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Northfield Park has 221 race dates in 2019

03:34 AM 02 Jan 2019 NZDT
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Northfield Park, Ohio's premier racetrack in pari-mutuel handle, both on-track and export, is offering live harness racing four nights a week to start the 2018 racing year. January through June racing is scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. The exceptions to this schedule are the additions of Friday, January 4 and Sunday, May 26. There is no live racing on Memorial Day Monday.

Beginning in July Northfield replaces Tuesday with Friday evenings and continues with a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday schedule through September. The exception to this schedule is the addition of Sunday September 1 due to no racing on Labor Day Monday.

In October Northfield drops Fridays and adds both Sunday and Tuesday racing and will race five nights a week until the end of the ear. Thursday (December 26) will replace Christmas Eve Tuesday, while Friday (December 27) will replace racing on Christmas Wednesday.

Northfield Park's marquee racing events are as follows: $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie Saturday, June 8; $175,000 Cleveland Trotting Classic Saturday, June 29; $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial and $50,000 Myron Charna President's Pace Saturday, August 10; and $125,000 Courageous Lady Saturday, October 12.

Northfield's Flying Turns will host eight $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships on Sunday, September 1 for the $2.4 million Ohio Super Night.

The $125,000 (est.) Summit County Fair Stakes, featuring many of Ohio's top freshman and sophomore trotters and pacers, will be held on Friday, July 26.

Each of the 221 live racing nights carries a first race post time of 6:00 p.m. Northfield Park is open daily from noon until after midnight for simulcasting action from tracks across North America and Australia.


Ayers Ratliff

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