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Racing commission won't release racing date requests

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has decided not to release requests for racing dates before Oct. 27.

Applications for dates for next year's racing calendar were due Oct. 1, with a grace period through Oct. 7.

Lisa Underwood, the commission's executive director, had indicated that the requests might be made public as they came in, but she said Monday that the commission has decided to keep them private until the dates are awarded.

At least one track, Turfway Park in Florence, has said it will ask for a reduced calendar.

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