Fairmount Park Racetrack in the Metro East is getting 67 race days next year.
The Illinois Racing Board approved the race dates Tuesday.
This year Fairmount was awarded 75 days and raced 69.
But both the track and horsemen say they’re happy with next year’s 67-day schedule, which they requested.
Fairmount will be offering bigger purses for winner horses next year, and spokesman Jon Sloane says that’s good for the track.