Ohio Derby

Owendale ‘On Top Of His Game’ For Expected Travers Start

Trainer Brad Cox indicated this morning that Rupp Racing’s Owendale is on target for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers after his four-furlong workout over the Churchill Downs surface that went in 48.80 seconds on Saturday. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief will arrive at Saratoga on Tuesday, and will gallop over the track […]

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Owendale ‘Continuing To Move In The Right Direction’ For Travers Start

Rupp Racing’s multiple Grade 3-winner Owendale will look to make his next in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers at Saratoga, trainer Brad Cox said. The Into Mischief bay, who captured the Grade 3 Lexington at Keeneland in April ahead of a rallying third in the Grade 1 Preakness, captured the Grade 3, $500,000 […]

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‘Stronger, Faster’ Owendale Could Target Haskell, Travers

This weekend’s Ohio Derby winner Owendale, previously third in the G1 Preakness Stakes, will return to Grade 1 company for his next start, reports bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old’s potential targets include the Haskell (July 20 at Monmouth), the Travers (Aug. 24 at Saratoga), and/or the Pennsylvania Derby (Sept. 21 at Parx), according to trainer Brad Cox. […]

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Scratched From Ohio Derby, Global Campaign To Aim For Jim Dandy

Global Campaign was unable to contest last weekend’s Ohio Derby due to a quarter crack, but according to horseracingnation.com the talented 3-year-old son of Curlin is being aimed at a start in the July 27 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga instead. “The main thing is, he’s already proven he’s a nice horse,” said co-owner Sagamore […]

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$25,000 Claim, Ohio Derby Runner-Up Math Wizard ‘Improving Every Race’

Jockey Edgard Zayas was back at Gulfstream Park with a full book of mounts Sunday, less than 24 hours after he rode ex-claimer Math Wizard to a second-place finish behind Owendale in the $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown in North Randall, Ohio. Both Zayas, a nine-time graded-stakes winner with 1,363 career victories, and Math […]

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Owendale Delivers As 1-2 Favorite In Ohio Derby

Rupp Racing’s Owendale, most recently third in the G1 Preakness Stakes, returned to earn his second graded stakes triumph in Saturday’s G3 Ohio Derby at Thistledown. The 1-2 favorite had to work harder than his odds might have suggested, but Owendale and Florent Geroux were able to turn back 5-1 chance Math Wizard by a […]

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Weekend Lineup: Royal Ascot, United Nations

This weekend features the conclusion of the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting as well as top-level action stateside at Monmouth Park with the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes. Though not a graded stakes, the 120,000-added Roxelana Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs boasts a field overflowing in quality as Grade 1 winner Mia Mischief faces off against […]

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Paolucci Hoping For Initial Ohio Derby Success At Track He Calls ‘Our House’

Ron Paolucci has been JACK Thistledown Racino’s leading owner every year since 2013 and has won numerous Ohio stakes with horses such as Mo Dont No and Proper Discretion. With partners he has campaigned such graded stakes winners as Ria Antonia and Imperative. One race he has yet to win, however, is the Grade 3 […]

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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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