Penn National Cards Steeplechase Races

Steeplechase racing returns to Pennsylvania, June 18 at Penn National Race Course

Steeplechase racing returns to central Pennsylvania on Friday night, June 18, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
                                  
A steeplechase was held last summer and was so popular it was asked to return, according to a release from the track. As a result, Bill Gallo, racing secretary for the National Steeplechase Association, placed two dates on this year’s Penn National calendar.

Both races on this week’s card will be run at a distance of 2 1/16 miles over the hurdles. One race will be a $25,000 maiden special weight event. The second race is an allowances/optional claiming contest with a $30,000 purse.