Ohio Derby

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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Grade 1 Winner Girvin Returns In Lone Star’s Sexton Mile

Girvin, winner of the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational last July, will return to racing in the Grade 3, $200k Sexton Mile at Lone Star Park on Sunday, May 6. “He is training great,” said owner Brad Grady who attended the races at Lone Star Park Thursday. “He had some great workouts at Keeneland. […]

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Mo Tom Retired To Stud In Louisiana

GMB Racing’s Mo Tom has officially been retired from racing, reports bloodhorse.com. The 5-year-old son of Uncle Mo will stand at Jay Adcock’s Red River Farm in Louisiana in 2018. “Mo Tom has had a nice racing career. Even though he suffered through some tough trips and a few injuries, he was still able to make nearly $700,000 […]

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Irap ‘Hanging Tough’ After Surgery; Veterinarian ‘Happy With Irap’s Progress’

Irap is on the road to recovery after his Sept. 25 surgery at the New Bolton Center to repair fractures to his left front sesamoids suffered in finishing a valiant second in the G1 Pennsylvania Derby. Trainer Doug O’Neill told drf.com that the sophomore son of Tiznow has had “ups and downs” since the surgical repair, […]

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