Dayton Raceway gears up for 2023 meet

Dayton, OH — The 2023 racing season at Dayton Raceway is quickly approaching with the first card getting underway on Tuesday (Sept. 26) with post time at 4 p.m.

A total of 127 horses will compete over the course of 14 races.

Highlighting the opening card is a $13,000 conditioned trotting event where the 2-1 morning line favorite (leaving from post four) Simply Hill will seek her fourth win of the year after a runner-up finish in the Ohio Sire Stakes Consolation for 3-year-old trotting fillies. The daughter of What The Hill is owned by J P Racing for trainer Anette Lorentzon and driver Brett Miller.

The Tuesday opening card will also feature a $13,000 conditioned pace for fillies and mares. Hoofprintinthesand is the early 3-1 morning line favorite. She leaves from post five for trainer Jessica McCown and driver Cameron McCown. The 3-year-old daughter of Downbytheseaside will look to score her eighth win of the season after a successful tour of the Ohio Fair Circuit for owner Shawn Harville.

2022 leading trainer Jason Brewer will look to start his 2023 season on the right foot with four horses entered on the Tuesday opening card: Aquatica (race two), Obiwon Kobi (race three), Zavian (race eight) and Chikaboo (race 13).

Dayton Raceway’s 2023 racing season will feature 12 percent takeout rates for its Pick-5 wager and 15 percent takeout on its Pick-3 and Pick-4. The Super, High 5 and Pick-3, Pick-4, and Pick-5 will also feature a 100 percent carryover net pool into the next card of racing.

Saturday (Sept. 30) will feature Dayton Raceway’s premiere night as the track will host four Dayton Derby races for both male and female trotters and pacers. Each Dayton Derby event will compete for a purse of $250,000. Dayton Derby night will also feature Buckeye Stallion Series finals with each division contesting for $75,000.

Racing will contest five days a week at Dayton Raceway from Sept. 26 through Dec. 30 with post time at 4 p.m. Trackside seating is available to fans and patrons for an up close and interactive view.

Follow @HollywoodDayton on Twitter for all things racing this 2023 season at Dayton Raceway.

Opening night entries are available here.

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