New Penn Mile seen as cornerstone of track’s brand-building efforts

When Dan Silver got to Penn National last fall to serve as the track’s director of racing operations, one of the first things he did was to meet with racing secretary Dave Bailey and corporate vice-president of racing Chris McErlean. The three men looked at the national stakes schedule, trying to find a spot for a marquee race that would fill a need on the racing calendar.

The result of that conversation is the Penn Mile, which will be run for the first time on June 1, for three-year-olds at a mile on the turf.

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