The 2011 Live Racing Season has Officially Begun - NBC 10 Philadelphia

The 2011 Live Racing Season has Officially Begun

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    The 2011 Live Racing Season has Officially Begun
    Getty Images

    And they're off!

    The 2011 Live Racing season officially began Friday at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack.

    The new season of harness racing marks the fifth year of horse racing in Chester and it promises to be a big one. This season offers one of the most competitive purse structures in the country and plenty of big races including the Colonial Trot, the Battle of the Brandywine and the Ben Franklin Pace, according to track officials.

    Also new this year is the Friday evening cards joined by the return of day racing.

    Warm Weather, Fun at Pa. Casinos

    Warm Weather, Fun at Pa. Casinos
    From live horse racing to riverfront decks, local Pennsylvania casinos move the action outdoors.
    (Published Friday, March 18, 2011)

    Harrah's season goes until late December with the biggest day of racing set for Aug. 21 -- Super Stakes Sunday with more than $2 million in prizes.

    Check out Harrah's site for a complete listing of race dates and times.

    And, if horse racing isn't your thing, there's always slots, poker and table games inside the casino.