Kentucky's five Thoroughbred racetracks most likely will be awarded their customary dates when the Kentucky Racing Commission issues the 2001 live racing schedule during a meeting Oct. 30. The commission's dates committee met Tuesday to discuss the proposals.Under the requests submitted to the commission, the 2001 calendar would look like this: Turfway Park (Jan. 1-April 5), Keeneland (April 6-April 27), Churchill Downs (April 28-July 8), Ellis Park (July 2-Sept. 3), Turfway (Sept. 5-Oct. 5), Kentucky Downs (Sept. 15-18, 22, and 24-25), Keeneland (Oct. 5-Oct. 27), Churchill (Oct. 28-Nov. 24), and Turfway (Nov. 25-Dec. 31).The Oct. 5 overlap between Turfway and Keeneland is expected to be avoided. In addition, The Red Mile, a Lexington harness track, traditionally ends it meet that day. Keeneland president Nick Nicholson said officials from the three tracks would meet to discuss how to best handle the situation.Turfway wants a 6 p.m. (EST) post time for January, February, and March of 2001. In recent years, it has raced at 5:30 p.m. in January and February, and at 7 p.m. in March and early April.The proposal met with some resistance from the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, whose executive director, Marty Maline, said about $8,000 a day in purse money was lost this year when Turfway switched from the 5:30 post time in March.Robert Forbeck, director of marketing and communications for the track, said a 6 p.m. post time will provide continuity and hopefully boost live attendance during the winter meet. The commission doesn't mandate post times, so the 6 p.m. post time is expected to stick unless it creates a financial hardship next winter.On the Standardbred side, The Red Mile is expected to offer a 4 p.m. post time for its spring meet in the absence of a lighting system that was removed when the hub rail was taken out and the track resurfaced.