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Date Race Purse Age/Sex Dist
May 2024
Michael F. Rowland Memorial S. R $75,000a 3&up 6f Details
J. William Petro Memorial S. (BT) $75,000a 3&up, f/m 8.5f Details
June 2024
Daniel Stearns Cleveland Gold Cup S. (BT) $75,000g 3yos 9f Details
Dr. T.F. Classen Memorial S. R $75,000g 3&up, f/m 6f Details
George Lewis Memorial S. R $75,000g 3&up 8.5f Details
Lady Jacqueline S. (BT) $250,000g 3&up, f/m 9f Details
Ohio Derby (G3) $500,000g 3yos 9f Details
August 2024
Best of Ohio Cleveland Kindergarten S R $100,000 2yo, 6f
Best of Ohio Governor's Buckeye Cup R $100,000 3&up, 10f
Best of Ohio Honey Jay S R $100,000 3&up, 6f
Best of Ohio Miss Ohio S R $100,000 2yo, f 6f
Best of Ohio Pay the Man S R $100,000 3&up, f/m 9f
September 2024
Michael G. Mackey Memorial/Angenora S R $75,000 3&up, f/m 6f
Catlaunch S R $75,000 3&up, 8.5f
October 2024
Greg Veit Scarlet & Gray S R $75,000 3&up, f/m 6f
Emerald Necklace S R $75,000 2yo, f 6f
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  • WinStar Stallion Promises Fulfilled Sires First Winner

    WinStar Farm stallion and freshman sire Promises Fulfilled is represented by his first winner June 26 when Coastland captured a maiden special weight at Thistledown.

    • By Molly Rollins
    • June 26, 2024
  • Former Jockey, Current Trainer Fadlovich Doing It All

    Megan Fadlovich forged her own path to the trainers' ranks with her determination to excel in every equine discipline she has faced. Now, she's a stakes-winning trainerof Thoroughbreds.

    • June 26, 2024
  • Will a Triple Crown Alum Win the Ohio Derby?

    Ever since the purse for the Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown increased to its current $500,000 in 2015, the 1 1/8-mile race has been won on a regular basis by Triple Crown alumni.

    • By J. Keeler Johnson
    • June 19, 2024
  • Longtime Jockey Luhr Passes Away at 67

    Luhr won multiple leading rider titles in different jurisdictions and a highlight of his career was a victory in the 1982 Tampa Bay Derby on Harbor View Farm's Reinvested, who would go on to finish third in the Kentucky Derby (G1) that year.

    • By Lynne Snierson
    • September 17, 2023
  • Bowen a Red-Eye Regular Between Emerald, Thistledown

    Jockey Rocco Bowen has been traveling regularly this summer on a bi-weekly basis—often to ride at Emerald Downs or Thistledown, tracks more than 2,000 miles apart.

    • By Byron King
    • July 14, 2023
  • Two Phil's Powers Clear in Ohio Derby; Haskell Next

    In a hotly contested 3-year-old division, Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Two Phil's threw his hat in the ring as a major player to be reckoned with after a stylish score in the June 24 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown.

    • By Molly Rollins
    • June 24, 2023
  • La Da Vida Back in Winning Groove in Lady Jacqueline

    La Da Vida, winless in her last five races dating back to October 2022 at Keeneland, took home the victory in the $250,000 Lady Jacqueline Stakes at Thistledown.

    • By Ali Cetinok
    • June 24, 2023
  • Injured Loveberry to Miss Ohio Derby Ride on Two Phil's

    Jockey Jareth Loveberry, who injured his left arm and shoulder when riding at Canterbury Park June 21, will be unable to ride Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Two Phil's in the Ohio Derby (G3) June 24 at Thistledown, the rider said.

    • By Byron King
    • June 23, 2023
  • Lady Jacqueline Features Familiar Faces

    The top three finishers of the May 19 Allaire du Pont Distaff reprise their rivalry in this Saturday's Lady Jacqueline Stakes.

