Ohio Derby

Memories Drive Paolucci Back To West Virginia Derby

Ron Paolucci recognizes how fortunate he was to win West Virginia’s most lucrative horse race, the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic, in April with Imperative, a gelding he purchased privately just months before the race. But there’s something about a racetrack near the tip of West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle that means much more to Paolucci, […]

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‘A Great Work’ Puts Girvin In The Mix For Haskell Invitational

Multiple graded stakes winner Girvin put in his final official breeze this morning as he prepares for his next start in the 50th renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on July 30 at Monmouth Park. The 3-year-old colt by Tale of Ekati went to the track at Saratoga this morning and […]

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Irap Does It Again: Reddam’s Colt Annihilates Indiana Derby Field

Best known as the colt who broke his maiden in the G2 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, J. Paul Reddam’s Irap has now won back-to-back graded stakes, scoring in both the Ohio and Indiana Derbies. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow was forced wide all the way around the oval at Indiana Grand on Saturday night, […]

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Untrapped Looking To Take Down Irap In Saturday’s Indiana Derby

Trainer Steve Asmussen and owner Mike Langford are waiting for their 3-year-old colt Untrapped to come up with a signature victory. Saturday’s $500,000, Grade 2 Indiana Derby would be an excellent time. Untrapped won on his second attempt last November at Churchill Downs, but in six stakes appearances since, he has two seconds and pair of thirds. […]

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Irap Sorprende A Girvin En Final Fotográfico Del Ohio Derby

Irap, ganador del Blue Grass Stakes para los colores de J. Paul Reddam, remató cun fuerzas para colocar nariz de ventaja sobre Girvin, ganador del Louisiana Derby, y llevarse el Ohio Derby (G3, $500,000) en el hipódromo de Thistledown. El corpulento hijo de Tiznow, conducido por Julien Leparoux, estuvo colocado a unos cinco cuerpos de […]

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Irap Just Up To Defeat Girvin By A Nose In Ohio Derby

J. Paul Reddam’s Blue Grass Stakes winner Irap closed with long, grinding strides down the stretch to just get his nose in front of Louisiana Derby winner Girvin at the wire in Saturday’s G3, $500,000 Ohio Derby at Thistledown. The massive son of Tiznow, piloted by jockey Julien Leparoux, stayed within five lengths of the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Closing Out Royal Ascot

Closing out the end of the Royal Ascot meeting on Saturday, televised on NBC, the top contests are the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes and the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes. The Queen’s Dartmouth, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, will try to score Her Majesty back-to-back victories in the Hardwicke, while trainer Bill Mott’s Long On […]

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Asmussen Expecting ‘Sharp’ Effort From Untrapped In Ohio Derby

Third choice on the morning line at 9-2, Untrapped is one of four Kentucky Derby (G1) starters entered in Saturday’s $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at JACK Thistledown. Unplaced in the Kentucky Derby (G1), Untrapped earned his way to the Run for the Roses with runner-up finishes in the LeComte (G3) and Risen Star (G2) stakes […]

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Girvin Busca Retomar La Ruta Ganadora El Sabado En El Ohio Derby

Luego de una desafortunada actuación en el Kentucky Derby (G1), Girvin regresa a la acción el sábado 24 en el Ohio Derby (G3, $500,000) ante ocho rivales, incluidos otros tres participantes de la carrera de las Rosas. El Ohio Derby será la carrera central del programa de Thistledown. El hijo de Tale of Ekati que […]

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Desormeaux ‘Over The Moon’ With Ohio Derby Starter Sorry Erik

The 83rd running of the $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) Saturday at JACK Thistledown Racino drew nine 3-year-olds, and Sorry Erik will break right from the middle of the field. Trainer Keith Desormeaux had liked Sorry Erik since spotting him in the Del Mar paddock in his 2-year-old season. When the colt became available to claim […]

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