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Harness racing season to begin March 28

DELAWARE COUNTY

Harness racing back at Harrah's

CHESTER Harness-racing season will begin March 28 at Harrah's Philadelphia in Chester after a nearly one-month suspension of its race dates over what state officials said was the casino's failure to provide details on the quality of its track and other information.

Harrah's casino license is contingent on the Delaware County site's offering horse racing, although the Gaming Control Board said Harrah's license was not in jeopardy at the time of the suspension in late January.

The temporary ban was not related to a lawsuit filed Monday that alleges the track's poor quality led to a crash last fall that left a harness-racing driver severely brain-damaged, according to Samantha Krepps, press secretary for the state's Department of Agriculture.

- Ben Finley

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