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ABOUT BEULAH PARK: Founded in 1923, Beulah Park holds the distinction as being Ohio’s first original racetrack. Live Thoroughbred racing is held from October to May each year, with summer events that include concerts, fairs, and fireworks. Simulcast wagering from the nation's top race tracks are also available October to May. There are entertainment venues at the park that make it an ideal location for group events such as weddings and corporate meetings. Located just seven miles southwest of Columbus, OH, in Grove City, Beulah Park has a rich history for the horse racing enthusiast.

Beulah Park’s  Fortune Six Again Produces
Record Payout January 30, 2007




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July 1, 2009
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Grove City Hot Air Balloon Festival Expands to Three Days!
Grove City’s Balloons & Tunes
August 21-23, 2009


Grove City, Ohio (July 1, 2009) – The City of Grove City’s Balloons & Tunes Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival is extended to a three-day event this year from Friday-Sunday, Aug. 21-23, 2009 at Beulah Park located on 3811 Southwest Blvd, Grove City, Ohio 43123.

More than 30 hot air balloons will be featured, accompanied by family activities, children’s area and inflatables, vendors, artisans, food, a mix entertainment for all ages, a wide variety of concessions and more. No tailgating or coolers permitted.

Friday: Gates open 3 p.m., hot air balloon ascension (approximately 6 p.m.) and balloon glow at dusk! Music by Kiss & AC/DC tribute bands. Hours: 3 – 10 p.m.

Saturday: Morning and evening hot air balloon ascensions and balloon glow at dusk! Afternoon concert and Parrot Head party by the Landsharks –an Jimmy Buffett tribute band and an evening performance by the Blues Brothers. Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday: Morning and evening hot air balloon ascensions. Local bands will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and provide musical entertainment throughout the day. Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

There is a $5 fee for parking and gate admission. Children 3 and under free.

We are accepting applications for business and merchandise vendors, musical entertainment and event sponsors! Call (614) 871-9600 ext. 1242 or visit www.beulahpark.com or www.grovecityohio.gov




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May 14, 2009
For more information,
please contact Media/Public Relations:
Jessica Hamlin (440) 503-5377

Traditional Mexican Rodeo & Music Series Comes to Beulah Park

Grove City, Ohio (May 14, 2009) - It’s a horse of a different breed that will be featured on Beulah Park’s trackside. A traditional Mexican Rodeo and concert will be held in front of the grandstand from 3 pm until approximately 9 pm this Sunday, May 17th.
Rodeo goers will be able to enjoy music from La Dinastia, flying from Mexico to Columbus specifically for this event. Other musical highlights include Federico Villa, Banda Rena Del Pueblo and Grupo La Imagen.
Traditional foods, beverages and concessions will be available.
This is the first event of a tentative Rodeo & Music series. Future dates are June 7 & 20 and July 25.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Children 10 and under are free. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Gates open 2 pm. For ticket purchase locations, please call 626-1332.

This will be a great b-roll and photo journalist opportunity, all members of media are encouraged to attend and enjoy the sights and sounds of this community event.

ABOUT BEULAH PARK: Built in 1923, Beulah Park is Ohio’s first Thoroughbred racetrack. Live Thoroughbred racing is held from October to May each year, with summer events including the $50,000 Beulah Mile, an AMA motorcycle flat track event on August 16, 2009, Balloons & Tunes a three-day hot air balloon and music festival held August 21-23, 2009 and Fourth of July fireworks. Simulcast wagering from the nation's top race tracks is available all day and late night during the live racing season opening mid-October. The picturesque setting and entertainment venues at the park make Beulah an ideal location for group events such as weddings and corporate meetings. Located just seven miles southwest of Columbus, OH, in Grove City, Beulah Park has a rich history for the horse racing enthusiast. More information is available at beulahpark.com.



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FOR IMMEDIATE USE
April 14, 2009
For more information,
please contact Media/Public Relations:
Jessican Hamlin 614.871.9600 ext 1304
Mobile (440) 503-5377


The Central Ohio Chili Festival Grows in 2009

Grove City, Ohio (April 16, 2009) – There’s no beans about it, the Central Ohio Chili Festival is going to be HOT! Beulah Park hosts the ICS sanctioned Texas-style (no beans) chili cook-off to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio this Saturday, April 18th.

Over 40 regional cooks will compete Saturday in three categories including Red Chili, Chili Verde and Salsa. Winners of Beulah Park’s competition automatically qualify for the World competition in Omaha to compete for $30,000. Columbus’ own Tom Hoover won the International Chili Society’s World Championship for his ‘Happy Trails’ salsa. And he’s back this year to defend!

