Keyword: Thistledown

  • Thistledown Racing Season Opens April 30

    "Return" is the theme of JACK Thistledown's 2018 race meet that opens Monday, April 30, as Thoroughbreds and horsemen come back for live racing and a celebrated racing series makes a stop in Cleveland.

  • Skip Away, Jose Santos up, after his 1996 Ohio Derby win

    Look Back: Skip Away Found his Footing in Ohio Derby

    This week is a race story headlined, “Skipper Shipper,” written by Steve Hettinger recapping Skip Away's victory in the 1996 Ohio Derby (G2). The story ran in the June 29, 1996 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Thistledown Preparing for 2017 Ohio Derby Day

    JACK Thistledown Racino is going all out for the 83rd running of the Ohio Derby on Saturday, June 24. In addition to heart-pounding, live racing action, the day will feature plenty of fun and excitement for the entire family. 

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    War Story Gearing Up to Take on 'Pharoah'

    War Story is gearing up for his first start for trainer Jeffrey Radosevich next month in the William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I), where he will bid for his first stakes win against Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

  • Richard Skinner, vice president and general manager for ThistleDown

    ThistleDown Reaps Results of Improved Program

    This year's $500,000 Ohio Derby in retrospect can be considered a success on several levels, and management at ThistleDown Racino expects the marquee race--and the overall racing product--to only get better.

  • No More Chillin First Winner for First Dude

    Elkstone Group's first-time starter No More Chillin cruised to a clear win in sixth race at ThistleDown June 20 and became the first winner for grade I winner and classic-placed First Dude.

  • Mr. Z (center, blinkers) gets his head in front to win the Ohio Derby.

    Mr. Z Has His Day in Ohio Derby

    The Malibu Moon colt, who had not won a race since his debut maiden victory 14 starts back, had just enough to give in the 1 1/16-mile test, edging out Tencendur and Divining Rod for the victory June 20 at Thistledown.

  • That Handicapping Show: Ohio Derby

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Ohio Derby at Thistledown this weekend. With several horses from the Triple Crown trail reuniting, who will come out on top?

  • Whiskey Ticket is the lukewarm favorite at 3-1in the Ohio Derby.

    Whiskey Ticket, Divining Rod Head Ohio Derby

    Nine 3-year-olds were entered for the 1 1/16-mile test, with Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner Wiskey Ticket favored at 3-1 on the morning line and Preakness (gr. I) third-place finisher Divining Rod second choice at 7-2.

  • Almost Famous breaks from post 4 in the Ohio Derby.

    Purse Increase Lures 12 to Ohio Derby

    With a $300,000 purse, the 1 1/16-mile Ohio Derby has taken a step in the right direction in returning to the days when Lost Code, Broad Brush, Skip Away, Milwaukee Brew and Smarten graced the winner's circle.

  • Ohio Tracks, Horsemen Sign 10-Year Deals

    The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has signed 10-year racing agreements with the under-construction Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and ThistleDown Racino, formerly known as Thistledown.

  • Ohio Tracks, Horsemen Close to VLT Agreements

    With a deadline fast approaching, Ohio racetracks and horsemen's groups indicated Dec. 19 they are close to having definite deals on the percentage of video lottery terminal revenue that will go to purses.

  • River Downs is expected to be ready for 2014.

    New River Downs, Others Apply for Ohio Dates

    River Downs, demolished earlier this year to make way for an integrated racing and gaming facility, plans to open in early May in 2014 and race through September, according to a request for racing dates.

  • Midwest-Based Houghton Posts Win 5,000

    Veteran jockey T.D. Houghton registered the 5,000th win of his career May 4 when he guided 3-5 favorite Mambo Galliano, owned by Shane Spiess, to a 6 1/2-length victory in a $4,000 claiming race at Thistledown.

  • Thistledown requested 122 live racing days.

    For Ohio Tracks, 2013 a Transitional Year

    With one exception, there could be little change in live racing dates at Ohio tracks in 2013, but significant alterations are possible for 2014 should more facilities begin operating video lottery terminals.

  • Partners Granted Permit for Thistledown

    The company whose permit to operate Thistledown was approved by the Ohio State Racing Commission Aug. 22 indicated the planned video lottery terminal operation at the racetrack will be more than temporary.