Penn National racetrack

Four Veterinarians Hit With Criminal Charges Over Pre-Race Drug Administrations

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that criminal charges were filed late yesterday in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg against four veterinarians involved in treating Thoroughbred race horses at Penn National Race Track, in Grantville, Penn. According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, Dr. Kevin Brophy, age 60, Florida, Dr. […]

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Rydilluc Much the Best in Penn Mile

The inaugural running of the $500,000 Penn Mile at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course proved the ideal place for Rydilluc to make his case for being the top 3-year-old turf horse in the country. In a race that attracted some of the leading stables and jockeys in the country, Rydilluc ran comfortably behind […]

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Court puts Penn National’s move to ban trainer on hold

Here is a curious case, but not a surprising one given the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission’s longstanding record of regulatory impotence. On Friday, trainer Tito Moreno received a temporary restraining order in United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on Friday preventing Penn National racetrack and racing director Mark Loewe from excluding […]

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Gill: ‘What is more controversial than telling the truth?’

Michael Gill, the one-time Eclipse Award-winning owner who is no longer in the game, has distributed the following statement in the wake of his civil lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission and several of its employees. An Insider’s view into horse racingBy former owner Michael Gill My dream was always to win the Kentucky […]

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Penn National announces record stakes schedule

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has announced its 2011 stakes schedule. It features a record 21 races with increased purses, bringing the total purse amount for the meet to just under $2 million.  The calendar includes 12 open stakes and nine Pennsylvania-bred restricted races. The meet kicks off Friday night, May 27.  

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By Ray Paulick Wednesday was our third day of the continuing saga of Michael Gill, the controversial mortgage broker/horse owner from New Hampshire. We first broke the story on Monday about an incident that took place at Penn National racetrack last weekend when jockeys voted not to ride in future races where the field included […]

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