Keyword: Best of Ohio

  • Dubacious Leads Way in Best of Ohio Endurance

    Loooch Racing Stable's Dubacious, sent to the lead in the opening quarter of a mile, led throughout to score a one-length victory in the $150,000 Best of Ohio Endurance Oct. 10 at ThistleDown.

  • Plain Ol' Willard and Noel Vigil take Best of Ohio Endurance Stakes.

    Plain Ol' Willard Last to First in Endurance

    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.

  • Pennsylvania Derby winner Gone Astray has been installed as the 8-5 morning-line favorite for the Ohio Derby.

    Better Late Than Never for Ohio Derby

    The Ohio Derby (gr. II), returned to the Thistledown stakes schedule only six weeks ago upon order of the Ohio State Racing Commission, has drawn a field of 13, including the winner of a $1-million race in his previous start.

  • Giant Oak is among the nominees for the Ohio Derby.

    Ohio Derby Gets Decent Number of Nominees

    Thirty-two nominations are pretty good for a race that, up until six weeks ago, wasn't even on the schedule. Thistledown officials Sept. 23 said that's the number of nominees for the grade II Ohio Derby Oct. 3. The purse is $150,000, down from $300,000 last year.

  • Smooth Air won the 2008 Ohio Derby.

    Racing Commission: Cut Dates, Run Ohio Derby

    The Ohio State Racing Commission Aug. 20 brought the grade II Ohio Derby back to the schedule this year by ordering a reduction of five live racing days at Thistledown, traditional host for the only graded stakes in the Buckeye State.

  • Record Margin for Devil Time's Ohio Romp

    Devil Time claimed the distinction as the best horse in Ohio Saturday with the largest winning margin ever in the 17-year history of the $100,000 Best of Ohio Endurance Championship at Beulah Park in Grove City.

  • Best of Ohio May Be Best in Recent Memory

    The Ohio Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry has taken serious hits in recent years because of competition for the gambling dollar, but there should be a bright spot Oct. 4 when one of the strongest Best of Ohio championship programs in recent memory is offered at Beulah Park.

  • Barred Ohio Owner: 'Maybe I'll See You There'

    Prominent Ohio owner/breeder George Smith, barred from Beulah Park when he categorized it as the worst of Ohio earlier this year, said he isn't sure whether he'll be on hand at the Grove City track Oct. 4 for the Best of Ohio championship series. Owner Charlie Ruma banned him this spring.