Columbus, OH --- This weekend promises to be a busy one at Scioto Downs.
On Friday night (July 11) the 13-race card will feature a $25,000 Open Trot and a $25,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace.
A full field of nine trotters will go to post in race three. The outstanding group is highlighted by a track record holder, JJ Hall, and the Ohio colt champion, Final Breath. Additionally, Victory Is Coming is the lone mare in the group and Its Complicated, who has won three out of his last five starts, will start from post two. Its Complicated is the 3-1 morning line favorite for trainer Brent Davis and driver Josh Sutton.
The $25,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace is race five and is the Harness Racing Hall of Fame Inductee Carol Cramer Pace. The impressive field of seven includes money leader Continual Velocity, an Ohio champion in Igottafeelingfran and Tt’s Little Lass, who has won the Filly and Mare Open Pace the past two weeks.
Also, every Friday in July Scioto Downs is collecting items for The Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center. If you bring in three items for donation you will receive a Scioto Downs t-shirt. The last Friday of the month (July 25), The Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center will be on hand to answer questions and pick up the donations.
Saturday (July 12) is Back to the Track night at Scioto Downs. The 11-race program will feature a $25,000 Open Pace in honor of Harness Racing Hall of Fame Inductee, John Pawlak.
The activities for the evening will include driver autographs, a face painter, balloon artists, starting gate rides, paddock tours, t-shirt giveaways and a cornhole tournament to benefit the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.
Along with Back to the Track, it’s Ohio Lottery Night at Scioto and we will be giving away hats, courtesy of the Ohio Lottery.
The night will kick-off with a live performance of the national anthem by 14-year old Alexis Young. The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption and Ohio Standardbreds and Friends will also be set up in the grandstand for questions and comments.