Half brothers finished one-two in the $75,000 Sydney Gendelman Memorial Handicap for Ohio-breds on the turf June 11 at Belterra Park Gaming.
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.
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.
Seven 3-year-olds, all in search of their first graded stakes victory, are signed on for the $100,000 Ohio Derby (gr. III) July 27, the signature race at Thistledown.
Sherri Greenhill's Mac the Man and TK Stables' Allanah won the featured 3-year-olds stakes at Turfway Park Feb. 2 to give leading jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. a riding double in the co-features.
Locally based horses with an eye toward bigger prizes will compete in a pair of $50,000 stakes for 3-year-olds at Turfway Park Feb. 2.
Mac the Man gave trainer Jeff Greenhill his first stakes win in Kentucky Jan. 5, taking the $50,000 Turfway Prevue at Turfway Park by an easy four lengths over Smokinindaboysroom.
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.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Bold Captain||Miguel A. Feliciano||
|Doctoriat||Sandra Marie Adkins||
|Eyes Super Freaky||Gary M. King||
|Fuzzy Dee Jay||William D. Cowans||
|John Galt||Mike L. Rone||
|Master Rocket||Kris Nemann||
|Plain Ol' Willard||Kathleen A. Lowry||
|Silver Tongued||Jeffrey L. Greenhill||
|Stormin Larry||Shane Meyers||
|Uncle Virgil||Anthony Lowry||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Garland of Roses S.||AQU|
|Copa Velocidad S. (gr. I)||CMR|
|Dama del Caribe S. (gr. I)||CMR|
|Copa Confraternidad S. (gr. I)||CMR|
|Eleanor Casey Memorial S.||CT|