Organized by a group of civic leaders from Central Pennsylvania, Penn National Race Track was opened on 30th of August year 1972. The total average number of people who visited their opening were about 10,686 people. This race track is a premium thoroughbred horse racing track that is located in Grantville Pennsylvania. It is oval shaped with 990 feet in length, 1.6 kilometer dirt course and a 7 furlong turf course. Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup Handicap was held in this race track that was only opened for horses 3 years old and above.
After some years of running Penn National, the owners thought of something new. Aside from offering some year round horse racing calendar, simulcast wagering and excellent facilities to all horse racing fans, they thought of adding slot machines to this place. So their slot machines or casino was started, and they called it Hollywood Casino, that just recently opened last February 12, 2008.
A lot of people who visited Penn National found it very enjoyable. It’s enjoyable because they can play casino, and the view in this place is perfectly and beautifully placed at the base of the Blue Mountains.
Regarding horse racing, all the fantastic races were run in this race track like Penn National Distaff Handicap, Mario Beneito Memorial Handicap, Pennsylvania Governor’s Handicap and Blue Mountain Futurity. Aside from the running of this high class horse racing facility they are also offering new technology in the way to watch other horse racing events. With their simulcast set up you can watch races all over the US and other parts of the world as well.
Their simulcast racing and wagering have different schedule weekly but the horse racing track have fixed schedule that is on every Wednesday to Saturday, 7:30 and every Sunday and public holidays are at 5:00pm. The Penn National is also open daily between 12:30pm through 2:00 in the morning. So come on down to Penn National and try your luck in the casino and enjoy some of the best horse racing that the US has to offer.
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