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Fairmount Park Racetrack opening day postponed

5:54 AM, Mar 26, 2013   |    comments
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COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) - Opening day at Farimount Park Racetrack has been postponed until Friday because of the record-setting weekend snow.

The track will open March 29.  Post time will be at 7:30.

It was scheduled to open March 26.  Those races will be rescheduled for a later date.

Crews have to clear all the snow and ice from the track.  Then, they will assess the surface underneath and make adjustments so it is safe for the horses to run on.

This is the first time in its 87 year history that Fairmount Park has had to postpone its opening day

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