With the Spring-Summer meet at Harrah's Philadelphia approaching its September 22 closing day, horsemen and horseplayers alike should make note of a few changes to the racing schedule for the 2013 Fall meet.
- Opening Day has been moved forward a day to Wednesday, October 9, with first post at 2:30 p.m.
- October will maintain a Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Sunday racing schedule, except for Sunday, October 20 and Wednesday, October 30, which will be dark days. Wednesday first post will be 2:30 p.m., while first post on the other days remains 12:40 p.m.
- November begins with a pair of 2:30 p.m. cards on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2 (Breeders' Cup weekend), and then settles into a Thursday-Friday-Sunday schedule. In place of Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving), racing will take place on Wednesday, November 27 with a 2:30 p.m. first post. Post time for Friday, November 29--the day following Thanksgiving--has been moved to the standard 12:40 p.m. start.
- December sees a shift to a Sunday-Monday-Tuesday racing schedule, with first post at 12:40 through Closing Day on Tuesday, December 17.
from Harrah's Philadelphia publicity department