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  • 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.