FLORENCE (FOX19) -- Live thoroughbred racing returns Sunday to Turfway Park with the opening of its 38th consecutive holiday meet.
The track will present nine races daily on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through December, as well as on the Monday and Tuesday after Christmas Day.
Races on Thursdays, Fridays, and Tues., Dec. 31, start at the new time of 6:15 p.m., with the exception of Dec. 26. Races start at 1:10 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, Thurs., Dec. 26, and Mon., Dec. 30.
Two stakes highlight the racing schedule, each offering a $50,000 purse: the 28th running of the Holiday Inaugural Stakes on Dec. 7, six furlongs for fillies and mares 3 years old and up; and the 19th running of the Prairie Bayou Stakes on Dec. 21, 1-1/16 miles for ages 3 and up.