Ohio Derby

Lone Sailor Will Try To Take Advantage Of ‘Pace Set-Up’ In Haskell

The time-tested axiom that pace makes the race is precisely the reason that trainer Tom Amoss announced today that he has decided to send Lone Sailor – runner-up in the Ohio Derby and the Louisiana Derby – to Sunday’s betfair.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, bringing the field to six for the track’s signature race. Amoss was looking […]

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‘Chance Of A Lifetime’: Core Beliefs Headed To Haskell Invitational

As much as trainer Peter Eurton would have liked to have found a softer spot as the next start for Ohio Derby winner Core Beliefs, owner Gary Broad had other ideas. So Eurton announced today that the colt is heading East for the betfair.com Haskell Invitational on July 29 at Monmouth Park, joining a field that is headlined by Kentucky Derby […]

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Core Beliefs Noses Out Lone Sailor In Ohio Derby

West Coast-based Core Beliefs held on in a very tight photo finish to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Ohio Derby over 7-5 favorite Lone Sailor. Gary Broad’s 3-year-old son of Quality Road was co-second choice in the wagering at 5-2 in the Thistledown highlight, completing nine furlongs over the fast main track in 1:51.08. Trained by […]

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Weekend Lineup: Royal Ascot

The international racing scene will be highlighted on Saturday by the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, in which defending champion The Tin Man takes on talented Harry Angel. In North America, the Ohio Derby features several of this year’s Kentucky Derby runners, including Flameaway and Lone Sailor. The 12-horse field will take […]

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Servis On Ohio Derby Contender Diamond King: ‘We Know He Can Get The Distance’

Several of the dozen 3 year olds who will line up for Saturday’s $500,000 Ohio Derby (Grade 3) at JACK Thistledown Racino have already run at the race’s 1 1/8-mile distance. A few—those who tried the Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes—have run longer without hitting the board. Only one, Diamond King, has a win at […]

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Owner Ron Paolucci Looks For Elusive Ohio Derby Win With Pair Of Contenders

Racing as Loooch Racing Stables, Ron Paolucci has dominated the owner standings at JACK Thistledown Racino in recent years and has campaigned horses on the national stage as well. One dream at his hometown track has yet to be realized, though: adding the Ohio Derby (G3) trophy to his collection. His chances in Saturday’s 84th running will […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Might Pull Off Ohio Derby Upset?

The 84th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Ohio Derby at Thistledown pits a pair of off-the-board Kentucky Derby finishers in Lone Sailor (8th) and Flameaway (13th) against 10 others in race with a number of horses bound to contend for the early lead, perhaps at any cost. Last Drop of Wine stretches out from […]

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Lone Sailor Has Connections Hoping For Repeat In Ohio Derby

G M B Racing and trainer Tom Amoss won the Grade 3 Ohio Derby at JACK Thistledown Racino two years ago with Mo Tom and hope to win again this year with Lone Sailor, but the waters get deeper for Saturday’s 84th running. The race regained its graded status last year and the field reflects the change. Third in the […]

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Flameaway, Lone Sailor Top Dozen Entries For Saturday’s Ohio Derby

Kentucky Derby contenders Flameaway and Lone Sailor head a field of 12 entered for Saturday’s $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at JACK Thistledown Racino. Now in its 84th year, the race is Ohio’s richest and only graded stakes event and launches the summer season for 3-year-olds in search of graded wins. Trainer Mark Casse and owner John Oxley […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Producer Air France Dies At 19

Mount Joy Stable’s Air France, the dam of multiple graded stakes winning millionaire Smooth Air, as well as grade two winner Overdriven; was humanely euthanized May 2 due to complications from foaling. She was 19. Air France’s newborn colt by Bernardini is in good health and has been transferred to a nurse mare at Pope […]

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