Penn National Race Course
|Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course|
|Location||Grantville, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Address||777 Hollywood Boulevard|
|Opening date||February 12, 2008|
|Notable restaurants||Hollywood on the Roof Bar,
Final Cut Steakhouse,
Skybox Sports Bar,
Extras Coffee Bar,
|Owner||Gaming and Leisure Properties|
|Operating license holder||Penn National Gaming|
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course is a thoroughbred horse racing track and casino in Grantville, Pennsylvania, 17 miles (27 km) east of Harrisburg. It is owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties and operated by Penn National Gaming.
The track opened on August 30, 1972. It consists of a 1 mile (1.6 km) dirt course and a 7 - furlong turf course. It is unusual among United States thoroughbred tracks in offering racing 52 weeks a year. It features the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Handicap for horses three-years-old and up run 5 furlongs on the turf. In 2009 Cardashi, ridden by jockey David Cora, won in a 29-1 upset.
In 2013 the inaugural Penn Mile on turf was run. Its first winner was 3-year-old Rydilluc in a time of 1:33.99. The race is now the only Graded stakes race event at the track classified as a Grade II with stakes of $500,000 in 2017.
Hollywood Casino opened at Penn National on February 12, 2008. On July 13, 2010, table games began operation. As of July 2010, Hollywood Casino has over 2,480 slot machines and 54 tables. Table games include:14 Poker tables, Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Pai-Gow Poker, Three and Four Card Poker, Mini-Baccarat, and Let-It-Ride. Penn National Gaming operates other casinos under the Hollywood Casino brand.
- "Penn Mile Stakes (Gr. 2)". equibase. 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
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