07/23/2013 10:37AM

Indiana Downs to have earlier first post

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Beginning Sept. 2, Indiana Downs will have an earlier first post time of 1:55 p.m. Eastern instead of the current first post time of 6 p.m. The weekly schedule of live racing Monday through Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday will remain the same.

The change will last through closing day, Oct. 19. Indiana Downs is experimenting to determine its optimal position in the national horse-racing market.

Requests for racing dates are due Nov. 1, and the experiment should help the track decide which times and days to request for 2014.