Scioto Downs first qualifiers of the season were held Monday (April 28) in preparation for the live racing season which starts on Thursday, May 8. Qualifiers will continue to be held on Monday's throughout the summer with a post time of 10 am. The condition sheet for the first week of live racing is now available and Scioto Downs is set up for Online Entry.
Announcer, Barry Vicroy took a practice run this morning, giving the race calls for the eight qualifying races. The highlights from Monday's rainy morning card started in the first race when Tim Lane's trainee, Tangible Art, a 3-year-old Wearable Art filly, made her debut an impressive one for her connections. After racing off the pace to a 1:02 half, Alex Hawk said "let's go" and Tangible Art cruised through a :28.2 third quarter and held off a fast-closing Princess Rock to win her qualifier in 1:59.3.
Next up was Il Songo Dream for trainer and driver Christopher Beaver, also making his comeback. This 3-year-old colt by Cantab Hall took a mark of 1:55.4 last year and banked $112,899. Beaver and his colt set the fractions and the colt didn't disappoint, trotting away from his foes and winning his qualifier in 2:00.4 by nine and half lengths. (Scioto)