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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine’s Twilight Racing Series: Questionable Motives?

In the wake of the 14-count guilty finding in the trial of trainer Murray Rojas, Penn National has permanently barred her and two others from the racetrack. Meanwhile, the national horsemen’s group, the HBPA, is defending its position of financially supporting Rojas and claiming efforts to “support clean racing.” In this edition of The Friday […]

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Penn National: Rojas, Beattie Permanently Ejected From Racetrack

John V. Finamore, Senior Vice President of Regional Operations for Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course authored the following response to a piece written by Ray Paulick Wednesday regarding the outcome of the federal trial of trainer Murray Rojas in Pennsylvania: Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course (“Penn National Race Course”) shares in the public’s concern […]

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Rojas Verdict: Not Guilty On Wire Fraud, Guilty On Misbranding Of Prescription Drugs

A jury in United States District Court in Harrisburg, Pa., has convicted Thoroughbred trainer Murray Rojas on 14 of 21 counts brought against her by the U.S. attorney’s office in a wide-ranging FBI criminal investigation into corruption at nearby Penn National racetrack. Their verdict came Friday evening after day-long deliberations that followed a nine-day trial. The […]

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Trainer Beattie At Rojas Trial: ‘Almost Everybody’ Illegally Treated Horses On Race Day

Stephanie Beattie threw fellow horsemen under the bus during her testimony for the prosecution Tuesday afternoon at the federal trial of Murray Rojas, a former rival for leading trainer honors at Penn National in Grantville, Pa. Beattie admitted she routinely had her horses illegally treated with therapeutic medications on race day by the same veterinarians […]

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Federal Trial Of Trainer Murray Rojas Set To Begin June 19

Nearly two years after her first indictment, the trial of Pennsylvania trainer Murray Rojas is scheduled for Monday in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa. The trainer is alleged to have illegally administered or directed administration of drugs to dozens of starters within 24 hours of post time over a period of five years. Rojas faces […]

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Castellano Again Tops Penn Gaming Racing Challenge; Ortiz Brothers Second And Third

Despite not finding the winner’s circle in any of the four unrestricted stakes on Saturday’s Penn Mile program at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse, jockey Javier Castellano assumed his standard position atop the rider standings for the Penn Gaming Racing Challenge.  The soon-to-be Hall of Famer is the only rider to top the final […]

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Frostmourne Explodes Late For Penn Mile Victory

Green Lantern Stables’ homebred Frostmourne demonstrated a stunning turn of foot to win Saturday’s G2 Penn Mile by 1 1/4 lengths under jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. The 3-year-old son of Speightstown covered a mile on Penn National’s firm turf in 1:35.04 for trainer Christophe Clement, earning his first graded stakes victory. Time to Travel took […]

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Weekend Lineup: Triple Beholder Showdown

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the Grade 1 Beholder Mile at Santa Anita Park, featuring the return to the track of Stellar Wind, who twice defeated the race’s namesake in her 2016 season. The G1 Shoemaker Mile, on turf, also features on the Saturday card in Southern California, and the G2 Penn […]

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Page McKenney, Madefromlucky Highlight Mountainview On Penn Mile Undercard

Two hundred thousand dollars is on the line for older horses in the Mountainview Handicap presented by HollywoodRaces.com this Saturday at Penn National as a part of the track’s Penn Mile card, and the popular Mid-Atlantic gelding Page McKenney stands as the 9-to-5 morning line favorite in the 1 1/8-mile test. Now seven years old, Page […]

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California-Based Big Score, Cistron Among 10 Contesting Grade 2 Penn Mile

George Krikorian’s graded stakes winner Big Score heads a field of 10 in the marquee event of Penn National’s racing season as he contests the $500,000 Penn Mile, which will be run as the first Grade 2 in track history this Saturday. In only four editions, the Penn Mile has become an important stop on […]

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