Thoroughbred racetracks in Pennsylvania are scheduled to offer a combined 504 live racing days in 2012.
Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, Pa., has eliminated Saturday live racing from its 2012 schedule that begins May 14 and runs for 100 days through Sept. 28.
The Northview Stallion Station division in Pennsylvania will conduct a stallion showing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the facility in Peach Bottom, Pa.
Juan Carlos Guerrero, the leading trainer at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania, was charged with indecent assault of a female who works at the Bensalem Township racetrack and casino.
The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, which represents horsemen at Parx Racing, is back under the umbrella of the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, the parties said Dec. 14.
The stallion operation has faced plenty of adversity, but with its original facility and a new post in the growth state of Pennsylvania, Northview now boasts the deepest stallion roster in the Midlantic region. Download Now
Two jockeys were transported to the hospital after a three-horse spill the evening of Dec. 13 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Ben's Cat, a comfortable winner of the off-the-turf Laurel Turf Dash in his last start, hopes to keep the momentum going in the $200,000 Six Bits Handicap at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course Nov. 23.
Grade I winner Offlee Wild, the sire of champion She Be Wild, has been moved to Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa.
Statistics from The Jockey Club for the 2011 North American breeding season show the number of stallions that serviced mares fell 11.5% and the number of mares bred declined 10% when compared to the same period a year ago.
Runnintothealter came through with his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter Chase the Angel won at Delaware Park Oct. 18.
Petionville, whose 41 stakes winners include grade I winner Island Fashion, will stand in 2012 at Mike Jester's Penn Ridge Farm near Harrisburg, Pa.
Pennsylvania's 10 casinos -- racetrack and standalone -- generated $274.9 million for the state's Race Horse Development Fund in fiscal year 2010-11, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board annual report.
The president of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Sept. 24 credited a Pennsylvania racetrack with initiating pre-race soundness exams but said it's not enough.
The lack of quick veterinary attention for a filly that suffered a catastrophic breakdown during training at Penn National Sept. 18 could lead to required veterinary care during training hours at racetracks.
Three stallions who previously stood at Ghost Ridge Farms, including Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Smarty Jones, will stand the 2012 Northern Hemisphere breeding season at Northview PA.
Silver Train, winner of the 2005 TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and a leading second-crop sire, will relocate to Northview Stallion Station's Pennsylvanian division near Peach Bottom.
With the Susquehanna River Valley receiving a record nine inches of rain in the past 24 hours, live racing has been cancelled for Thursday night, Sept. 8, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Led by the grade III Turf Monster Handicap, Parx Racing in Pennsylvania will card three lucrative stakes worth a total of $850,000 on Labor Day, Sept. 5.
Carl McEntee is named director of bloodstock services for Northview Stallion Station in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Several racetracks in the Mid-Atlantic region already have canceled racing and full-card simulcasts for Aug. 27-28 as Hurricane Irene heads up the East Coast from Florida and the Carolinas.
A tentative offer has been made on Vinery's Silver Train. If the deal goes through, the stallion would be relocated to Pennsylvania.
An investigating grand jury has recommended continued investigation of two trainers and adoption of regulations to allow for monitoring of training centers in connection with a probe at Penn National.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course reopened for business on the night of Aug. 12, less than three hours after a small back-of-house fire forced the evacuation of all guests and employees at approximately 5 p.m.
MTR Gaming Group, which recently received approval to refinance its debt, reported net income of $2.3 million for the second quarter of 2011. For the same three months in 2010, the company posted a net loss of $500,000.
Juan Carlos Guerrero, leading trainer at Parx Racing, performed an act of heroism July 18 when he pulled eight people from an overturned minivan on busy Interstate 95 near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia.
Birdrun, Ponzi Scheme, and A.U. Miner are among the horses entered in the Greenwood Cup, a 1 1/2-mile stakes to be run July 16 at Parx Racing.
A horse claimed recently by prominent owner Jerry Jamgotchian will be permitted to race at Penn National Race Course, even though there are rules in Kentucky precluding such horses from being entered at other tracks.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been approved to make several schedule and wagering changes, including a return to live racing Wednesday and Thursday nights.
A judge for U.S. District Court in central Pennsylvania ruled May 26 a lawsuit filed by owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo against a group of jockeys will be allowed to proceed.
Quantum Miss set a new track record for six furlongs at Hollywood Casino at Penn National May 27 while Fabulous Strike finished fifth in another stakes on the program.
Purse revenue earned from pari-mutuel handle and racetrack slot machines dropped in 2010, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's "benchmark report" on racetrack casinos in the state.
More than 18 months on the sidelines hasn't dulled the brilliant speed of Tea Party Stable's Fabulous Strike. He made a successful return to competition April 9.
Mark McDermott will retire June 1 after 35 years as executive secretary of the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association.
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.
A federal judge has ruled in favor of horse owner Michael Gill in his long-standing battle with the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, saying a suit filed by Gill should not be dismissed.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course announced that Paul Jenkins, racing secretary since December 1999, will retire effective April 3.
A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit filed against the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission by owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo to proceed.
MTR Gaming Group registered a 4.33% decline in net revenue in 2010, but the company also reduced total operating expenses by 10.48% on the year, according to a financial report for 2010.
Jockey's Dream, a group I winner in his native Brazil, is standing his first season at stud at Star Barn Thoroughbreds near Grantville, Pa.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has announced its 2011 stakes schedule featuring a record 21 added-money events with guaranteed purses totaling $1.975 million
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.
The first foal by grade I winner Monba was born Feb. 15 at Michael Jester's Penn Ridge Farms near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania stallions Barbican and Digamist were euthanized in February.
Champion and dual classic winner Smarty Jones will shuttle to Uruguay for the 2011 Southern Hemisphere season.
Champion at 2 in England and at 3 in Ireland was owned by Betty Moran's Brushwood Farm. The 27-year-old mare had been pensioned since 2002.
Weather and track conditions are forcing cancellations at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Parx Racing, two Pennsylvania racetracks.
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.
Penn National Gaming Inc. said 10 of its 15 gaming properties increased net revenue and that it intends to "expand its presence to any jurisdiction considering the expansion of gaming."
Apprentice jockey Kristina McManigell, injured in a Jan. 17 racing accident at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania, may be discharged from the University of Pennsylvania hospital Jan. 21.
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