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Harrah's Philly Race Dates Shelved

Published: January 23, 2014 7:05 pm ET

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In an order issued Thursday by the Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission, the 2014 harness racing season at Harrah's Philadelphia has been suspended pending required information on racetrack surface issues.

The order states that the track's racing licence has not been suspended but the 2014 race dates assigned to Harrah's in December have been pulled back. The text from the order appears below.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission
In re: Chester Downs & Marina Inc.
d/b/a Harrah's Philadelphia Race Track & Casino

Conditional Race-Date Suspension Order

And now, this 23rd day of January, 2014, after having requested specific information from Harrah's Philadelphia ("Harrah's") regarding its proposed plan to address race track surface issues on numerous occasions and having received no substantive information or documentation from Harrah's, the Commission hereby suspends Harrah's 2014 race dates which this Commission previously approved on December 19, 2013.

The above race-date suspension shall continue until such time as the Commission and/or its staff received the requested information or documentation from Harrah's.

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