Beulah Park is a horse racing facility in Grove City, Ohio that has two tracks that feature thoroughbred racing. Founded in 1923, Beulah Park has had a rich heritage of providing quality racing to race fans in the Midwest. In fact, the track holds the title of being Ohio's "first original" race track; to this day, it is considered the "Little Saratoga" of the Midwest.
In recent years, Beulah Park's reputation has been enhanced by a multi-million dollar redevelopment and restoration plan.
Beulah Park has a Winter / Spring racing season that spans from January to April, and a Fall racing that takes place from September to December.
Each year, the track also hosts major stakes events. Among those it has hosted are the Wintergreen Handicap, Scarlet & Gray Handicap, Ohio Freshman Stakes, Edward Babst Memorial Handicap and the Howard B. Noonan Stakes.
Beulah Park Track Facts
- The stretch distance is 1,100 feet measured from the last turn to the finish line.
- The width of the stretch is 78 feet and the width of the backstretch is 74 feet.
- The one mile oval features two chutes for the running of races at six furlongs and a mile and a quarter.
History of Beulah Park
- Beulah Park was founded in 1923 and was the first thoroughbred race track in Ohio.
- Beulah Park was the first track in Ohio to offer simulcast wagering on the Kentucky Derby. In 1983, the track installed the first satellite receiving system to present the Triple Crown event to local racing fans.
- In 1986, Beulah Park was purchased by Charles Rama, a Columbus, Ohio developer. More than $12 million has been spent on improvements to the facilities since then. Among the improvements were the outdoor paddock area and plaza, an outdoor walking ring, and a new banked and spiraled track surface.
- In 1992, Beulah Park was the first track in Ohio to offer telephone betting on local and national races.