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Harrah\'s Chester amends dates, delays opening until April 13

January 28, 2009

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Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack has received permission from the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission to amend its 2009 racing dates. The original racing season was from April 5 through Dec. 22. The new opening day has been moved back a week to Monday, April 13.


Additionally, effective May 22 Harrah’s Chester will conduct a 5-day race week that includes Friday augmenting the already scheduled racing days of Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. This 5-day race week will be continued for 20 weeks through Friday, Oct. 2.


There will be a special Tuesday race card during the opening week on April 14 since there will be no racing on Easter Sunday.


Post time will be 5 p.m. each racing day with the exception of Sundays. The PHRC also granted permission for Harrah’s Chester to have a 1:15 p.m. post time on Sunday afternoons.


The 2009 racing season will end on Monday, Nov. 23. (Harrah\'s Chester)



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