Ohio Derby

Will Numbers Add Up For Math Wizard In Saturday’s Ohio Derby?

Math Wizard will break from the rail in Saturday’s Grade 3 Ohio Derby at JACK Thistledown Racino in North Randall, Ohio, but his biggest break came in January, when trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. claimed him for $25,000 out of a race at Gulfstream Park in Florida. Math Wizard debuted in a maiden special weight at […]

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Equibase Analysis: Which Sophomore Takes The Next Step In Ohio Derby?

The Grade 3, $500,000 Ohio Derby consists of a field of seven, three of which appear bent on getting the lead at any cost and another who appears in over his head. The first group starts with of Parx Spring Derby winner Bethlehem Road, who is undefeated in three races to date and who has […]

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Next Start Still Undetermined For Preakness Runner Alwaysmining

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining exited his first work since the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18 in good order, as his connections continue to examine their options for the multiple stakes winner’s next start. Trainer Kelly Rubley, who won Sunday’s fifth race at Laurel Park with Gunpowder Farms’ homebred Boundary Pass ($4.60), said she was pleased […]

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Preakness Third Owendale To Skip Belmont; May Point To Ohio Derby

Rupp Racing’s Owendale, a rallying third in the G1 Preakness, will skip the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 8. Trainer Brad Cox said the Into Mischief bay, who captured the Grade 3 Lexington at Keeneland in April, could consider the 85th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Ohio Derby slated for […]

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Global Campaign’s Peter Pan Win Could Put ‘Talented Horse’ In Belmont Mix

Sagamore Farm and WinStar Farm’s Global Campaign is doing well following his 1 ¼-length win in Saturday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Peter Pan for 3-year-olds, trainer Stanley Hough said Sunday morning. Making just his fourth career start, the Curlin colt appeared to clip heels at one point during the Peter Pan, though his conditioner said Global […]

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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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