For the next six weeks, Mondays are joining Wednesdays as "simulcast-only" days on the weekly horse-betting menu at all Maryland wagering outlets.
Mondays formerly were darks days, but the change is being made so that Maryland fans can wager on Monday cards at the popular Saratoga, N.Y., and Del Mar, Calif., summer meets as well as on Monday cards from Philadelphia Park and Arlington International Racecourse.
Maryland Jockey Club officials had said last week that the network would stay dark on Monday this summer, but changed their minds to accommodate fans who want to bet on the signals. MJC personnel also announced yesterday that Maryland fans will be able to wager on New York races at all betting windows beginning with the opening of the Saratoga meet on Friday. Saratoga runs through Aug. 28. The Del Mar meet opens July 26 and continues through Sept. 13.