Thistledown

$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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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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Almost A Century Old, Thistledown Set For 100-Day Meet

JACK Thistledown Racino kicks off its 2019 racing season Monday, April 29. This will be the first of 100 days of live Thoroughbred racing at the historic Cleveland-area track that first opened its gates in 1925. Director of Racing Operations Patrick Ellsworth will card eight races each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday through Oct. 19. […]

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Arkansas-Bred Dutch Parrot Takes Aim On Earnings Record

Two-time Oaklawn winner Dutch Parrot has earned more money each year since her racing career began in 2016. Another bump in 2019 would guarantee history for the 4-year-old daughter of Eskendereya, bred and owned by John Ed Anthony of Hot Springs. Dutch Parrot needs $114,939 to become the all-time leading female Arkansas-bred money winner, according […]

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Altimisso Dominates Best Of Ohio Sprint By Nine Lengths

The baton passed in the Ohio sprint division Saturday at JACK Thistledown Racino as Altimisso shrugged off a blistering pace duel and drew away to dominate the $150,000 Best of Ohio Sprint by nine lengths over ​Coincidentally. Five-time Ohio Sprint champion Rivers Run Deep was a farther half-length back in third on the sloppy track. […]

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Mobil Solution Wins Catlaunch Stakes Honoring Beloved Ohio-Bred Millionaire

Saturday’s $75,000 Catlaunch Stakes at JACK Thistledown featured a competitive field of eight of the Buckeye State’s finest Accredited foals, 3-year-olds and up, honoring the memory of one of the best Ohio-breds to ever look through a bridle. The Catlaunch, now in its fifth season, is a one and one-sixteenth mile test set at Thistledown […]

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Firsthand Justice Is First Winner For Tidal Volume

Firsthand Justice scored a rallying 3/4-length win on Tuesday in a Thistledown maiden special weight to become the first winner for his sire, Tidal Volume. Firsthand Justice, a chestnut gelding, completed the six-furlong race in 1:14 over a fast track under jockey Luis Quinonez. The gelding is owned by Sheltowee Farm, trained by Michael Evans […]

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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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