12/27/2007 1:00AM

Mountaineer sets '08 dates

EmailMountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort announced its 2008 live racing schedule Friday, consisting of 232 programs between Jan. 19 and Dec. 30.

Limited racing will be held during January, February, and December, with nine-race cards Saturday through Tuesday.

Beginning March 7, the schedule expands to five nights per week by adding Friday racing.

First post time for all cards, except the Aug. 2 West Virginia Derby, will be 7 p.m. Eastern. The Grade 3 West Virginia Derby program will consist of nine races, beginning at 2 p.m.

No racing will be held on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3; Easter Sunday, March 23; and Independence Day, July 4; along with Dec. 20-23.