01/11/2012 11:08AM

Turfway Park to race Saturday afternoons beginning this weekend

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Turfway Park is abandoning its Saturday evening programs by reverting to running on Saturday afternoons, effective this weekend, officials at the northern Kentucky track have announced.

Turfway president Bob Elliston said in a Wednesday media release that the nearly year-long experiment with Saturday nights produced some positive results, namely reaching “a different group of customers,” but wagering handle from all sources was disappointing, resulting in the decision to revert to daytime cards on Saturdays.

First Saturday post is back to 1:10 p.m. Eastern, the same as Sundays, instead of 5:30 p.m. A first post of 5:30 remains for Thursday and Friday programs.