Live Racing At Belterra Park Kicks Off April 29

The Belterra Park race meet kicks off April 29 and concludes Oct. 8, 2021. The 93-day race meet has a first post of 12:35 pm (Eastern) daily with eight live races. Belterra Park is a one-mile dirt oval with a 6 1/2-furlong chute, and a seven-furlong turf course.

There are fifteen stakes races for the season featuring The Best of Ohio series on May 28, showcasing five $100,000 stakes.

Returning to Belterra Park is leading rider of the 2020 meet John McKee, and leading trainer Larry Smith looking to defend their titles. The jockey colony should be competitive with riders; Santiago Gonzalez, Sonny Leon, Joseph Ramos and the 6th leading rider in racing history, Perry Ouzts.

Trainers targeting the Belterra meet in addition to last year’s top trainer Larry Smith; Wesley Ward, Tim Hamm, Thomas Drury, James Chapman, Michael Evans II, and Ron Kahles who won at a 23% win clip last season. Belterra Park will have a 9% increase in purses to begin the 2021 racing season.

Belterra Park will be offering “drive-through” wagering for both the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby from 12:00 am – 6:00 pm. There will be five lanes open for wagering; cash only, and wagering on the Oaks and Derby only. There will be pre-wagering on Oaks day for the Derby the following day. Just follow the signs from Kellogg Ave to the garage area. The drive-through area will be for wagering only and you may return to cash tickets at your convenience beginning at 9:00 am May 2nd in the grandstand area.

There is a rich history of Thoroughbred racing action in the Cincinnati area. From the early 20s as Coney Island Race Course to historic River Downs. Belterra Park is proud to continue Ohio racing. Free parking and free admission daily.

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