08/13/2002 11:00PM

Penn National track report


Jockeys Thomas Clifton and Rafael Medina will be out of action indefinitely after sustaining injuries in a freak accident that occurred after the fourth race at Penn National last Friday.

Clifton, the track's third leading rider with 44 wins, broke his right clavicle and Medina separated a shoulder in the spill, which happened as they were pulling up their mounts past the finish line. Jimmy's Lil Peanut appeared to stumble and fall, unseating Clifton. Medina and Reserved Seating were unable to avoid the fallen pair. Neither horse was seriously injured.

* There will be no training from Sept. 2-6 while the track surface undergoes its annual maintenance. Live racing will take a two-week break, resuming on Sept. 13.

* Penn will celebrate its 30th birthday on Aug. 30-31. Hot dogs and sodas will be 30 cents apiece and fans will have a chance to draw a wagering voucher valued between $2 and $100.