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Scioto Downs

Scioto Downs is a harness racing track in Columbus, Ohio. It is located a half-mile south of the Columbus city limits at Route 23.

For more than 40 years, thrilling harness racing events have been held at this distinguished track. Many of the sport's human and equine superstars have competed at Scioto Downs. It holds live racing in a season that typically starts in May and ends in September.

Scioto Downs has a 5/8 mile track that many racers have attested as having a near-perfect racing surface. Observers have also pointed out that banking is such that speeds will be impressive for fans and fun for racers.

Scioto Downs regularly hosts some of the most prestigious stakes events for both pacers and trotters. Among the events it hosts are:

• Charlie Hill Pace • Jay Kaltenbach Trot • Dick Buxton Trot
• Steve Sugg Pace • Herb Coven Jr. Pace • Capital City Pace
• Tish Arledge Trot • Ervin Samples Trot • Heart of Ohio Trot

Scioto Downs Track Facts

• Track Opened : 1959
• Speed Rating : 1:593
• Length of Homestretch : 539'
• Width of Homestretch : 90
• Starters : 9
• Hubrail? : No
• "Open" Stretch? : Yes
• Grandstand Capacity : 10,000
• Clubhouse Capacity : 2,400
• Parking Capacity : 4,000

Record Business

• Handle : $1,231,444 on September 7, 1996
• Attendance : 14,357 on April 26, 1986

Scioto Downs Track Records

5/8 mile track

PACING AGE & SEX TROTTING
* Gallo Blue Chip (D. Dube) 2000 1:50 All Age Shark Kosmos (Roger Hammer) 2002 1:54.1
Indian Fever (D. Hawk) 1997 1:53 2 Year Olds Crysta's Best (D. Richardson Jr.) 1990 1:58.2
Keystone Elixer (R. Hammer) 1994 1:54.1
Crew Angel (C. Allen) 1995 1:54.1
CC Spice (J. Fout) 2002 1:54.1
2 Year Old Filly Sturdy Lori (D. Hawk) 2001 1:58.4
Cinder Lane Sam (Dv. Miller) 1994 1:54.2
Stockholder (Randy Tharps) 2003 1:54.2
2 Year Old Gelding * Hez Striking (D. Hawk) 2001 1:57.2
Art's Tribute (David Miller) 2002 1:51 3 Year Olds American Winner (D. Snyder) 1993 1:55.3

* Vickie's Return (B. Herman) 1999 1:51.4

3 Year Old Filly

*Striking Memory (Del S. Miller) 2002 1:54.3

* Gallo Blue Chip (D. Dube) 2000 1:50 3 Year Old Gelding Federal Yankee (D.R. Ackerman) 1994 1:56.1
Clown's Tears (R. Tharps) 2000 1:50.4
Broadway Blue (Dv. Miller) 1994 1:50.4
4 Year Old * Rompaway Stacey (Mark O'Mara) 2001 1:54.2
Shady Daisy (J. Fout) 1992 1:52.2 4 Year Old Mare May 31, 1986
Medoland Sid (K. Sizer) 1999 1:51.4
Rosemont Student (L. Merriman) 1993 1:51.4
4 Year Old Gelding T Cody (Dv. Miller) 1997 1:55
Hoosier Favorite (B. Hanners) 2000 1:50.3 Aged Strikin Bug (K. Ater) 2001 1:56.1
Bless Our Best (K. Ater) 2003 1:52 Aged Mare DJ Babe (Del S. Miller) 2000 1:55.2
Life Source (David Miller) 2002 1:50.4 Aged Gelding Golly Too (J. Fout) 1996 1:54.2
* denotes World Record

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