‘Tougher Than A Nickel Steak’: Ouzts Recuperating From Shoulder Surgery, But He’ll Be Back

The seventh-winningest jockey in Thoroughbred racing with 7,065 wins to his name, Perry Wayne Ouzts has long been a familiar face on the southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky racing circuits. At 65 years young, Ouzts has been temporarily sidelined by injury, but his faithful fans believe the jockey won’t be out of the saddle for […]

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19-Length Winner Magna Rose Heads Ohio-Bred First Lady Stakes

A field of 3-year-old Ohio-registered fillies and mares will break from the Mahoning Valley starting gate on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 10, in the $75,000 First Lady Stakes. The seven distaffers will travel six furlongs over the Austintown dirt. Heading up the field is Magna Rose, a daughter of Magna Graduate out of the mare Woodflower, […]

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Ohio HBPA Donates $50,000 To Support New Vocations’ Aftercare Efforts

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) has donated $50,000 to support the program’s aftercare efforts at their Ohio facilities. In 2017, New Vocations took in over 450 retired racehorses, 64 of which came directly from an Ohio racetrack or farm. “It is important to the […]

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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, and Belterra’s casino has been closed since Feb. 19. Aerial drone footage shows that the majority […]

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