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Automated Morning Line Implemented

Published: August 19, 2014 3:35 pm ET

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Penn National Gaming, Inc., the largest operator of Standardbred racetracks in North America, will institute the new TrackMaster automated morning line system at all of its harness racing facilities, effective immediately.

PNGI owns and operates Hollywood Casino, Hotel and Raceway (Bangor, Maine), the new Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, Plainridge Racecourse and Rosecroft Raceway. PNGI is also a joint venture partner with Greenwood Racing, Inc. at Freehold Raceway.

“This new morning line feature from TrackMaster should help bring consistency to our morning line process and also provide a reliable starting point for our wagering guests,” said Christopher McErlean, Vice President of Racing for PNGI. “With the implementation of the USTA’s online entry system at all of our harness tracks and the use of its automated post position draw system, the Penn Gaming harness tracks are using all the technology tools available to streamline our racing office processes and offer user friendly services to our horsemen and the wagering public.”

In addition, Rosecroft Raceway will institute a new simulcast graphics system with enhanced racing information and statistics generated by TrackMaster when its summer-fall meet begins Sept. 13.

“We think these informative graphic enhancements will help handicappers on-track and at all our simulcast locations,” said McErlean.

The upcoming Penn National Gaming harness meets include:

Plainridge Racecourse: in progress
Freehold Raceway: Aug. 28
Rosecroft Raceway: Sept. 13
Dayton Raceway: Oct. 3
Bangor Raceway: Oct. 6

(Penn National Gaming)


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