03/10/2017 12:36PM

Penn National will hold four daytime programs during Triple Crown season

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The Pennsylvania Racing Commission has approved Penn National’s request to hold four daytime cards in May and June.

Penn National, which typically starts its programs at 6 p.m. Eastern, will have a first post of 1:30 p.m. on Triple Crown Saturdays – May 6, May 20, and June 10. The Grantville, Pa., racino also has moved up the starting time for its Penn Mile Day program, June 3, to 3:45 p.m.

The Penn Mile will be run as a Grade 2 for the first time this year. The earlier post time will allow Penn National to run several other turf races on the card before sunset.

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