01/17/2007 12:00AM

Delaware tightens schedule


Although there will be one more day of live racing this season than in 2006, Delaware Park's 2007 meet will be a bit shorter in length.

By racing five days a week throughout its approximately six-month season, Delaware Park will run 137 days in 2007, from April 28 through Nov. 4.

Last year, the Stanton, Del., oval raced 136 days from April 22 through Nov. 19, but had only four days of live racing during April, May, October, and November.

The 2007 dates were approved Wednesday by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.

As usual, the first-race post time will be 12:45 p.m. Eastern from opening day through Oct. 27. First post will move to 12:20 p.m. thereafter with the change to standard time.