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COVID-19: Penn National To Furlough 26,000 Workers Beginning April 1

Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced Monday additional measures to help mitigate the financial impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “As the global COVID-19 health crisis continues to evolve, we are navigating through this unprecedented time for our Company, our industry and our nation,” said Jay Snowden, President and Chief Executive Officer of Penn National. “With […]

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Penn National, Louisiana Downs, Fonner Park Suspend Live Racing; Gulfstream Casino Closes

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course announced Monday afternoon that live Thoroughbred racing will be suspended temporarily in conjunction with the previously announced temporary closure of all gaming operations at Penn National effective 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 as a precautionary measure against the ongoing spread of COVID-19. Updates will be provided […]

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‘His Work Ethic Is The Best’: Angel Suarez Making An Impression At Tampa

Tampa Bay Downs jockey Angel Suarez wasn’t born when the North American Thoroughbred foal crop peaked at 51,296 in 1986. But he and his agent, John Weilbacher, devised a plan last summer and fall for dealing with those days when he was named to ride only three or four races. On numerous occasions, the duo […]

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MATCH Series Expanded, Bonus Money Increased For 2020

The popular Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) has been renewed for 2020, with an expanded schedule and an increase in owner, trainer and breeder bonus money thanks to new partner racetracks, horsemen’s groups and breeder associations, the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association announced Tuesday. The Series, which returned in 2018 after a 16-year hiatus and works toward […]

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Four Newcomers Take MATCH Contests As Penn National Sets Near-Record Handle

Four newcomers to the 2019 MATCH Series were the winners of their respective divisions when Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course hosted the second round of the series June 1. But a strong second-place performance by Jim Reichenberg and Cash is King’s Ms Locust Point in the Penn Ladies Dash (Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt […]

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Moon Colony Rides The Rail To Upset Penn Mile

John Oxley’s Moon Colony earned the first graded stakes win of his career in Saturday’s G3 Penn Mile, riding the rail to upset the $500,000 feature at odds of 9-1. The 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo, trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Julien Leparoux, completed a mile over Penn National’s yielding turf course in […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sophomore Turf Stars In The Spotlight

The 3-year-old male division will be in the spotlight next week when the 151st edition of the Belmont Stakes is contested, but this weekend features some of the top sophomore turf runners in both the $500,000 Penn Mile at Penn National and $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes at Belmont Park. On the opposite coast, Grade 1 […]

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Uptowncharlybrown Sends Out Full Brothers In Chocolatetown Sprint Stakes

It’s not often that two full brothers race against each other, let alone in back-to-back stakes. But then again, the success of their Pennsylvania-based sire and the partnership that owns and bred them is unusual to say the least. The brothers—4-year-old gelding Midnightcharly and 5-year-old horse Midtowncharlybrown—are owned by Uptowncharlybrown Stud and their breeder, Godric […]

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NYRA’s Cross Country Pick 5 Picks Up Quartet Of Turf Races From Penn Mile Day

The New York Racing Association will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, June 1, featuring a scheduled all-turf sequence with stakes action from Belmont Park and from Penn National in Grantville, Pa. The Cross Country Pick 5 action kicks off at Belmont Park in Race 8, at 5:18 p.m., where a field […]

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