainder of the card due to “poor visibility” resulting from heavy fog that had moved into the area. NYRA officials announced […]

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Records Fall as Penn National Wraps 2013 Season

The 2013 racing season that concluded December 28 at Penn National Race Course set a high water mark for both racing and wagering accomplishments. The average nightly live handle of $1,078,543 for the 197-night meet was an all-time record and an increase of 6.4% versus the 2012 comparative. June 1 – the inaugural Penn Mile […]

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