Keyword: Penn National

  • Jockey Gibbs Injured at Penn National

    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.

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    Penn National Racing Canceled Feb. 25

    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.

  • Three Tracks Cancel Feb. 11 Cards

    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.

  • Cardashi Pulls 29-1 Governor's Cup Shocker

    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.

  • Fabulous Strike has been nominated to the Governor's Cup.

    Big Names Nominated to Governor's Cup

    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.

  • Purses Reach Record Level at Penn National

    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.

  • Penn Pick Three Recalculated After Glitch

    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.

  • Penn Stops Betting Early After Tote Glitch

    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.

  • Seven Bids Submitted For Aqueduct Casino

    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.

  • Penn No Longer Purse Bottom-Feeder

    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.

  • Penn National Cancels Jan. 16 Program

    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.

  • Storm Cancels Penn National Card Jan. 10

    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.

  • Snow Forces Penn National to Cancel Card

    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.

  • Penn National to Suspend Racing Sept.20

    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.

  • Penn National Ready to Move Forward

    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.

  • Barn Work Under Way at Penn National

    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.

  • Penn National Gaming Profits Dip

    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.

  • 'Alarming' Opener for Penn National

    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.

  • Penn to Open; Weather KOs Racing

    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.

  • Scientific Games Shares Tumble

    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.

  • Scott Lake earned win number 4,000 on Halloween.

    Lake Wins 4,000th Race As Trainer

    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.

  • McErlean Leaves NJSEA for Penn National Slot

    Christopher M. McErlean is resigning as vice president of racing operations with New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority to join Penn National Gaming Inc., as vice president of racing next month.

  • Philly Park Jockeys Seek Additional Insurance Coverage

    Negotiations are currently underway between jockeys, management and horsemen at Philadelphia Park to have the amount of on-track accident insurance for riders increased from its current $100,000 to $1 million, but so far little progress has been made, according to Tony Black, who is helping spearhead the effort.

  • Penn National--Circa 1972, at Least--Nears Finish Line

    The grandstand/clubhouse facility at Penn National Race Course is in the final days of its almost 34-year history. Racing fans with a fondness for the track with a mountain view are expected to make the trip for the final two nights of racing.

  • Fair Hill Training Center Takes EHV-1 Precautions

    Fair Hill Training Center, home to more than 400 horses, has instituted stringent guidelines to ensure the well being of all horses stabled at the facility and to provide the best opportunity for those same horses to race when entry restrictions lift later this month as nearby out of state racetracks.

  • Surface Woes Lead to Penn National Cancellations

    Following the refusal of jockeys to ride the remainder of the live card after two races had been completed Jan. 7, Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa., announced Jan. 9 it would cancel live racing and training for this week while attempts are made to fix "inconsistent" portions of the racing surface.