Second season of horse racing begins at Austintown racino

austintown, ohio horse racing begins season number two

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The second season of live horse racing began Friday at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Racecourse in Austintown.

A series of eight races began at 12:45 p.m., with 12 horses in each contest. Most races this year will have 10-12 horses in the field.

Track preparation begin early Friday morning ahead of practice runs that are held prior to the races.

High Hopes E Day won the first race as a 15-1 longshot, paying $35.40 to win.

Colonel Jordan led the field to the wire, winning the second race.

There are 13 barns on the property with more than 700 horses.

A daily purse of $90,000 will offered for the races. New this year is the Steel Valley Sprint on Nov. 23 with a purse of $200,000.

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