|2014 Ohio Thoroughbred Racing Dates |
Racing dates have been set for three of the four thoroughbred tracks which will race in Ohio in 2014.
Beulah Park will conduct a 59-day winter-spring meeting beginning on January 6th, 2014 and running through Kentucky Derby Day on May 3rd which will be the final day of racing ever at Beulah Park which is celebrating it's 90th year in operation.
Racing at Beulah will be conducted four days per week on a Monday through Wednesday and Saturday schedule in January and February. Wednesdays will be dropped from the schedule in March and racing will be conducted three days per week for the remainder of the meeting.
Thistledown will conduct 122-days of live racing in 2014. Racing will begin on Friday, April 18th and run through Sunday, November 16th.
Racing will be conducted on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April. Wednesday's are added to the schedule beginning in May and racing will be conducted four days per week through the remainder of the meeting.
Belterra Park, formerly River Downs, will begin racing on a new racing surface when their 100-day live racing season starts on Thursday May 8th. Live racing will be conducted on a Thursday through Sunday schedule each week. Additional live racing day cards will be held on Memorial Day, May 26th and Labor Day, September 1st. The meeting concludes on Sunday, October 19th.
The Ohio State Racing Commission has yet to act on a request for a 21-day meeting at the new Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown which would run from November 24th through December 30th.