Overnight Postings

PA HBPA Annual Picnic will be held on Monday, September 22, 2014 at H.M. Levitz Park. The event, starting at 5:30 pm, is open to all owners, trainers and people who work at Penn National. Grandpa's Country Catering will be providing the food. There will be a mechanical bull, a D.J. and events for the kids.

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 informatino 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.

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. Horses will be give a one-race grace period.

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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Race of the Week

Week of September 22, 2014
Click here: Coming Soon!


Constructing a Barn

Ever wonder how an old barn becomes a new one?
Click here: Constructing a Barn


New Start

The PA HBPA New Start Adoption Program.
To find out what the Program is up to check out our NEW START section.
Or go to their own page HERE.