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  • River Downs

    Judge Rules for Ohio HBPA in Lawsuit

    United States District Court Judge Michael Watson granted the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's motion for partial judgment on the pleadings in its lawsuit versus the Ohio State Racing Commission, Beulah Park, River Downs, Chester Downs, and others.

  • Bold Truth

    Bold Truth's First Winner Wins Big

    Bold Truth, a grade II stakes-placed son of Seattle Slew, was represented by his first winner when his son Bold Captain won by 10 1/4 lengths.

  • Deal Would Ensure OH Thoroughbred Dates

    Officials with two Ohio racetracks indicated they hope to offer Thoroughbred meets in 2009 and could be close to a deal with local horsemen on revenue from advance deposit wagering.

  • Marble Cliff is now officially a maiden with no earnings, having been disqualified in all of his races.

    Marble Cliff: 'Best Maiden in America'

    The owners of top Ohio-based Thoroughbred Marble Cliff must return the gelding's earnings of $109,940, the Ohio State Racing Commission ruled Aug. 21 after the panel upheld a stewards' ruling the 3-year-old wasn't eligible for Ohio-restricted races.

  • Ohio Panel Frowns on Dates Request

    The Ohio State Racing Commission indicated Aug. 21 it will have a difficult time approving requests by two racetracks that call for only four total days of Thoroughbred racing in 2009.

  • Rulings: Horses Not Ohio-Registered

    The board of stewards at River Downs has ruled two Thoroughbreds -- one of which had earned more than $100,000 -- aren't registered Ohio-bred horses, and their owners must repay the earnings.

  • No Thoroughbred Dates at 2 Ohio Tracks?

    Beulah Park and River Downs, two Ohio Thoroughbred tracks that race more than 200 dates combined, have requested only Quarter Horse dates for 2009, a track official said Aug. 18.

  • Marble Cliff works on the River Downs turf course.

    Ohio-Bred--or Not--Entered in WV Derby

    Foxwood Stable's Marble Cliff, regarded as one of the best Ohio-breds in history -- if in fact he is Ohio-registered -- is among a dozen 3-year-olds entered in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. III) at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 2.

  • River Downs

    Racetracks Fire Back in ADW Conflict

    At least two racetrack operators aren't pleased with recent developments concerning advance deposit wagering revenue, and one indicated closure of his track isn't out of the question should the conflict continue.

  • Ohio Racetracks Expected to Offer Keno

    The Ohio State Racing Commission said July 8 that most Ohio racetracks would probably install Keno terminals at their facilities when the game launches in the state Aug. 4.

  • Two Horses Die in Freak Accident

    Two horses that escaped from the backside of River Downs Racetrack were struck and killed by a truck in the early morning hours of June 26, according to John Englehardt, director of publicity at the Cincinnati, Ohio-area oval.

  • Jessica Oldham Stith made her riding debut aboard Greenwood Lady at River Downs on June 17.

    Academy Grad Fifth in Debut as Jockey

    Jessica Oldham Stith, the first graduate of Chris McCarron's North American Racing Academy, failed to emulate her parents but got a lot of experience in her first ride as a jockey June 17 at River Downs in Ohio.

  • Chris McCarron during a typical work day at his North American Racing Academy in Lexington, Ky.

    McCarron to 'Pony' as Rider Makes Debut

    Chris McCarron will be on hand at River Downs in Ohio June 17 to "pony" a graduate of the North American Riding Academy in her debut as a professional jockey.

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    Smooth Air's Trainer Happy to Be Back

    Bennie Stutts Jr. is looking forward to visiting northern Ohio for the $300,000 Ohio Derby (gr. II) May 31. But unlike his first trip--about 51 years ago--Stutts won't need a snow shovel.

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    Smooth Air in Sharp Work for Ohio Derby

    Mount Joy Stables' Smooth Air, runner-up to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Big Brown in the Florida Derby (gr. I), completed his serious work for the May 31 Ohio Derby (gr. II) with a sharp seven-furlong work at Arlington Park May 25.

  • River Downs

    Wagering Mess Leads to River Purse Cut

    Declines in on-track wagering, a dispute with the New York Racing Association over signal fees, and horsemen's refusal to allow six major advance deposit wagering outlets to take its signal has led River Downs to cut purses 15%-18% effective May 8.

  • Ohio Groups Launch Equine Coalition

    The Ohio horse industry has officially launched the Ohio Equine Industry Coalition, which is designed to find solutions to what it calls an "economic crisis" for the industry.

