JACK thistledown racino

JACK Entertainment Enters Into Land Sale, Leaseback Agreement For Thistledown Racetrack, Casino

JACK Entertainment LLC has announced that certain of its affiliates have entered into an agreement with VICI Properties, a real estate investment trust, to sell the membership interests of a subsidiary that owns the land and real estate assets of JACK Cleveland Casino and JACK Thistledown Racino for approximately $843 million, pending regulatory approval. VICI […]

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Mandatory Pick 6 Payout On Closing Day Leads To Record Pool At Thistledown

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, JACK Thistledown Racino added another note in its history book, paying out the largest racing jackpot in one day totaling $375,886. This historic payout came on the last day of the Cleveland, Ohio, track’s 2019 racing season. The payout was accumulated throughout the racing season as the winnings of the Pick […]

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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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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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Thistledown Stewards Suspend Pair Over Program Training, Hidden Ownership Scheme

On June 12, 2018, at JACK Thistledown Racino at North Randall, Ohio, Emily Szczepanski put in a successful $7,500 claim for a 5-year-old Hard Spun mare named If You Believe who had won seven of her 31 career starts. The claim was made in the name of Wendy Montoney, an individual with no previous starts, […]

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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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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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Former Saddle Bronc Rider Celebrates 2,000th Thoroughbred Training Victory

Indiana’s all-time leading trainer Gary Patrick recently hit a new milestone in his career, scoring his 2,000th win at JACK Thistledown Racino Saturday, Oct. 21 with Pure Justice. Indiana Grand Racing & Casino recognized Patrick and his wife, Cindy, during a special winner’s circle presentation at the track following the first race of the day Tuesday, […]

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JACK Thistledown Casino Adds Make-Up Day To Live Schedule

The Ohio State Racing Commission has approved a request by JACK Thistledown Racino to extend its current race meet by one day to make up a cancellation on Aug. 23, announced Director of Racing David Ellsworth. The meet will now close Wednesday, Oct. 25. The day will offer the usual eight races and post time […]

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