Candle light service & meal is on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm in the track kitchen.
The track at Penn National will be closed for training on Christmas, Thursday, December 25, 2014
and New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015.
Due to a confirmed case of strangles at Finger Lakes Racecourse, no horses from Finger Lakes will be allowed to enter the stable area or race at Penn National until further notice.
Bills of Sale and Trainer Transfers must be done before entries are accepted, per stewards.
January 1, 2015: All horses racing at Penn National will have to have a coggins test drawn within the same calendar year as the year they race and compete in. All coggins must be dated 2015. Coggins tests dated within a vaild year period are good ot enter the stable area. Horses will be give a one-race grace period to update your coggins through 1/31/2015.
Any trainer not present to supervise the saddling of their horse must make arrangements with the paddock judge to be represented by a substitutes.
If you do not, you will be subject to penalty.
By order of the Stewards.
Please be aware the Uniform Medication Rules take effect January 2014. Medication information and withdrawal times can be obtained in the PA HBPA office or the "Uniform Schedule of Controlled Therapeutic Substances," which can be found by clicking HERE. Clembuterol will have a 14-day withdrawal time, please take the approprite actions immediately.
The clocker is located on the 4th floor of the casino and the gap attendant is located at the backside gap. All horses entering this gap to work will give the name of the horse, trainer and distance of work to the gap attendant, who in turn will convey by radio information needed to the clocker on duty. All horses entering the track by the racing office gap shall call the clocker at 512-9747 and give the clocker the information as mentioned above. Please comply with these instructions. Thank you, Management, Penn National.
Beginning Thursday, January 10, 2013 horsemen will be allowed to place blinkers on the horses before they arrive in the paddock. If the identifier needs to further identify the horse, you will be asked to take the horse to a stall to remove the blinkers for identification purposes.
The penalty for scratching a horse out of the body of a race is now ten (10) days.
The horse will be eligible to run on the eleventh (11th) day.
On April 1, 2013 all horses that are housed in the Penn National barn area for more than 30 days must have an updated rabies vaccination in order to be eligible to race, ponies must also be vaccinated. New horses shipping into Penn National after this date must be vaccinated within 30 days of when they arrive. Horses that have been on Penn National grounds for at least 30 days but have not received their rabies vaccination will not be eligible to race starting April 1, 2013. Please coordinate with your backside veterinarian to receive the mandatory vaccines.
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