Chad Harmon

Penn National Postpones Big Wednesday Card

Threat of snow forces track to move Wednesday's card to Saturday evening.

The threat of a Thanksgiving Eve holiday snowstorm set to hit the mid-Atlantic region has forced the postponement of the Wednesday, Nov. 26, Holiday Racing Festival card at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.

The entire 10-race card, featuring three stakes including the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap, has been rescheduled for Saturday night, Nov. 29. First race post time will be 6 p.m.

"With the weather services calling for the storm, this was the logical call," said director of racing Eric Johnston. "We spoke with the local horsemen and consensus was that in the best interest of safety for all parties, the program should be (postponed). Many of the horses that were entered in the stakes were coming in from other tracks, and there is no guarantee that they, or many of our fans, would have been able to get here if all the weather reports for the region prove to be on target."

The Fabulous Strike, $75,000 Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies, and the $100,000 Swatara Stakes are the final three legs of an early Pick Four. The Fabulous Strike, which drew a field of 12, and the Swatara Stakes, are both part of the Penn Gaming Challenge.

The Food For Friends Charity Food Drive to support the Racetrack Chaplaincy Food Bank, also has been rescheduled for Saturday evening.