With record purses of $750,000 for five stakes restricted to Ohio-breds, the Best of Ohio series attracted 54 entries for its Oct. 10 renewal at ThistleDown Racino.
Ready's Image has been purchased by Calumet Farm, where he will stand for $5,000 in 2015. A grade II winner at age 2, Ready's Image served his first season at stud in 2009.
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 Best of Ohio returns to the former River Downs for the first time since the mid-1990s Oct. 11 when Belterra Park hosts five Ohio-bred stakes worth a total of $750,000.
Palace Malice, Mikki Isle, Five Iron, opening weekend at Belterra Park and more! view slideshow
The Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners held its annual awards banquet honoring the 2008 Ohio Horse of the Year and divisional champions Jan. 17 at the Darby House, Darby Dan Farm near Galloway, Ohio.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Candy Bites||Nabu Morales||
|Classic Reward||Jeffrey A. Radosevich||
|Diavoletto||Mike L. Rone||
|Doctoriat||Sandra Marie Adkins||
|Eyes Super Freaky||Gary M. King||
|Hehaz Given||Bryan Metz||
|Plain Ol' Willard||Kathleen A. Lowry||
|Quasi Folle||Mike L. Rone||
|Raise the Reward||Jeffrey A. Radosevich||
|Rivers Run Deep||Chris A. Hartman||
|Rookie Gladden||Eric R. Reed||
|Ruxton||Jim C. Rankin||
|Sin N Sail||Rodney C. Faulkner||
|Uncle Virgil||Anthony Lowry||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Matriarch S. (gr. IT)||DMR|
|Bear Fan S.||GG|
|Valedictory S. (gr. III)||WO|
|Magic City Classic S.||FG|
|Louisiana Champions Day Starter S.||FG|