Scioto is ready to kick off another exciting summer of power packed racing and generous purses. The action starts on Thursday, May 8, be sure to join us as we celebrate our freedom and honor America with the flying of an American flag that was flown over the skies of Afghanistan and is provided to us by the United States Air Force.
Live racing will continue Tuesday through Saturday until August and Wednesday through Saturday until closing night, Sept. 27. We will also have a few holiday cards with an early post time of 1 p.m. Be sure to check out the racing calendar for complete details.
Stakes-filled action is back this summer in full force starting on May 17, Preakness day, when the live racing card will feature the Laverne Hill Memorial Pace for aged pacing mares with a purse of $50,000. On a special Memorial Day race card with a post time of 1 p.m., sophomore colts will take center stage in the second leg of the Ohio Sires Stakes. The sophomore fillies get their chance on Saturday, June 7, Belmont Day, and share the spotlight with The Charlie Hill Memorial Trot, which will feature the best aged trotters dashing for a purse of $200,000.
Another day not to miss is Saturday, July 12, when we go "Back To The Track.” This promotion is a great time to introduce new fans to the wonderful world of harness racing and take advantage of some great giveaways and special offers. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for these great offers and complete details.
In August, the excitement continues with The Ohio State Fair and Ohio Breeders Stakes for 2 and 3 year old Ohio breds. To cap off our electrifying season on Sept. 27, Scioto Downs will host Ohio Super Night. The best of the best 2 and 3 year olds in their respective gaits will battle it out for a share of $200,000 for one to be named a "Champion.” Super Night will also feature the Jim Ewart Memorial Invitational Pace for a bounty of $200,000 (est.). While the purses on this night are totaling a minimum $1.8 million, it's guaranteed to be a thrilling, edge of the seat evening and a night you will not want to miss. We hope to see you at the races. (Scioto Downs)