Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - by Mark Ratzky, Publicity -- Cal Expo
The 2012 Cal Expo Harness winter-spring-summer racing schedule was approved by the California Horse Racing Board at its monthly meeting held at Hollywood Park Racetrack on November 17.
The racing schedule which begins on Friday, December 30 and continues through Saturday, June 17, 2012, will consist of 70 racing days. Racing at the Sacramento oval will continue on a Thursday through Saturday basis with the exceptions of Thursdays January 5th, 19th, February 23rd, and May 31st. Racing will not be held on those Thursdays.
Post times for the daily schedule will continue to be 5:30 P.M. (PT) on Thursdays and 6:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.
This week will find an abbreviated schedule, with programs on Friday (November 25) and Saturday (November 26) at 6:00 p.m., but no racing on Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24. The regular three-night schedule will resume on Thursday, December 1 and continues through December 18. On Friday and every live card, Cal Expo offers free parking & free admission after 4:30 p.m. Also on Friday, Cal Expo offers Happy Hour between 6:00-8:30 p.m., where $2 Beer, $2 Wine & $2 Buffalo Wings an order is offered.
Cal Expo now offers a reduced 15 percent takeout rate on all Pick 4’s (Thursday/Friday nights in partnership with the USTA Strategic Wagering Committee). In addition, all Late Pick 4’s will come with a $10,000-guaranteed pool. On Saturday night, there will be a 0% takeout on successful Late Pick 4 tickets made at Cal Expo or at Twinspires.com.