Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

Jan 18th 2022

Mahoning Valley Cancellation Tuesday, January 18th

The track crew was not able to clear the over 12 inches of snow off the track that fell in the area Sunday night and Monday morning and therefore racing is cancelled today at Mahoning Valley. Today’s card (Tuesday, January 18th) will be run as programmed as an added racing day this Friday, January 21st.

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Jan 17th 2022

Mahoning Valley Cancellation Monday, January 17th

Due to heavy snow in the area racing is cancelled today at Mahoning Valley. There will be training on Thursday in order to make up for the loss of training today. Racing secretary Ed VoMacka will write the races scheduled to run today as extras over the next few days. By contract Mahoning Valley has to run a minimum of 100 days in 2021. We were approved for 103 racing days. Monday is the third…

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Jan 4th 2022

Mahoning Valley 2021 Fall Meet Sets Handle and Purse Distribution Records

The 2021 Mahoning Valley Race Course Fall meeting which concluded on December 30th set records for total all sources handle, total all sources average daily handle, total purse distribution and average daily purse distribution in the eight-year history of the fall meet at the Youngstown area track. The handle increases as well as strong VLT revenue allowed for a 10% across the board purse increase during the final days of the meet which will continue…

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Aug 19th 2021

Thistledown Hosts Successful Best of Ohio Card

Five $100,000 stakes for Ohio-breds and perfect weather led to a large on-track crowd and all sources handle of over $1.3 million as Thistledown hosted its 2021 Best of Ohio racing program on Saturday, August 14th. The 10-race card kicked off with stakes action as Richard Wilkinson and Bobby Cline’s Thedayofthegrey ($20.00) scored a gate to wire 1 3/4 length victory in the Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes for Ohio-registered 2-year-olds. Thedayofthegrey, a gelded son of Ohio…

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Jul 29th 2021

Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Nomination Deadline Approaching

There are just five days left to submit a nomination to the 2021 Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, nominations close on Monday, August 2nd. You can learn more and nominate online at www.tiea.org. TIEA is an opportunity to let those who have helped keep businesses afloat know that they are appreciated. We know many racetrack workers have continued to show up every morning to take care of their horses and other responsibilities to our industry. This…

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Mar 25th 2021

Thistledown to Host Three Race Sprint Series

Thistledown will be conducting a three race sprint series for claimers beginning April 26th with legs worth $20,000 and $25,000 and a $30,000 final. Later in the meet we will also have a three race route series. Below are the details for the sprint series. Jack Thistledown Racino Sprint Series Presented by the OHIO HBPA Horses must run in either of the 1st two legs of the Sprint Series (April 26th or May 26th) in…

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Mar 17th 2021

Belterra Park 2021 Meet Information for Horsemen

Set up for assigned stalls from April 12 to April 14. First day for horses on the grounds April 15th. First day of training April 15th. Racing Office will be closed Sundays and Mondays With the exception of opening week of live racing and the office will take entries Monday 4/26 for Thursday 4/29 race day SCRATCH TIME: 9:00am day of race Entries close no earlier than 10:30am as follows: Enter Saturday for Thursday Enter…

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