Belterra Park Announces the Return of Live Racing
2021 live racing season to begin on April 29; Drive-through wagering to return for Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby on April 30 and May 1

CINCINNATI Belterra Park Cincinnati today announced the start of its 2021 live racing season, set to begin on Thursday, April 29. Belterra Park will host live races Tuesday through Friday from April 29 through Thursday, October 7 with first post times at 12:35 p.m.

The first day of live racing at Belterra Park will open with a live performance by celebrated Cincinnati artist Dixie Karas who will sing the national anthem on April 29.

Fans can attend races throughout the season for free, and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating will also be limited and capacity restrictions will be in place to allow for social distancing, in compliance with state directives.

Guests can also enjoy the races in the River Downs Club simulcast room, featuring 40 high-definition televisions, 16 self-service betting stations, seven teller betting stations and more. To make reservations, please call (513) 254-8418. Space is limited.

Belterra Park is also bringing back drive-through wagering for the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, April 30 and the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 1 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on each day (times subject to change). Race fans can conveniently place bets from their cars at the drive-through wagering site located at the Belterra Park garage. For added convenience, the property will expand the lanes to accommodate more cars, and guests will be able to cash their winning tickets at their convenience beginning Sunday, May 2, as tickets won’t expire.

The drive-through wagering site is cash-only and will only accept wagers for the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby. There will be no live races on these dates, but fans can still enjoy placing bets from their car and enjoy the races from home.

To access the drive-through wagering site, guests can follow directional signs on Kellogg Avenue to the garage.

For the full 2021 live racing schedule, please visit  

Since reopening, Belterra Park has practiced “Boyd Clean,” a set of comprehensive protocols aimed at protecting the health and safety of its team members and guests. These safety protocols include requiring team members and guests to wear facial coverings, practicing social distancing and more. For additional information on the Boyd Clean initiative, please visit

About Belterra Park Cincinnati

Belterra Park Cincinnati 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, multiple games and three dynamic restaurants that include relaxed dining options, a simulcast room called the River Downs Club, VIP Lounge, complimentary self and valet parking and more.  For more information visit, on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Belterra Park Cincinnati is a property of Boyd Gaming. Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 28 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