Northfield Park, Ohio’s premier racetrack in pari-mutuel handle, both on-track and export, is offering live harness racing four nights a week to start the 2018 racing year. January through September racing is scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. The exceptions to this schedule are the addition of two Sundays, May 27 and September 2. There is no live racing on Memorial Day or Labor Day Mondays.
Beginning in October Northfield adds Sunday evenings and will race five nights a week until the end of the ear. Thursday (December 27) will replace Christmas Eve Monday, while Friday (December 21) will replace racing on Christmas Tuesday.
Northfield Park’s marquee racing events are as follows: $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie Saturday, June 2; $175,000 Cleveland Trotting Classic Saturday, June 30; $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial and $50,000 Myron Charna President’s Pace Saturday, August 11; and $125,000 Courageous Lady Saturday, October 13.
The $125,000 (est.) Summit County Fair Stakes, featuring many of Ohio’s best freshman and sophomore trotters and pacers, will be held on Saturday, July 28. $60,000 four-and-up Ohio Sires Stake Finals will be raced on Saturday, October 6. The Flying Turns will host eight $60,000 divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes Consolations on Saturday, October 13 (Courageous Lady Night).
Each of the 221 live racing nights carries a first race post time of 6:00 p.m. Northfield Park is open daily from noon until after midnight for simulcasting action from tracks across the United States, Canada and Australia.