March 31, 2023 | March 31, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973, and on March 31st of that year – Night time racing was approved for Fairview’s Commodore Downs Horse Racing Track. The first nighttime race occurred on May 24th, 1973. Post time 7:30.
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