Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

Feb 2nd 2022

Mahoning Valley Cancellation Wednesday, February 2nd

Racing has been cancelled today at Mahoning Valley Race Course due to adverse track conditions. This marks the 6th cancellation of the meet. Mahoning Valley scheduled 103 live racing dates this year and by contract must run a minimum of 100 live racing dates. Two of the cancelled dates have already been made up. Another makeup day has been approved by the OSRC for Thursday, March 24th. Mahoning will also be requesting a makeup day…

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Jan 31st 2022

2022 Ohio Thoroughbred Fund Race Schedule

The schedule below contains all Ohio Thoroughbred Fund Maiden Special Weights, Allowance and Stakes races scheduled at each track this year. The first chart has through the end of September while the second has the Mahoning Valley fall meet schedule. otrf 2022 V3 copy 2022 UPDATED OTRF Calendar Fall MVR

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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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