cutting racing dates

Presque Isle Cuts Four Dates from 80-Day Season

Presque Isle Downs will eliminate four dates from its 80-day racing season this year by slicing four late-summer Thursdays off its schedule. The track received unanimous permission to do so during Tuesday's Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission meeting. Presque Isle's director of racing, Matthew Ennis, described the track's reasoning for dropping the dates. "We always take a hard look at our purse funding as we're going throughout our offseason to make sure that we have competitive purses for the upcoming meet," Ennis said. "We suffered a very poor January as a...

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