Updated on 09/16/2011 7:42AM

Beulah Park


GROVE CITY, Ohio - Track maintenance crews grated the racing surface here during the off days last week and the result was a fair racing surface this weekend at Beulah Park.

The previous weekend, which opened the 69-day winter-spring meeting, the racing surface was very deep and produced slow times and a pronounced wide-rally bias.

Racing is being conducted on a Friday through Sunday basis here in January. Tuesdays will be added to the schedule in February and Thursdays will be added in March. The meet runs through Kentucky Derby Day on May 4.

* Ohio newcomer Huber Villa-Gomez has made an immediate impact in the jockey standings at Beulah Park. A 25-year-old native of Peru, he has recorded seven wins in the first six days of racing here, good for second in the standings, one victory behind Jorge Guerra who leads. Marco Ccamaque is a close third with six wins to his credit. Villa-Gomez is riding at Beulah Park for the first time after spending the past several years on the south Florida circuit.