Other Participating World Champions include:
Jim Weller - 2000 World Champion Red ; Kimberly Mallory - 2007 Verde;
Lauren Ray - 2008 Reigning World's Verde Champion

Patrons can taste the chili and cast a vote for the People’s Choice award. Proceeds for People’s Choice samples benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio. A $5 donation gets patrons a wristband, spoon and People’s Choice voting tickets to try all the chili they can!

Parking is $1 and admission is $2 for adults which will fund additional support of the Epilepsy Foundation. Gates open at 11 a.m., judging starts at 12:30 p.m. Come Hungry! This will also be one of the last days of LIVE! Thoroughbred racing for Beulah until the new meet in Mid October, 2009.

Best B-Roll opportunities will be approximately 1:45 p.m.

ABOUT BEULAH PARK: Built in 1923, Beulah Park is Ohio’s first Thoroughbred racetrack. Live Thoroughbred racing is held from October to May each year, with summer events including the $50,000 Beulah Mile, an AMA motorcycle flat track even on August 16, 2009, Balloons & Tunes a 3 day hot air balloon and music festival held August 21-23, 2009 and Fourth of July fireworks. Simulcast wagering from the nation's top race tracks is available all day and late night during the live racing season. The picturesque setting and entertainment venues at the park make Beulah an ideal location for group events such as wedding and corporate meetings. Located just seven miles southwest of Columbus, OH, in Grove City, Beulah Park has a rich history for the horse racing enthusiast. More information is available at beulahpark.com.



NO BEANS ABOUT IT!


FOR IMMEDIATE USE
April 14, 2009
For more information,
please contact Media/Public Relations:
Jessican Hamlin 614.871.9600 ext 1304
Mobile (440) 503-5377


The Central Ohio Chili Festival Grows in 2009

Grove City, Ohio (April 16, 2009) – There’s no beans about it, the Central Ohio Chili Festival is going to be HOT! Beulah Park hosts the ICS sanctioned Texas-style (no beans) chili cook-off to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio this Saturday, April 18th.

Over 40 regional cooks will compete Saturday in three categories including Red Chili, Chili Verde and Salsa. Winners of Beulah Park’s competition automatically qualify for the World competition in Omaha to compete for $30,000. Columbus’ own Tom Hoover won the International Chili Society’s World Championship for his ‘Happy Trails’ salsa. And he’s back this year to defend!

Other Participating World Champions include:
Jim Weller - 2000 World Champion Red ; Kimberly Mallory - 2007 Verde;
Lauren Ray - 2008 Reigning World's Verde Champion

Patrons can taste the chili and cast a vote for the People’s Choice award. Proceeds for People’s Choice samples benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio. A $5 donation gets patrons a wristband, spoon and People’s Choice voting tickets to try all the chili they can!

Parking is $1 and admission is $2 for adults which will fund additional support of the Epilepsy Foundation. Gates open at 11 a.m., judging starts at 12:30 p.m. Come Hungry! This will also be one of the last days of LIVE! Thoroughbred racing for Beulah until the new meet in Mid October, 2009.

Best B-Roll opportunities will be approximately 1:45 p.m.

ABOUT BEULAH PARK: Built in 1923, Beulah Park is Ohio’s first Thoroughbred racetrack. Live Thoroughbred racing is held from October to May each year, with summer events including the $50,000 Beulah Mile, an AMA motorcycle flat track even on August 16, 2009, Balloons & Tunes a 3 day hot air balloon and music festival held August 21-23, 2009 and Fourth of July fireworks. Simulcast wagering from the nation's top race tracks is available all day and late night during the live racing season. The picturesque setting and entertainment venues at the park make Beulah an ideal location for group events such as wedding and corporate meetings. Located just seven miles southwest of Columbus, OH, in Grove City, Beulah Park has a rich history for the horse racing enthusiast. More information is available at beulahpark.com.



Brother Terry wins $50,000 Howard B. Noonan Stakes at Beulah Park


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April 11, 2009


BROTHER TERRY REMAINS UNBEATEN AT BEULAH AFTER IMPRESSIVE VICTORY IN NOONAN STAKES

Charles Braden’s Brother Terry grabbed the lead front the onset and repelled all challengers in winning the $50,000 Howard B. Noonan Stakes at Beulah Park on Saturday. Ten 3-year-old Ohio-bred runners dueled as Brother Terry surged to the lead with Mr. Shoe Fly Pie and Runningforspeight chasing from second and third. Turning into the lane Runningforspeight made a bid for the lead only to be rebuffed by Brother Terry as they neared the final furlong. Edging away to a length score, Brother Terry dashed the six furlongs over the fast track in a swift 1:10 2/5.

