Watch and Wager LLC, the new operator of harness racing at Cal Expo, has announced upcoming qualifying dates for this Saturday, October 20 (9:00 a.m.), and the following Saturday, October 27 (9:00 a.m.).
Racing gets under way on Friday, November 2nd and goes through May of 2013. There will be Friday and Saturday programs until December 22, then Thursday, Friday and Saturday cards through the remainder of the meeting.
"After speaking with the trainers currently on the grounds, I am expecting at least 120 entries for this Saturday's qualifiers and another 100-plus on the 27th," said Director of Racing Fred Kuebler.
"This will give us enough horses to put on a quality two-day a week program with full competitive fields. We are getting very good response from Eastern and Midwestern trainers as well as Canadians to our new horse incentive plan which will enable us to go three very full and competitive days of racing beginning December 26."
For the purse schedule, new horse incentive program and the list of late closers, please go to www.calxharness.com