Bruce Ryan and Blazing Meadows Farm's Needmore Flattery, a six-time stakes winner last year, was named 2014 Ohio Horse of the Year, champion 3-year-old filly, and champion handicap filly.
M. Y. Stables' homebred Plain Ol' Willard, already a winner of more than $150,000, padded his bankroll in a big way with a come-from-behind upset win in the $150,000 Best of Ohio Endurance Stakes Oct. 11 at Belterra Park.
The Ohio State Racing Commission April 30 announced a settlement agreement with trainer Tim Hamm over a 2013 medication positive involving the eventual Ohio horse of the year.
The trainers are exercising their horses and ThistleDown is putting the finishing touches on the apron as the opening of the 2014 racing season draws near. Opening day is set for April 18.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Fleet Fire||Michael J. Maker||
|Jac's Fact||Ivan Vazquez||
|Luvaflatterer||Timothy E. Hamm||
|Needmore Flattery||Timothy E. Hamm||
|Obsessionsoptimist||Robert C. Cline||
|Why Risk It||Kris Nemann||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Torrey Pines S. (gr. III)||DMR|
|Philip H. Iselin S. (gr. III)||MTH|
|Smart N Fancy S.||SAR|
|Belle Mahone S.||WO|
|Vice Regent S.||WO|