Penn National Race Course is Thoroughbred horse racing track, located just 17 miles east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; it possesses one of the longest racing calendars in North America, with races spanning over a 52 week period. Penn National is owned and operated by the Penn National Gaming group, who recently made the decision of rebranding the venue like the Hollywood Casino at Penn National, after the arrival of the new Hollywood Casino, with the hopes of highlighting its new gaming facilities.

Horse racing took off on the Penn National racecourse on August 30th, 1972, and it has successfully remained as one of America's top thoroughbred destinations ever since. The new Hollywood Casino opened its doors on February 12th, 2008, drawing thousands of fresh visitors. It now features a total of 54 table games that include, Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Mini-Baccarat, Let it Ride, 14 Poker Tables and much more.

The racetrack consists of a 1/2 mile long dirt track and a 7-furlong turf course. It hosts two of the most important thoroughbred stakes races in North America: the Pennsylvania Governor Cup Handicap, for 3-year-old horses, and the Penn Mile card, also for 3yo's, with a total purse of $500,000. The Penn Oaks stakes, taking place in May every year, also attracts the best horses and trainers with its juicy purse of $200,000 US.

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Penn National Racetrack Facts:

  • Racecourse type: American Thoroughbred Racetrack (dirt & turf)
  • Location: Grantville, Pennsylvania.
  • Purse: Pennsylvania Governor Cup Handicap $200,000 purse; Penn Mile $500,000 purse.
  • Venue Capacity: N/A
  • Track length: 1-mile dirt track plus a 7-furlong turf course.
  • Important track records: N/A