03/10/2015 10:13AM

Mahoning Valley to hold stakes race for 3-year-old fillies

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Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown, Ohio, has added a six-furlong, $75,000 stakes race for 3-year-old fillies to its stakes schedule. The Austintown Filly Sprint will be run Saturday, April 18.

“With the overall improvement of the racing quality in Ohio and surrounding racing jurisdictions, we felt this event will offer horsemen an appealing opportunity for some of the up-and-coming young fillies in training in the Midwest,” Mahoning Valley racing secretary Ed Vomacka said in a statement.

Nominations for the race will close April 8.

Mahoning Valley races Mondays through Wednesdays and Saturdays, with first post at 12:45 p.m. Eastern.