11/10/2006 12:00AM

Nebraska '07 season to be similar


Nebraska's 2007 racing season will mirror previous years, as evidenced by dates approved Thursday by the Nebraska State Racing Commission.

Fonner Park will start the season on Feb. 9 and conduct a 38-day meet that concludes on Kentucky Derby Day, May 5.

State Fair Park in Lincoln will start its 37-day season on May 11 and run through July 15. Horsemen's Park in Omaha will pick up the following weekend with a four-day festival meet from July 19 to 22 before action shifts to Ag Park in Columbus for a 24-day meet running July 29 to Sept. 9. Horsemen's Atokad Downs in South Sioux City will conclude the 106 days of Thoroughbred racing in the state with a three-day meet running from Sept. 14 to 16.

Fairplay Park in Hastings will conclude live racing for the year with a one-day Quarter Horse meet on Saturday, Sept. 22.