The World Series of Handicapping, racing's longest-tenured handicapping contest, will have its 2011 opening round Saturday, April 30, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Clinton Potts rode two winners for trainer Todd Beattie Tuesday night, March 8, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, and the second score was a milestone victory.
Penn National Gaming, Inc., announced Feb. 28 it has entered into a marketing alliance with TVG.
A special memorial tribute will be held after the second race in the paddock area at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course Tuesday, March 1, to honor the memory of jockey Joseph A. Farley.
Due to high winds, live racing at Aqueduct was cancelled after three races on Saturday, Feb. 19. Live racing is scheduled to resume on Sunday.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.has canceled live racing for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5, due to recent winter storms and will reschedule those races for Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 7-8, respectively.
Aqueduct and Penn National canceled live racing for Jan. 21 because of a snowstorm moving through the Northeast.
Maryland racing interests and governor's office will announce later Dec. 22 that a deal has been reached to offer a full 146-day live racing schedule in the state.
Jockey Dana Whitney won the 3,000th race of his career when he guided favored Phor Philippe to a three-quarters length victory in the fifth race at Penn National Aug. 21.
Jockey Craig Gibbs was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center late July 24 after being injured in a spill at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Jockey Thomas Clifton won his 2,000th race on July 15 when he guided 2-year-old Dinny Dinosaur to victory in the first race at Penn National.
Patrons at the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course will be able to play table games, effective July 13, after approval was granted by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
Steeplechase racing returns to central Pennsylvania on Friday night, June 18, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
The Maryland Jockey Club lifted a temporary ban on Penn National horses after a horse suspected of having equine herpesvirus tested negative for the disease.
Live racing Casino at Penn National Race Course for Thursday night, Feb. 25, has been canceled at Hollywood as the Mid-Atlantic region is being hit by its third major snowstorm in February.
Track needs to clean up after massive snowstorms in Central Pennsylvania.
Due to high winds and continued snowfall in the Mid-Atlantic region, Aqueduct, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse, and Charles Town Races & Slots have canceled their live racing cards for Thursday, Feb. 11.
Foot-dragging and midstream rule changes look like prejudice against Penn National Gaming, according to Peter Carlino, the Pennsylvania-based company's CEO and chairman.
Pennsylvania legalized poker, blackjack and other table games at slots casinos Jan. 7, upping the ante in the increasingly fierce competition among states for gamblers' money.
Locally-based claimer Cardashi scored a shocking 29-1 upset in the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Handicap when he ran down pacesetter Blue Sailor in mid-stretch and went on to win by 1 1/2 lengths Aug. 1 on the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course turf.
Total purses of almost $1 million will be offered at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course for what the track is calling the "Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Racing Festival" July 31-Aug. 1.
Tea Party Stable's Fabulous Strike, one of the top sprinters in the country, is one of 58 horses nominated for the 37th running of the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup on Aug. 1 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Horsemen at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course will compete for $400,000 in overnight purses July 11 as part of a horsemen's appreciation program.
Penn National Race Course, which had changed its closing time on pools after two recent separate past-posting incidents, reverted to its previous policy June 18.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course announced that a purse increase that went into effect June 11 raised the daily average purses at the track to a record $170,000.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course said it will make good on a pick three result that was calculated in error June 5 because of a breakdown in tote communications before post time of the second race in the sequence.
Another tote communication glitch led officials at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course to start closing pari-mutuel pools when the first horse enters the starting gate, effective June 6.
Trying one more time, the state of New York accepted seven new bids - from major casino operators to real estate and racing interests -- to develop a casino at Aqueduct racetrack, an authority first approved for the facility back in 2001.
A lawsuit filed seeking damages over the failed buyout of Penn National Gaming Inc. has been dismissed by a Maryland federal judge.
In their first 11 months of operation, slot machines at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course produced more than $22.6 million for Thoroughbred purses and breed development. The funds have allowed Penn National to offer a minimum purse that will be higher than that paid by some of its competitors.
An increase of more than 10% in overnight purses and the doubling of the purse for the track's premier stakes race was announced Feb. 19 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has cancelled live racing for Jan. 16, as forecasts call for bitter cold temperatures accompanied by sub-zero wind chill.
A winter snow and ice storm forced the cancellation of the live night racing program on Jan. 10 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
An impending snow and ice storm expected to arrive in Central Pennsylvania forced the cancellation of live racing night card Jan. 6 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Live racing returns Oct. 31 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course after the racing track was closed in September amid alleged surface issues.
Live racing and training at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course will be suspended following the Sept. 20 racing program for a resurfacing project of the entire racetrack cushion. The unexpected shutdown of the Pennsylvania racetrack is believed to be due to track conditions that have resulted in a high number of recent catastrophic breakdowns, based on information from horsemen.
Flush with settlement funds from a failed buyout attempt from private equity groups, Penn National Gaming Inc. said July 24 it is ready to examine the many options it has for its future.
Shares of Penn National Gaming Inc. rose July 7, following last week's news that two investment firms ended their planned $5.82 billion takeover of the casino and racetrack operator.
A backstretch improvement program has begun at Hollywood Casino at Penn National, which will spend up to $10 million over the next 10 years to build new barns, refurbish old ones, and make other barn-area upgrades.
Casino and racetrack operator Penn National Gaming Inc., which is under contract to be purchased by two private entities, said April 24 its first-quarter profit dipped 5% on pre-opening expenses and economic challenges.
Aqueduct, Penn National, and other tracks canceled live racing Wednesday due to inclement weather.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National opened on time Feb. 12 with bells and whistles--and with a rousing alarm and taped recording telling everyone to vacate the building.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National will open its slot machines to the public Feb. 12, but live Thoroughbred racing will have to wait at least another day.
Shares of Scientific Games Corp. tumbled to its lowest point in more than three years Jan. 16 as the lottery services supplier reeled from the loss of its third online contract within a month.
Penn National Gaming Inc., which operates casinos and racetracks, said Dec. 12 its shareholders overwhelmingly approved its $6.1-billion takeover by two investment companies.
The aptly-named Hickory Trick brought Scott Lake his 4,000th career win Oct. 31 while the leading Mid-Atlantic trainer was trick-or-treating with his children on Halloween night. Saddled by assistant Ralph Wernimont, the gelded son of Clever Trick went wire-to-wire as the favorite in a six-furlong claiming event at Penn National.
Philadelphia Park Casino executives drew a rebuke from state regulators Aug. 7 over their unfinished plans to reshape the design of a permanent gambling hall they want to build next to the Thoroughbred racetrack.
Penn National Gaming has agreed to be acquired by two private funds for $8.9 billion, the company announced June 15.
The bright lights of Tinsel Town will be shining brightly this weekend on Penn National jockey Vladimir Diaz, who plays the role of Jacinto Vasquez in the made-for-TV movie Ruffian.
Penn National and Charles Town racetracks have imposed restrictions on horses shipping to their tracks as a result of suspected cases of equine herpesvirus in the Mid Atlantic region.
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