Penn National Race Course

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Coordinates: 40°23′48″N 76°39′31″W / 40.39667°N 76.65861°W / 40.39667; -76.65861

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
Location Grantville, Pennsylvania, USA
Address 777 Hollywood Boulevard
Opening date February 12, 2008
Signature attractions SimulCast
Notable restaurants Hollywood on the Roof Bar,
Final Cut Steakhouse,
Epic Buffet,
Skybox Sports Bar,
Mountainview Lounge,
Celebrity Grill,
Extras Coffee Bar,
Paddock Cafe,
Mane Event
Casino type Racino
Owner Gaming and Leisure Properties
Operating license holder Penn National Gaming
Penn National Race Course
Owned by Penn National Gaming
Date opened August 30, 1972
Course type Harness Racing
Notable races Cane Pace
Official website

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.

This track is home to Eclipse Special Award winner Rapid Redux and his trainer David J. Wells.

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.[1]


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.

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  1. ^ "Penn Mile Stakes (Gr. 2)". equibase. 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 

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