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
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Conniption Fit||William D. Cowans||
|Doctoriat||Sandra Marie Adkins||
|Dr. Advo Cat||Jeffrey A. Radosevich||
|Jac's Fact||Ivan Vazquez||
|Obsessionsoptimist||Robert C. Cline||
|Rivers Run Deep||Chris A. Hartman||