RACING TO RESUME – NEW STAKES CALENDAR POSTED

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OHIO TO BEGIN THOROUGHBRED RACING AT THISTLEDOWN AND BELTERRA

OHIO TO BEGIN THOROUGHBRED RACING AT THISTLEDOWN AND BELTERRA
STAKES CALENDAR REVISIONS ARE POSTED
The Ohio State Racing Commission on Wednesday, May 20, approved the racing dates for the resumption of live racing at Belterra Park and Thistledown. Live racing will be conducted without spectators. An all-encompassing program has been created to insure the health of all backstretch workers, trainers and racing officials.
The Thistledown barn area will open for set up as well as the shipping in of horses on May 26th.
The first day of training will be May 28th. The first day of live racing will be Thursday, June 4th.
Racing will be conducted on a Monday through Thursday schedule with several additional dates to be added to the calendar shortly. First post time is 12:50pm.
At Belterra Park, trainers will be able to set up in the barn area beginning May 29th. Horses residing in Ohio and Kentucky may begin shipping in to Belterra Park on May 30th.
The first day of training at Belterra Park will be on June 1st and horses from other states can ship in on this date.
Opening day for live racing will be Thursday, June 4th.
After opening week, racing will be conducted on a Tuesday-Friday schedule each week with a post time of 12:35pm at least until or if spectators are allowed back.
Scheduled stakes races will remain at the $75,000 level, those that were not run will not be rescheduled. Thanks to the support of the H.B.P.A. these races will be offered at that level and the Best of Ohio Series at Thistledown and Mahoning Valley will still offer purses of $100,000 .
Mahoning Valley is expected to run their race days and dates as previously scheduled.
Hopefully, spectators will be able to return in the near future. Until then, wagering and viewing should be available through some of the many Advance Deposit Wagering outlets.

2020 Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund Stakes Schedule
4-Jun Thursday The Michael F. Rowland Memorial Handicap 3-Year-Old & up Accredited Thistledown 6 furlongs 75,000
18-Jun Thursday George Lewis Memorial 3-year-Old & up Accredited Thistledown 11/16 miles 75,000
18-Jun Thursday The J. William Petro Memorial Handicap 3-Year-Old & up (F&M) Thistledown 11/16 miles 75,000
27-Jun Saturday The Daniel Stearns Cleveland Gold Cup 3-Year-Old Thistledown 11/8 miles 75,000
3-Jul Friday The Hoover Stakes 2-year-Old Belterra Park 51/2 furlongs 75,000
3-Jul Friday The Cincinnatian Stakes 3-Year-Old Accredited (F) Belterra Park 11/16 miles (T) 75,000
10-Jul Friday The Jim Morgan Memorial – Tah Dah Stakes 2-Year-Old (F) Belterra Park 51/2 furlongs 75,000
10-Jul Friday The Vivacious Handicap 3-Year-Old & up (F&M) Belterra Park 11/16 miles (T) 75,000
17-Jul Friday The Buckeye Native Stakes 3-Year-Old & up Accredited Belterra Park 11/16 miles (T) 75,000
17-Jul Friday The Tomboy Stakes 3-Year-Old (F) Belterra Park 11/16 miles (T) 75,000
7-Aug Friday The Horizon Stakes 3-Year-Old Accredited Belterra Park 11/16 miles (T) 75,000
8-Aug Saturday The Best of Ohio Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes 2-Year-Old Thistledown 6 furlongs 100,000
8-Aug Saturday The Best of Ohio Miss Ohio Stakes 2-Year-Old (F) Thistledown 6 furlongs 100,000
8-Aug Saturday The Best of Ohio Honey Jay Stakes 3-Year-Old & up Thistledown 6 furlongs 100,000
8-Aug Saturday The Best of Ohio Pay The Man Stakes 3-Year-Old & up (F&M) Thistledown 11/8 miles 100,000
8-Aug Saturday The Best of Ohio Governor’s Buckeye Cup Stakes 3-Year-Old & up Thistledown 11/4 miles 100,000
4-Sep Friday The Miss Southern Ohio Stakes 3-Year-Old & up Accredited (F&M) Belterra Park 11/16 miles (T) 75,000
10-Sep Thursday The Michael G. Mackey Memorial-Angenora Stakes 3-Year-Old & up (F&M) Thistledown 6 furlongs 75,000
18-Sep Friday Loyalty Stakes 2-year-Old Accredited Belterra Park 6 furlongs 75,000
24-Sep Thursday The Catlaunch Stakes 3-year-Old & up Accredited Thistledown 11/16 miles 75,000
3-Oct Saturday The Emerald Necklace Stakes 2-year-Old (F) Accredited Thistledown 6 furlongs 75,000
8-Oct Thursday The Scarlet & Gray Handicap 3-Year-Old & up (F&M) Thistledown 6 furlongs 75,000
31-Oct Saturday The Best of Ohio Distaff Stakes 3-Year-Old & up (F&M) Mahoning Valley 11/8 miles 100,000
31-Oct Saturday The Best of Ohio Endurance Stakes 3-Year-Old & up Mahoning Valley 11/4 miles 100,000
31-Oct Saturday The Best of Ohio Sprint Stakes 3-Year-Old & up Mahoning Valley 6 furlongs 100,000
31-Oct Saturday The Best of Ohio Juvenile Stakes 2-Year-Old Mahoning Valley 11/16 miles 100,000
31-Oct Saturday The Best of Ohio John Galbreath Memorial Stakes 2-Year-Old (F) Mahoning Valley 11/16 miles 100,000
7-Nov Saturday Ohio Debutante Handicap 3-Year-Old & up Accredited (F&M) Mahoning Valley 1 mile* 75,000
21-Nov Saturday The Cardinal Handicap 3-year-Old & up Mahoning Valley 6 furlongs 75,000
21-Nov Saturday The First Lady Stakes 3-Year-Old (F) Mahoning Valley 6 furlongs 75,000
28-Nov Saturday The Glacial Princess Stakes 2-Year-Old Accredited (F) Mahoning Valley 6 furlongs 75,000
28-Nov Saturday The Ruff/Kirchberg Memorial Handicap 3-Year-Old & up Accredited Mahoning Valley 1 mile* 75,000
19-Dec Saturday The Joshua S. Radosevich Memorial-Ohio Freshman Stakes 2-Year-Old Accredited Mahoning Valley 6 furlongs 75,000
19-Dec Saturday The Bobbie Bricker Memorial Handicap 3-Year-Old & up Accredited (F&M) Mahoning Valley 1 mile* 75,000
* – Distance will change to 1 Mile & 70 Yards with field size of 8 or greater

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