Arapahoe Park

Arapahoe Park

The track will open its 32-day meet on August 11.

Entrepenewer wins the Rocky Mountain Futurity at Arapahoe Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography

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The Colorado Racing Commission on Tuesday approved a 32-date Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet for Arapahoe Park near Denver.

Arapahoe Park's meet will run from August 11-October 2. According to a report in Daily Racing Form, there had been an order to delay racing to 2022 in part due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that order was rescinded on Tuesday.

Arapahoe Park generally races from late May to-mid-August. For its upcoming meet, the track will begin receiving horses on July 27. Plans are to offer seven races per day on a Wednesday-through-Saturday schedule.  Purses are projected to average $71,000 per day.

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