Grantville, PA (June 16, 2020) – Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course is pleased to announce the return of live thoroughbred racing on Friday, June 19 following a near three-month hiatus.  A total of 93 entries hit the overnight for the nine-race card which features a pair of turf sprints and a $2,537.87 carryover in the Pick 5 starting in Race 5.

Penn National last conducted live racing on Saturday, March 14 with the track and casino closing their doors on March 16 in response to COVID-19.

“It has been a long process for everyone – horsemen, employees and guests – to get back to this point to restarting live racing but we are grateful for the response to our returning card,” said Eric Johnston, Director of Racing Operations.

Live racing into early July will be conducted on Wednesdays and Fridays with a first post of 6:00 P.M. EST.  An expanded racing schedule will be reviewed based on horse supply and available purse revenues going forward.

COVID -19 mitigation protocols approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission have been put into effect covering all individuals associated with racing and include mandatory use of face coverings, social distancing and limits on individuals permitted in the racing related areas.   For the opening weekend the track apron will not be open for the general public and only licensed trainers and grooms shall be permitted in the paddock area for their specific races only.

The third-floor simulcast area will be open for simulcast wagering and viewing of live races starting June 19 and will be open seven days a week.  Capacity limits will be enforced.   The gaming areas at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course will reopen at 9:00 A.M. on Friday, June 19.  More information on the casino and racetrack reopening can be found at www.hollyywoodpnrc.com.

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