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Penn National cancels Friday card

Due to expected snow, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been cancelled for Friday, February 8. Live racing is scheduled to resume at Penn National on Saturday, February 9 with a 6 p.m. EST post time. During January and February, live racing at Penn National is run three nights a […]

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Penn National announces record daily average handles in January

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course set a new monthly record in January for daily average all-sources handle, eclipsing the previous mark set in April 2009. Penn National’s 13 live racing days in January produced a total all-sources handle of $16,382,246, for a new record daily average of $1,260,173. That bested the previous mark […]

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Penn National reports gains in handle, purses in 2012

Daily Average all-sources handle on races at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course was up 20.6 percent in 2012, and a historic year awaits in 2013 with the inaugural running of the $500,000 Penn Mile set for Saturday, June 1. Despite running two fewer live racing days in 2012 (197 v 199), total handle […]

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Penn National cancels Saturday racing

Due to weather conditions, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been cancelled for Saturday, December 29. Live racing is scheduled to resume at Penn National on Thursday, January 3 with a 6 p.m. EST post time. During January and February, live racing at Penn National will be run three nights […]

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Penn National Saturday card cancelled after two races

Due to high winds, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course was cancelled after two races on Saturday, December 22. Live racing will resume at Penn National on Wednesday, December 26. Due to high winds, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course was cancelled after two races on Saturday, […]

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New $500,000 Penn Mile highlights 2013 Penn National stakes schedule

The brand new $500,000 Penn Mile for 3-year-olds on the turf, which will be run Saturday, June 1, represents the biggest purse ever offered at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and highlights an open stakes program split among two big days. “We are extremely excited to offer an opportunity for some of the […]

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Penn Gaming tracks to coordinate evening post times

Three thoroughbred tracks comprising much of the nighttime simulcast market over the next few months have announced a coordinated plan to reschedule their post times beginning with live racing on December 26.  The trio of tracks owned by Penn National Gaming – the Hollywood Casinos at both Charles Town Races and Penn National Race Course, […]

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Federal judge rules in favor of trainer Moreno

A federal judge ruled late last week that trainer Tito Moreno, who was prohibited from racing horses or having horses on the grounds at Penn National Race Course, must be readmitted because he was not allowed to promptly challenge the ejection. According to a report at WFMJ.com, U.S. Middle District Senior Judge Sylvia Rambo ruling […]

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Penn National releases 2013 live racing calendar

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has released the 2013 live racing calendar, following approval by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission at its meeting on November 15. Additionally, the Commission approved Penn National’s request to offer Superfecta wagering on all races with at least six betting interests, starting on Tuesday, November 20. Previously, […]

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Career win No. 4,000 for Harry Vega

Jockey Harry Vega scored his 4,000th career victory at Penn National racecourse on Friday night, and the milestone, sadly, reminded me of the old question: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Vega’s achievement merited no press releases or photos from Penn […]

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