Raceway Park (Ohio)
|Owned by||Penn National Gaming|
Champion of Champions
Raceway Park is a horse racing track in Toledo, Ohio United States which currently hosts harness racing. Established in 1959 Raceway Park originally hosted car racing and thoroughbred racing. It is owned by Penn National Gaming.
Known for weekend live harness racing including Ohio Sire Stakes and Buckeye-Wolverine Pace. The Buckeye-Wolverine Pace took place every year until ending recently. The race once successfully predicted the outcome of the rival Ohio-Michigan football game with 75% accuracy.
Move to Dayton
In 2011, Governor John Kasich agreed to allow video lottery terminals at Ohio's seven racetracks. To avoid having Raceway Park compete with its own Hollywood Casino Toledo, Penn National has sought and obtained state approval to move Raceway Park to Dayton. The move should be complete by the Spring of 2014.
- Ohio State Racing Commission: Ohio Sire Stakes (2010). Website. Retrieved April 5, 2011 from http://www.racing.ohio.gov/
- Raceway Park: About Us. (n.d.). Website. Retrieved April 4, 2011, from http://racewayparktoledo.com/about_us.php
- HorseRacing.com: Raceway Park (n.d.). Website. Retrieved April 11, 2011, from http://www.horseracing.com/tracks/ohio/raceway-park/
- Provance, Jim (June 17, 2011). "2 casinos to pay $110M more in tax". The Blade (Toledo). Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- Davis, Dave (March 16, 2012). "Penn National Gaming gets Ohio Gov. John Kasich's OK to move horse tracks to Dayton, Austintown". The Plain Dealer (Cleveland). Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- Official racetrack webpage
- Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association
- The Toledo Convention & Visitor's Bureau