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Ohio Derby

Grade III race
Ohio Derby
Location Thistledown Racecourse
North Randall, Ohio Flag of the United States
Inaugurated 1876
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Thistledown.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 Furlongs )
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight 124 lbs (allowances)
Purse US$300,000

The Ohio Derby is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in early June at Thistledown in North Randall, Ohio.

The Grade III Stakes race for three-year-olds is run on dirt over a distance of 1⅛ miles.

The race currently offers a purse of $300,000 but was reduced to $150,000 for the 2009 edition.

The 2007 Ohio Derby was the 73rd of its history. Inaugurated in 1876, the race was canceled after the 1882 running but was revived in 1924 with future Hall of Fame inductee and that year's Kentucky Derby winner Black Gold claiming victory. For a time, the Ohio Derby was held at the now defunct Bainbridge Park Race Track in Bainbridge Township, Ohio, built in 1927 by John King and Homer Kline.

Pete D. Anderson, trainer of 2007 winner Delightful Kiss, won this race in 1964 as the jockey for National.

The Ohio Derby was not scheduled to be run in 2009 in order to maintain reasonable purses for area horsemen. However, an announcement was made in August that the Grade II race will be run on October 3, 2009 on the Best of Ohio card. [1]

Winners since 1995

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time

2009 Gone Astray Eddie Castro Claude McGaughey Phipps Stable 1:50.56
2008 Smooth Air Manoel Cruz Bennie Stutts, Jr. Mount Joy Stables 1:50.26
2007 Delightful Kiss Jeffrey Sanchez Pete D. Anderson Hobeau Farms 1:49.36
2006 Deputy Glitters Rene R. Douglas Thomas Albertrani Joseph LaCombe Stable 1:50.32
2005 Palladio Richard Dos Ramos Roger Attfield Haras Santa Maria de Araras 1:51.56
2004 Brass Hat Willie Martinez William B. Bradley Fred F. Bradley 1:49.50
2003 Wild and Wicked Shane Sellers Kenny McPeek Robert Randal 1:50.08
2002 Magic Weisner Richard Migliore Nancy Alberts Nancy Alberts 1:49.96
2001 Western Pride Dana Whitney Richard Estvanko Theresa McArthur 1:48.66
2000 Milwaukee Brew Mike McCarthy Tino Attard Frank Stronach 1:50.58
1999 Stellar Brush Mike McCarthy Richard W. Small Robert E. Meyerhoff 1:49.22
1998 Classic Cat Shane Sellers David C. Cross, Jr. David Garber 1:49.92
1997 Frisk Me Now Edwin L. King, Jr. Robert Durso Carol R. Dender 1:48.28
1996 Skip Away Jose Santos Sonny Hine Carolyn Hine 1:47.86
1995 Petionville Pat Day Randy Bradshaw Everest Stables 1:48.93

Earlier winners

  • 1993 - Forever Whirl (Abdiel Toribio)
  • 1988 - Jims Orbit (Shane Romero)
  • 1984 - At The Threshold (Garth Patterson)
  • 1981 - Pass The Tab (Antonio Graell)
  • 1978 - Special Honor (Robert Breen)
  • 1977 - Silver Series (Larry Synder)
  • 1976 - Return Of A Native (Garth Patterson)
  • 1975 - Brent's Prince (Ben R. Feliciano)
  • 1974 - Stonewalk (Miguel A. Rivera)
  • 1973 - Our Native (Anthony Rini)
  • 1972 - Freetex
  • 1971 - Twist The Axe
  • 1970 - Climber
  • 1969 - Berkley Prince
  • 1968 - Te Vega
  • 1967 - Out The Window
  • 1966 - War Censor
  • 1965 - Terra Hi
  • 1964 - National
  • 1963 - Lemon Twist
  • 1962 - Gushing Wind
  • 1961 - Gay's Pal
  • 1960 - Playgoer
  • 1959 - On-And-On
  • 1958 - Terra Firma
  • 1957 - Manteau
  • 1956 - Born Mighty
  • 1955 - Traffic Judge
  • 1954 - Timely Tip
  • 1953 - Find
  • 1952 - Carters Pride
  • 1935 - Paradisical
  • 1932 - Economic
  • 1931 - A La Carte
  • 1930 - Culloden
  • 1929 - Thistle Fyrn
  • 1927 - Not found
  • 1926 - Boot To Boot
  • 1925 - Millwick
  • 1882 - Babcock
  • 1881 - Bootjack
  • 1880 - Mary Anderson
  • 1879 - Ben Hill
  • 1878 - Harper
  • 1877 - McWhirter
  • 1876 - Bombay


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