Penn National Race Course

Winter Weather: Advisories Force Racing Cancellations in Mid-Atlantic, Midwest

Due to expected inclement weather, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Parx Racing have been cancelled for Saturday, Dec. 14. Both Pennsylvania race tracks are under a Winter Weather Advisory from Saturday morning into early Sunday due to snow and ice expected in the area. At this time, Parx Racing […]

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King and His Cat Prevail at Penn National for Stakes Win No. 19

Legendary trainer King Leatherbury, with more than 6,400 wins on his resume, summed it up best after his 7-year-old gelding Ben’s Cat ran down the loose-on-the-lead even-money favorite Ribo Bobo to successfully defend his title in the $250,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and pick up career stakes win […]

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Quartet Pleads Not Guilty in Federal Court, January Trial Set

Three Pennsylvania-based Thoroughbred trainers and a clocker employed by Hollywood Casino at Penn National in Grantville, Pa., pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to charges they defrauded the public and were released, pending a January trial. Trainers David Wells, Sam Webb, and Patricia Rogers were charged with attempting to commit wire fraud and use […]

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Three Trainers, Clocker Charged With Fraud at Penn National

Trainers David Wells, Sam Webb and Patricia Rogers, along with clocker Danny Robertson, were arrested Friday morning on federal charges of fraud in connection with races run at Penn National racetrack in Grantville, Pa. The arrests were the result of a long-running federal jury and an investigation by the FBI that is ongoing. After the […]

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Jockey Donald Smith Dies at 69

Donald D. Smith, longtime jockey at Penn National Race Course and winner of more than 1,500 races, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at the age of 69. Known as D.D. to friends and family, Smith began his riding career in the early 1960’s and retired in 1989, riding 15,612 horses and finishing with […]

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Trainer Harry Thompson Jr. Dies at 75

Harry F. Thompson, Jr., one of the leading trainers in the history of Penn National Race Course, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. Thompson was 75 at the time of his passing. Thompson, who was born in Manassas, Va., began training at Penn National […]

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Jockey Otero Notches 2,000th Win

Jockey William Otero captured career victory 2,000 when Burst Away won the second race on Thursday at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Otero, 38, grew up in Puerto Rico and came to the United States in 1995, riding initially at Tampa Bay Downs. He burst onto the Penn National riding scene in 2003, […]

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Ask Ray: The DQ That Wasn’t?

The “Ask Ray” button on the Paulick Report website brings a lot of questions my way, some of them easy to answer, others nearly impossible. A recent question about a horse – whose disqualification from a win due to a drug positive was reversed by a racing commission without comment – falls into the latter […]

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World-Famous Budweiser Clydesdales Arrive at Penn National

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, arrived at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course on Tuesday in advance of their scheduled appearances on Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29. Weather permitting, the eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon […]

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Penn National Shatters Handle Records on Penn Mile Day

The impressive victory by Rydilluc on Saturday night in the inaugural $500,000 Penn Mile was the highlight of an incredible record breaking night at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. All-sources wagering on the Penn Mile race itself was $1,139,478, making it far and away the largest single-race handle in the 40-year history of […]

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