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Verrette named Hollywood Bangor Racing Secretary

06:31 AM 27 Apr 2019 NZST
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(Bangor, ME - April 26, 2019) Current Plainridge Racing Secretary Paul Verrette was named today to that same position for the upcoming harness racing meet at Hollywood Gaming Bangor. The 45-date race meet kicks off Tuesday, May 14.

A native, and current resident of Lee, NH, Verrette has served as racing secretary at Plainridge Park Casino since 2000. Verrette has prior experience working in the Pine Tree State with a decade long stint as racing secretary at Scarborough Downs and several Maine fairs.

"I'm excited to return to the state of Maine and take on the challenge of the Bangor racing program. Between the two tracks it will be a busy summer and fall but we have good support teams at both locations which should make it work smoothly," said Verrette. "I'm familiar with many of the horsemen racing in Maine and I hope we can coordinate more between our Penn National properties and maybe also introduce some new concepts during the meet," Verrette added.

"Paul is a tireless worker who is always looking for ways to improve a racing program. It's a good fit to have Paul overseeing the racing offices for both Penn National harness tracks in the region and in the end should strengthen both locations," said Chris McErlean, Vice President of Racing for Penn National Gaming, Inc., parent company of both Hollywood Casino Bangor and Plainridge Park Casino.

Qualifying races at Bangor will be conducted Tuesday, May 7 and Saturday, May 11. The racing schedule through July 19 will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings with a 5 p.m. post time. A special Thursday, July 4 race card will be offered with a 6:30 p.m. post time. After a break in August the track resumes live racing September 10 for a 16-date fall season ending November 5.

Christopher McErlean, Penn National Gaming, Inc.

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