03/10/2017 11:36AM

Penn National will hold four daytime programs during Triple Crown season


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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