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Calumet’s Oxy Lady Surprises At 36-1 In Tempted

Calumet Farm’s Oxy Lady, the longest shot on the board at 36-1, utilized a perfect trip from Declan Cannon to provide trainer Jack Sisterson with his first career stakes win in Friday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Tempted at Aqueduct Racetrack. The bay daughter of Oxbow, racing through foggy conditions with blinkers on for the first time, […]

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Jockey Perry Ouzts Celebrates 7,000 Career Victories

64-year-old jockey Perry Ouzts picked up a mount in Friday’s third race at Belterra Park to earn his 7,000th career victory, just the ninth rider to do so in North America. Ouzts rode Emmy’s Candy for trainer Gary Patrick in the hallmark triumph. Ouzts still starts four or five mornings a week galloping and breezing […]

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Former McGaughey Assistant Patterson Saddles First Winner At Belterra Park

Jennifer Patterson saddled her first winner as a trainer on Thursday when Harry T. Rosenblum’s Sport’s Story won the eighth race at Belterra Park. Patterson, a former assistant trainer and exercise rider for Claude R. “Shug” McGaughey III and Victoria H. Oliver, is a graduate of Gettysburg College. It was the fifth career start for […]

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‘Scary’ Morning Incident At Belterra Park Brings Safety Protocols Into Question

On June 26 at 7:30 in the morning, Kellie Hedges was breezing a filly alongside a friend at Belterra Park near Cincinnati, Ohio. Without warning, the filly’s front legs gave out from under her, propelling Hedges to the ground and rolling over top of her. The filly got up, apparently unfazed, and was eventually run […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: An ‘All-Around Horse’ With A Side Hustle

Recently studies have shown that today’s professionals – especially those in their 20s, 30s and 40s – often have more than one source of income. Commonly referred to as having a “side hustle,” these budding entrepreneurs do everything from waiting tables and tending bar to designing websites, starting small retail business, baking…even writing a weekly […]

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‘Blue-Collar’ Li’l Roc To Serve As Ellis Park’s Paddock Analyst

You probably won’t know Ellis Park’s new paddock analyst by his real name: Robert O’Connor III. On the racetrack, where the 24-year-old Louisvillian has been a fixture since he was a kid, the son of trainer Rob O’Connor II has been known as Li’l Rocco, Li’l Roc or Rocco. His Facebook name is Rocco O’Connor. […]

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Severe Flooding Along Ohio River Forces Belterra To Close Casino; Racetrack Underwater

Formerly known as River Downs due to its picturesque location directly alongside the Ohio River, Belterra Park has been overwhelmed by floodwaters over the past week. River levels are at their highest in more than 20 years, according to WLWT.com, and Belterra’s casino has been closed since Feb. 19. Aerial drone footage shows that the majority […]

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‘Man Of Few Words’ Ouzts Now Racing’s Ninth All-Time Leading Rider

The $750,000 Best of Ohio series takes center stage each year on the Ohio Fund schedule. Five races that cover each division at varied distances all carry a purse of $150,000. Gone almost unnoticed by the crowd at Belterra Park last Saturday, was the fact that they witnessed history in the first race of the […]

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Mo Dont No Sets Track Record In Best Of Ohio Repeat

Mo Dont No’s sparkling victory in the Best of Ohio Endurance was the highlight of the Saturday afternoon, Oct. 7 Belterra Park program that featured five $150,000 stakes for Ohio-bred runners. The 2016 Horse of the Year kept his Best of Ohio crown intact as he blazed to victory by a length in a new […]

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Engelhardt Named Executive Director Of Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders And Owners

John Engelhardt was appointed executive director of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners on Friday.  He has worked in Thoroughbred racing in various capacities for 33 years. “The Board of Directors feel very comfortable with John in this position,” stated O.T.B.O. vice president Tom McCann.  “We believe he will do an outstanding job.  We are […]

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