    • By Molly Rollins
    • June 22, 2023
  • Who Has the Edge in the Ohio Derby?

    The post-Triple Crown stakes scene for three-year-olds makes a stop at Thistledown this Saturday for the $500,000 Ohio Derby.

    • By J. Keeler Johnson
    • June 21, 2023
  • Two Phil's 'Hiccup'-Free Ahead of Ohio Derby Comeback

    All eyes are likely to be on Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Two Phil's when a field of eight 3-year-olds head to the Thistledown surface June 24for the $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) going 1 1/8 miles over the main track.

    • By Corrie McCroskey
    • June 19, 2023
  • Tawny Port Bests White Abarrio in Ohio Derby

    As the field turned for home in the June 25 $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3), all three Kentucky Derby (G1) contenders lined up across the track in hopes of redemption after their poor performances on the First Saturday in May.

    • By Molly Rollins
    • June 25, 2022
  • Army Wife Fends Off Crazy Beautiful in Lady Jacqueline

    In a skirmish to the wire, Army Wife held off Crazy Beautiful to win her second start of the season in the $250,000 Lady Jacqueline Stakes June 25 at Thistledown.

    • By Molly Rollins and Corrie McCroskey
    • June 25, 2022
  • Army Wife Looks for First 2022 Win in Lady Jacqueline

    The daughter of Declaration of War is looking to build off of a promising 2021 in which she ran in six graded stakes, including wins in the George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico and Iowa Oaks (G3) at Prairie Meadows.

    • By BloodHorse Staff
    • June 24, 2022
  • Handicapping a Competitive Ohio Derby

    J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown.

    • By J. Keeler Johnson
    • June 23, 2022
  • Ohio Derby Lures Tawny Port, White Abarrio

    Three familiar faces from the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) resurface for the first time since that 20-horse throwdown in the June 25 $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown.

    • By Molly Rollins
    • June 23, 2022
  • Nearing 6,000 Wins, Parker 'Proving Them Wrong'

    Currently sitting at 5,998 wins, jockey Deshawn Parker will soon achieve a milestone not many have accomplished. He reflects on his father Daryl Parker's influence, being an African American jockey, and his love for the game.

    • By Corrie McCroskey
    • June 20, 2022
  • Second Horse 'Suspect' for Strangles at Thistledown

    Barn 12, where the horse is located, remains in quarantine, while two other barns—1 and 16—have been released from quarantine and horses in those barns are able to train and race.

    • By Joe Perez
    • May 13, 2022
  • Thistledown Quarantines Barns Amid Strangles Case

    The severity of the disease varies but younger horses often show more severe symptoms than older horses. Horses can become infected by inhaling or ingestion of the bacteria as well as touching contaminated items or equipment.

    • By Joe Perez
    • May 11, 2022
  • Wildcat Red Represented by First Winner

    Buck Pond Farm stallion Wildcat Red was represented by his first winner Sept. 13, when Wildcat Bill took a $31,500 maiden special weight at Thistledown.

    • By BloodHorse Staff
    • September 13, 2021
  • Frizette Stakes Winner Dayoutoftheoffice Retired

    Dayoutoftheoffice, one of the top 2-year-old fillies of 2020, has been retired due to "wear and tear," said Tim Hamm, her trainer and co-owner.

    • By Byron King
    • August 4, 2021
  • Masqueparade Marches to Victory in Ohio Derby

    If someone kept a close eye on the fifth race on this past May 1 Kentucky Derby Day card, they were rewarded June 26 in the $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown.

    • By Bob Ehalt
    • June 26, 2021
  • No June Swoon as Big Saturday of Stakes Scheduled

    Dave Litfin handicaps many of Saturday's top stakes races.

    • By Dave Litfin
    • June 25, 2021
  • King Fury Returns to Action in Ohio Derby

    The June 26 $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) for 3-year-olds at Thistledown marks the return of Fern Circle Stables and Three Chimneys Farm's King Fury to the races in the aftermath of his Triple Crown setback.

    • By Molly Rollins
    • June 24, 2021
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