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Harness racing resumes at Scioto Downs

03:23 AM 23 May 2020 NZST
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Eldorado Scioto Downs

Columbus, OH — Friday (May 22) marks the re-opening of harness racing. Both Eldorado Scioto Downs and the Ohio horsemen are ready to provide the action, while safely following state and health department protocols. First post will be at 6:30 p.m. for both the Friday and Saturday evening 12-race cards.

The Scioto team has worked diligently getting the racetrack and barns ready for horsemen, while also working behind the scenes to get racing to the public and improving wagering opportunities.

“We have worked out a deal to have our races be on TVG,” explained Eldorado senior vice president of racing Joe Morris. “We also encourage fans and gamblers to check out our wagering platform since we are racing with no spectators.”

Here is a list of ways to get in on the Scioto Downs action this weekend:

– Racing will be on TVG starting at 8:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday
– Free program pages available on the Scioto Downs website 
– New wagering menu details
– Full card analysis for the Friday, Saturday, and Monday night cards by DRF Harness
– $10,000 guarantee on the Pick-5, with a low 14% takeout, for both Friday and Saturday through the USTA Strategic Wagering Program
– While handicapping, watch replays of this past week’s qualifiers on the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association Youtube channel

In honor of a long-standing tradition, Scioto will race three days over this long Memorial Day weekend, Friday, Saturday and Monday, with one slight change – post time will be at 6:30 p.m. on Memorial Day, Monday (May 25). Historically an afternoon card, the post time change was made to better fit into the racing schedule. For more information on the Scioto Downs racing season, visit

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