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Racetrack to try Saturday racing

Fort Erie Race Track officials hope the success of Tuesday twilight racing can be repeated on Saturdays next August.

The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium will apply for 40 days of racing in 2017 with Sunday afternoon cards replaced by Saturday twilight cards for one month and Saturday afternoon racing in September and October.

“Saturday racing will be a pilot project with the hope that it will continue to grow our business and attract more people to the track,” said CEO Jim Thibert.

The track’s 120th season will begin on May 30 with racing on Tuesday twilights and Sunday afternoons through June and July with the switch to Saturdays starting in August to the end of the season on Oct. 17.

This Sunday and Tuesday will be the final race days this season with post time at 1:30 p.m.

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