Ridden by Edgar Paucar for trainer Donn Rowe, Brother Terry returned $7.80, $3.80 and $2.60. This marked the second consecutive victory over the Beulah oval for Brother Terry who romped in the Ohio Freshmen stakes back in the October. His career earning now surpass $64,000. Runningforspeight finished willing for second and paid $3.60 and $2.80. Mr. Shoe Fly Pie dropped back to third and had a show payoff of $5.80.

Live racing returns to Beulah Park on Monday with nine live races. Beulah Park currently races four days a week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. First post time each day is 1:15P.M. Starting April, 20th Beulah Park will race three days a week Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. First post time on Mondays and Saturdays will be 1:15P.M.while post time on Tuesdays will be 2:00P.M. There were no winners of the Fortune 6 jackpot on Saturday. Monday’s carryover is $32,564 with an estimated pool of $40,000



Slides Choice wins $50,000 Royal North Stakes at Beulah Park


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March 28, 2009


STATE CHAMP SLIDES CHOICE STORMS TO VICTORY IN THE ROYAL NORTH AT BEULAH

Mary Crawford and Gerald Brown’s Slides Choice chased the pacesetters before surging into contention to take home the top prize in the $50,000 Royal North Stakes at Beulah Park on Saturday. Nine Ohio-bred three-year-old fillies dueled as Outlaw Lover sprinted to the front pressed by S R Four Queens and Yankee Cruz from second and third. Turning for home the leaders began to fade as Yankee Cruz and Slides Choice kicked on for home. Edging her foe in the final 40 yards, Slides Choice came home a ¾ of a length winner. The running time for the six furlongs over the fast track was 1:12.

Competing exclusively in Stakes Company, Slides Choice has improved her record to 3 for 4 lifetime with career earning of 104,100. The daughter of Devil His Due out of the Binalong mare Slide Along was named 2-year-old filly champion in the state of Ohio for 2008.

Ridden for the first time by Cesar Camaque for trainer Tim Hamm, Slides Choice paid $5.40, $2.60 and $2.20 as the favorite in the wagering. Yankee Cruz dug in strongly for second and returned $3.60 and $3.00. S R Four Queens faded to third and had a show payoff of $3.80.

Live racing returns to Beulah Park on Monday with nine live races. There were no winners of the Fortune 6 jackpot on Saturday. Monday’s carryover is $6,746.20 with an estimated pool of $9,000. First post time is 1:15P.M. ET



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January 30, 2007
For more information, contact McKay Smith
614-871-9600 x1306

Beulah Park’s Fortune Six Again Produces Record Payout

GROVE CITY, OH – The Fortune 6 at Beulah Park paid $364,589.50 on Tuesday, January 30, 2007, making it the second time that the Fortune Six has recorded the single largest payout in United States history for a wager with a base unit of less than a dollar. The previous high payout for the Fortune Six was $179,072.40, which was hit on March 21, 2006.

Introduced in January, 2006, the Fortune Six is a 25-cent base unit Pick 6 wager with a carryover jackpot component.  In order to win the jackpot, there must be one unique combination with all six winning horses.  Should there not be a single winning combination, 60 percent of the Fortune Six pool, minus takeout, is carried-over to the next live racecard, with the remaining 40 percent returned to those individuals selecting the most winners.  The wager had a carryover for 32 consecutive racing days before being hit today.  The lone winning ticket for today’s card contained the winning combination of 6-2-5-4-2-5 in races three through eight.  Winning $2 mutuel prices for the winning horses, in race order, were $17.80, $27.40, $19.00, $16.40, $21.60 and $35.20.  The winning combination was purchased online at Xpressbet.  The total cost of the winning ticket was $12,250.

The carryover entering Tuesday’s card was $301,885.78.  A total of $80,908 was wagered additionally into the pool on Tuesday.

The Fortune Six will begin again tomorrow, Wednesday, January 31, Beulah Park’s next day of live racing, with a guaranteed jackpot payout of $5,000.  The Fortune Six always begins with the third race of Beulah Park’s racecard.  First post time is 1:15 p.m. ET.

While the Fortune Six is a national wager, not all outlets that offer Beulah Park’s simulcast also allow wagering on the Fortune Six.  Patrons are encouraged to contact their local wagering outlet and Beulah Park concerning the wager if it is not carried in their local area.
 

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