CINCINATTI, Ohio-Belterra Park Cincinnati announced today the start of its 2019 racing season, set for April 26. Belterra Park will race every Thursday through Sunday until September 29. Post times are also changing this year from 1:20 p.m. daily to 12:35 p.m. daily.
“We are proud to be kicking off our fifth year of operation as Belterra Park, and our first as a part of Boyd Gaming,” said Chris Corrado, Vice President and General Manager of Belterra Park. “Thoroughbred racing is a central part of our history and we look forward to our meet every year.”
Belterra Park expects field sizes and purses to be among the strongest to date, including an approximate 10 percent increase to purses in each race. In 2018, the LA Times noted Belterra Park among the top 10 best tracks for field sizes.
Belterra Park also welcomes a new Racing Secretary this year -- Bill Couch, who was recently named to the role after approval from the Ohio State Racing Commission. Couch brings more than 30 years of experience to Belterra Park, having previously served in similar roles at Gulfstream Park, Thistledown and Delaware North.
“Bill’s extensive knowledge of the Ohio racing landscape is going to be a tremendous asset for us. He’s highly respected in the industry and we are lucky to have him,” Corrado added.
For the full racing schedule and promotions happening this year at Belterra Park, visit www.BelterraPark.com.
About Belterra Park Gaming
Belterra Park provides a best-in-market entertainment destination featuring live racing on a one-mile dirt track and the only turf track in Ohio, pari-mutuel wagering, 1,300 games and six dynamic restaurants that include relaxed dining options, a clubhouse called the River Downs Club, VIP Lounge, complimentary self and valet parking and more. Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.