Penn National Applies for 2013 Race Dates


(Fort Washington, MD – November 11) Rosecroft Raceway has submitted a 54-date live racing schedule for 2013 to the Maryland Racing Commission. The schedule, along with year-long simulcast approvals, will be voted on by the Commission at its November 20 meeting.

This will mark the third year of live racing for the Maryland harness track under t

he ownership of Penn National Gaming.

A 25-date winter spring meet will run Saturday March 9 through Saturday, June 1. Racing will be conducted every Tuesday and Saturday evening during 2013. The fall meeting will span from Saturday, September 14 through Saturday, December 21. Combined with Ocean Downs traditional summer race meeting there will be ten continuous months of harness racing in the state of Maryland in 2013.

“There are still many significant headwinds facing the long-term future of Rosecroft Raceway,” said Christopher McErlean, Vice President of Racing for Penn National Gaming, Inc. “Even with the many disadvantages placed in its way, Rosecroft remains resilient and we look forward to improving the business and racing product in the coming year.”

The current live racing meet runs through December 22 every Tuesday and Saturday evening with a 7:25 p.m. post time, plus a special Thursday, December 20 make up race card.