Live Racing
Racing Promotion

2016 Live Racing

67th Anniversary of Live Racing. Beginning June 12th through September 5th. Racing Sundays, Mondays, (except July 4th), Thursdays and Fridays. Post Time is 7:20pm.

Sunday, June 12th
Opening Day

T-shirt Giveaway, Selfie Station, Sketch Artist 6:30pm-10pm.

Saturday, June 18th
Salute To Our Armed Forces

Outside on the Racetrack Pavers. Starting at 7pm. Live in Concert: The Stickers featuring their hit song, Countrified. The Thunderbirds, Sky-Divers, Appearance by Mascot Lucky U, Face Painting, Magician, Giveaways, Post 166 Color Guard Demonstration, American Legion Bike Riders.


Admission and Parking at Ocean Downs are free.


Harness Tracks of America and David Snyder, President of International Sound Corporation, are pleased to announce the renewal of the Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The annual program offers $15,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education to daughters and sons of licensed trainers, drivers, caretakers, management personnel, or young people themselves who are actively engaged in the harness racing industry.  Three $5,000 grants are customarily awarded every year.

Interested candidates can retrieve brief instructions and an official application form at, or by contacting Scholarship Committee Coordinator Heather McColloch, [], c/o Northfield Park, 10705 Northfield Road, Northfield, OH 44067, 330-467-4101, ext. 2204.  Deadline for application submissions is July 2, 2016.

Since being inaugurated in 1973 by the late HTA Executive Vice President Stan Bergstein, 211 grants totaling $793,950 have been awarded to 144 college and advanced degree students.  The Snyder Family and International Sound, providers of racetrack and sport facility video, graphics and audio services to over 100 U.S. and international clients, have been the primary benefactors of the fund.  Patriarch Harold Snyder, who died at 91 last year, started his career as a television repairman, founding ISC in 1959 with his wife and surviving widow, Marcia. Today, the business is the largest of its kind in the racing industry.

Contact Information:
Heather McColloch 
c/o Northfield Park
330-467-4101, ext. 2204      


Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Must be 18 years of age to wager on horse racing

Holiday Closings

Ocean Downs is closed for Simulcast Racing on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. Ocean Downs Casino Floor is open on both Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.


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Ocean Downs Racing Mutuel Tellers having fun on Breeders Cup Day and Halloween on Saturday, October 31st, 2015.

Harness Racing FanZone

Click here to view 200 Years of Horse Racing Video in Five Minutes.


General Inquiries

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Horse Racing in Maryland

Click to view Thoroughbred Racing at Laurel & Pimlico

Rosecroft Raceway:

Click to view official Rosecroft Raceway website.

Video Link to Maryland Harness Racing
Click above link to view Maryland Harness Racing Video





Saturday, June 11th
The Belmont Stakes
Final Leg of The Triple Crown

Food & Drink Specials, Slot Dollar Drawings & Prize Giveaways, Appearance by Mascot Lucky U, Live Entertainment on the Racing Pavers, Tear the Roof Off, 1pm-5pm, races will be shown on the Jumbotron on the Racing Apron and in Simulcast. Indoor & Outdoor Betting Windows will be open.

Belmont Stakes: Sat, June 11th


In accordance with Maryland State Law, Ocean Downs is a non-smoking facility.

How To Bet

Click here to view "How to Bet on the Ponies at Ocean Downs".

2015 Racing Under Saddle
Exhibition Race

Click here to view video of July, 10th 2015 exhibition race at Casino at Ocean Downs.


Trick Rider's Entertain at Ocean Downs




The USTA's Internet-based computer database is your source for complete and official data on Standardbred racing, breeding, and data on the individuals who drive, train, own, and breed Standardbreds.

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Condition Sheets at USTA.

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Bobby Z's

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