Harness racing debuts Friday at MV Raceway

Harness racing debuts at the Miami Valley Raceway in Lebanon.  (Photo/Miami Valley Raceway)
Harness racing debuts at the Miami Valley Raceway in Lebanon. (Photo/Miami Valley Raceway)

LEBANON, Ohio (WDTN) – Harness racing is back in Warren County.

The Miami Valley Raceway will debut harness racing Friday night at 6:30 p.m.

The new raceway includes a 5/8 mile track and an indoor grandstand that seats 1,000 people.

Miami Valley Raceway will give away free, collectable programs for the grand opening.

“We’re thrilled to continue the great tradition of harness horse racing in the Lebanon area at this beautiful new venue,” said Jim Simms, president and general manager of Miami Valley Gaming and Miami Valley Raceway. “Harness racing has been a part of the Warren County community for more than 60 years and breeding is a part of the rich heritage and economy of this region. We’re proud to be part of that history and part of the resurgence of the sport that provides more than 16,000 jobs in the state.”

Fans can also play on the 1,600 video lottery terminals.

More than 60 days of racing are planned through May.

 

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