Columbus, OH – Live racing returns to Eldorado Scioto Downs Thursday, May 12 at 3:15 p.m. The first draw is now complete and of note is a new Pick-8 wager, starting in race 2.
The wager will have a guaranteed pool of $25,000, backed by a partnership between Scioto Downs and the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association.
“It is a unique wager that I don’t believe we have ever seen in harness racing,” said Gabe Prewitt, Caesar’s Director of Racing. “In a sport that routinely has a 40-plus percentage of winning favorites, the guarantee allows fans to have a shot at a home run score if they are successful.”
The $1 minimum wager with 15-percent takeout will have a 50-percent carryover net pool into the following day with a 50-percent consolation payout to best ticket.
The Superfecta, Super High Five, Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5, will continue to have 100-percent carryover net pool into the next race with that wager. The 20-cent Player’s Pick 5 has the lowest track takeout at 14 percent.
Opening day, with a 15-race program, will have a Pick 4 starting in races 1 and 10; the Pick 8 starting in race 2; a Pick 3 starting in races 3, 7 and 12 and a Super High Five in races 4, 9 and 15.
Free programs will be available for each live racing day the evening after scratch time here. Program pages will also be available for all qualifying cards.
The 90-day live racing season starting on Thursday, May 12 will continue through Saturday, Sept. 17. All live racing days will have a 3:15 p.m. first post. A complete racing schedule can be found here.
For more information on the facility and live racing season, visit the Eldorado Scioto Downs website.