Pennsylvania Thoroughbred breeding program continues to improve and offer healthy benefits, but breeders are keeping a watchful eye, again, on activities in the state Legislature.
The one-two finishers in the American Turf Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs are set for a rematch in the $500,000 Penn Mile Stakes for 3-year-olds on the grass at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course May 31.
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association said it expects purse money for Pennsylvania-bred racehorses to increase this year.
Harsh winter weather and and poor track conditions have led to the cancellation of almost 70 full racing programs through the first seven weeks of 2014.
Due to extreme weather conditions, Laurel Park, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course canceled live racing for Jan. 22. Charles Town will be dark Jan. 23 as well.
Penn National has canceled live racing Jan. 2, while Aqueduct will not race Jan. 3 as a winter storm zeroes in on the northeast region.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course posted a record daily average pari-mutuel handle for its 197-night meet in 2013, a track official said Dec. 30.
Penn National Race Course has released its 2014 stakes schedule and live racing calendar, following approval by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission at its Dec. 12 meeting.
In anticipation of bad weather, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races have canceled live racing for the evening of Nov. 26.
Rydilluc got back on the winning track with a strong victory in the inaugural $460,000 Penn Mile for 3-year-olds on the turf at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course June 1.
Robert LaPenta's Easter Gift took the $250,000 Mountainview Handicap on dirt while Mr. Amore Stable's Tightend Touchdown scorched the grass in his victory in the $150,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Handicap June 1.
Graded-stakes winners will spice up the action in the $250,000 Mountainview Handicap and $150,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Stakes June 1 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
The nominations list for the inaugural $500,000 Penn Mile at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course June 1 includes many of the top grass 3-year-olds currently in training.
The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission April 17 upheld the ban of trainer Burton Sipp by Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, and also agreed that Parx Racing has the right to exclude the trainer if it sees fit.
The Maryland Jockey Club has put horsemen on notice regarding the shipping of horses to race at other tracks in the region.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course reported a 19.4% increase in all-sources pari-mutuel handle for 197 live racing days in 2012. Meanwhile, total purses jumped 11.6%.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, seeking to add more punch to its open stakes schedule, has added a $500,000 event for 3-year-olds on the turf at one mile in 2013.
A Kentucky judge has ruled against prominent horse owner Jerry Jamgotchian's legal challenge to restrictions imposed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on horses claimed in the state.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course was awarded 200 live racing dates for 2013 in what amounts to the customary year-round schedule.
Mark Loewe has been named vice president of Ohio racing operations for Penn National Gaming Inc., subject to regulatory approvals.
A federal judge has ruled against owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo in a lawsuit they filed against the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission over the pair's ejection from Hollywood Casino at Penn National.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has appointed Dan Silver as director of racing operations effective Oct. 22.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course is the first of three Pennsylvania Thoroughbred tracks to require administration of race-day furosemide by third-party veterinarians.
Racetracks reported an upswing in business because of the record-setting Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) program held May 5 at Churchill Downs.
The non-jury trial in the lawsuit of owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo in U.S. Middle District Court in Pennsylvania has ended, leaving the case in the hands of Judge Sylvia Rambo.
A trial involving an owner and trainer ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in 2010 is scheduled to begin April 23 in United States District Court in Pennsylvania.
Thoroughbred racetracks in Pennsylvania are scheduled to offer a combined 504 live racing days in 2012.
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.
Millionaire gelding wins a tight one over Immortal Eyes and Ben's Cat.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
High winds, with gusts reported between 45-55 miles per hour, forced the cancelation of live racing on Monday, Feb. 14, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Weather and track conditions are forcing cancellations at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Parx Racing, two Pennsylvania racetracks.
Aqueduct and Penn National canceled live racing for Jan. 21 because of a snowstorm moving through the Northeast.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course said Nov. 24 it will ask the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission for 202 racing days and a new weekly racing schedule in 2011.
A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo against the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission concerning their ejection from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in February.
Live racing returns to Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course the evening of Sept. 29 after a more than two-week break for renovation of the racing surface.
A strong field of 12 turf sprinters is set for the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Handicap at five furlongs on the grass July 31 at Penn National.
A Pennsylvania horse trainer was charged July 28 with trying to rig races at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course by injecting horses with performance-enhancing drugs.
The Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has plans to open a Thoroughbred retraining facility in conjunction with New Vocations near Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
A growing network of horse rescue operations and some anti-slaughter policies at racetracks have taken root, but keeping track of where horses go when they're finished racing is a challenge.
Officials at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course have worked to correct a racing surface horsemen said "fell apart" when new material was added May 9-10.
The Maryland Jockey Club, now operated by MI Developments, will be jointly operated by Penn National Gaming Inc. upon closure of the deal, the two entities announced May 7.
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