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.To visit Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course on your trip to Grantville, use our Grantville trip planner.
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.
This racetrack has been under ongoing investigations through the years by the FBI for race fixing, which included people working in the race office, trainers and vets.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course reviews
Everyone is friendly. Won quite a few times. Lots of variety. Food choices are great. Would recommend to everyone! Many bonuses with having the players card. We camp in the area and go every chance..... more »
Friend and I took 200 dollars and we were in there for 5 hours. Winning some, losing some. It's a casino so don't ever prepare to just win. Can't really blame them if you lose. Anyway, I'm happy about the button you press if you want a drink. They bring it to your slot machine. Free soda as well. It was a good time. Totally doing it again
Great place. I'm a truck driver they have parking for us. It's great to stop and have some fun. Buffet is great, odds on the machine's are not to bad. If you have a rewards card they will give you lot's of incentives to come back.
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