Trainer Chris Beaver endured the hard times in Ohio, when you could win a race and barely have enough money to fill your tank for the ride home. He was forced to move a portion of his stable to Ontario to get by, but getting by is no longer a problem in the Buckeye State. Ohio racing has exploded with the advent of gaming at the state’s racetracks, and never has that fact been more evident than it will be tonight at Scioto Downs.
The card consists of 17 races, 10 of them stakes. The stakes will go for a combined $2,125,000 and Beaver figures to take home a big slice of that pie as he will send out heavy favorites Kestrel and Kanthaka in $225,000 Ohio sire stakes championship events. The card also includes two open stakes, the $100,000 Sam Chip Noble Memorial and the $225,000 Jim Ewart Memorial.