Harrah’s Philadelphia qualifiers set to begin June 16; meet opens June 21

Chester, PA — Horsemen are advised that Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack will hold pre-meet qualifiers on Tuesday (June 16), Thursday (June 18) and Friday (June 19) mornings, with first post at 10 a.m. each day.

Entries for the Tuesday qualifier will be accepted on Sunday (June 14) with the box scheduled to close at 11 a.m. The Tuesday qualifier will be for 3-year-old and older horses; the Thursday qualifier will be for 2-year-old horses; and the Friday qualifier will be for all ages.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission is temporarily modifying the 45 day rule. Horses who have started and have a clean line after Feb. 1, 2020 will not need to qualify. This will only be in effect for a period of two weeks once the first live races resume; after that the 45 day rule will be in effect.

Opening day for the 2020 season is now scheduled for Sunday (June 21) with a 12:40 p.m. post time.

Following the opening day card, Harrah’s Philadelphia will move to its traditional race schedule of Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

Horsemen are once again reminded to provide the race office with all applicable health documents for their horses, including Coggins, EHV and rabies paperwork dated 2020 and a health certificate from the last 30 days. They may be faxed to the race office at 484.490.2230.

Additionally, racing applications are available through the Harrah’s Philadelphia website: www.harrahsphilly.com and following the “Horsemen” link.

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