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Scioto Downs racecourse can be found in the town of Columbus in the state of Ohio and is renowned for quality harness racing. It first opened for racing on 2nd June 1959 on a 5 furlong dirt oval track with 180 metre home straight, offering enthusiasts an open air grandstand with the capacity to accommodate 10,000, with a Clubhouse holding upwards of 2,400 people. The season traditionally starts in May and extends through to September. Its principal races are the Heart of Ohio Trot, the Capital City Pace and the Charlie Hill Pace. In 2011 the track s revenue was boosted when it became the first track in the State to open a casino and racino.

Local Patrons Scioto Downs Race Club
Principal Races Heart of Ohio Trot, Capital City Pace, Charlie Hill Pace

Recent Charlie Hill Pace winners since 2016
2016 The Charlie Hill Pace was won by Obrigado driven by Mark MacDonald
2017 The Charlie Hill Pace was won by Crazy Wow driven by Marion Marauder
2018 The Charlie Hill Pace was won by Homicide Hunter driven by Aaron Merriman

Course today The racecourse continues to operate very successfully.
If you have photos, postcards, racecards. badges, newspaper cuttings or book references about the old course, or can provide a photo of how the ground on which the old racecourse stood looks today, then email

ISBN 978-0-9957632-0-3

652 pages

774 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-1-0

352 pages

400 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-2-7

180 pages

140 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-3-4

264 pages

235 former courses

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