Penn National Race Course


777 Hollywood Blvd. Grantville, PA 17028 Phone: (717) 469-2211 Website:

Racing Season: Year Round

Notable Penn National Race Course Events

  • G3 Penn Mile | 3-year-olds going 1 mi. on turf
  • Fabulous Strike Handicap | 3-year-olds & up going 6f
  • Pennsylvania Governor's Cup | 3-year-olds & up going 5f on turf
  • Penn Oaks | 3-year-old fillies going 1 mi. on turf

Recent Penn National News

History of Penn National Horse Racing

Opened in 1972, racing at Penn National runs year-round over the 1 mile dirt and (weather permitting) 7f turf course. Located 17 miles east of Harrisburg, the Penn National racetrack has seen several notable race horses, including the remarkable streak of wins put together by Rapid Redux and the hard-knocking millionaire Ben's Cat.

What to Do at Penn National Racetrack

With over 2,450 slot machines and more than 50 table games, the casino at Penn National is a great entertainment destination. Feeling hungry? Why not stop into the Final Cut Steakhouse or the trackside Mountainview restaurants? There is also the Skybox sports bar or the Epic Buffet. The Penn National Racecourse facility is also home to "Hollywood on the Roof," a popular venue for live musical entertainment that features acts year-round.