  • King of the Roxy, a grade II winner last year, was voted Ohio horse of the year for 2007.

    Success Despite Tough Times in Ohio

    Grade II winner King of the Roxy, the 2007 Ohio horse of the year, shows that struggling Ohio breeders aren't through trying to find success with the competitive forces against them.

  • ThistleDown Racino

    Thistledown, Horsemen Have Dates Deal

    The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Thistledown have an agreement in principle for 122 days of live racing at the Cleveland-area track this year.

  • Beulah Cancellations: 17 and Counting

    Beulah Park, the Grove City, Ohio, racetrack that has been stymied by weather and track conditions this winter, has lost 17 full or partial racing programs this year alone.

  • Conflict Threatens 2008 Thistledown Meet

    The clock is ticking on negotiations between the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Thistledown, the Cleveland-area racetrack whose 2008 Thoroughbred meet is in jeopardy because of a conflict over racing dates.

  • Wild Weather Brutal for Beulah Park

    Rollercoaster weather conditions continue to plague Beulah Park, which canceled live racing March 5. It was the fourth consecutive full or partial card that was canceled, and dates lost during the meet are in the double digits.

  • Kazoo won the 2006 Toboggan Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

    Kazoo to Stand at Bogart Stables

    Graded stakes winner Kazoo has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Bob Bogart's Bogart Stables near Houston, Ohio.

  • Ohio Pushes Keno, Not Track Gaming

    Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has promised to add keno games to the Ohio Lottery to make up for a projected budget shortfall at the end of this fiscal year on June 30.

  • Trainer Jake Radosevich won his 1,000th race at Beulah Park Jan. 14.

    Radosevich Gets 1,000th Career Win

    Ohio trainer Jake Radosevich reached a milestone 1,000 wins when he saddled Lucky Uncle Jake to victory in the fifth race at Beulah Park Jan. 14.

  • Ohio Stallion Private School Dead

    Private School, a stakes winner four of the five years he raced, died Dec. 17 of an aneurysm at age 20 at Elizabeth Alexander's Eutrophia Farm near Chesterland, Ohio.

  • Voting for Ohio Champions Expanded

    The 2007 Ohio Horse of the Year and 14 divisional champions will not only be selected by turf writers and racing secretaries. For the first time, the public and members of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners will be able to vote on the year-end honors.

  • Bally Ache's Owner Dead

    Toledo native Leonard Fruchtman, who raced Preakness winner Bally Ache, died at age 86.

  • Ohio Tracks Strike Simulcast Deal

    Two Ohio racetracks that share the Columbus market have reached a new agreement on full-card simulcasts designed to aid patrons and perhaps their bottom lines.

  • Ohio Forms KEEP-Like Coalition

    The Ohio horse industry, in an effort to make its voice heard around the Buckeye State, has formed a coalition similar to the Kentucky Equine Education Project, a horse industry advocacy group in Kentucky.

  • Thistledown is at the center of the 2008 racing dates controversy in Ohio.

    More Dates Sought for Thistledown

    A controversial plan to shave live racing dates at Thistledown in 2008 could result in the halt of full-card simulcasts at the Cleveland-area racetrack in 2009.

  • Video Gaming Devices Banned in Ohio

    Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland signed into law legislation Oct. 25 banning the use of gaming devices throughout the Buckeye State.

  • Is Cradle a Preview for New Breeders' Cup Event?

    The Miller Lite Cradle Stakes has long been known as the first major two-turn test for 2-year-olds. And though it will be run as usual at 1 1/16 miles Sept. 3, there's a major change that reflects expansion of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Trainer Elmer Cowan Dead at 77

    Trainer Elmer Cowan, who trained Crypto's Redjet to back-to-back Ohio Horse of the Year championships, died July 13. He was 77.

  • Instant Racing Bid Alive, But 'Not Healthy'

    A bid by Ohio racetracks to win approval for Instant Racing machines, which resemble video lottery terminals but are pari-mutuel in nature, is said to still have some life left despite an announcement by Gov. Ted Strickland that he would veto the measure.

  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson wins his match race with Restore the Roar.

    Man Beats Horse on River Downs Turf Course

    All pro wide receiver Chad Johnson lived up to his pre-race predictions June 9 when he sprinted one-sixteenth of a mile in 11.1 seconds to defeat Thoroughbred racehorse Restore the Roar on the turf at River Downs in Ohio in the "Man versus Beast" promotion.