JACK Thistledown Racino

Thistledown to Open with 10% Purse Increases

After a delayed and somewhat abbreviated 2020 meet due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio's JACK Thistledown Racino will open Monday, Apr. 26, for a full 2021 season with a 10% boost in purses. The 100-day meet will feature cards on a Monday through Thursday schedule with special Saturday cards beginning on Derby day May 1. The highlight of the meet is the 87th edition of the GIII Ohio Derby, which is the only graded event in Ohio. It will be worth $500,000 this year and will be run June 26....

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Brisnet.com Triple Crown Throwdown: Ohio Derby

Ed DeRosa of Brisnet.com takes on TDN's Steve Sherack and Brian DiDonato as they handicap Triple Crown prep races plus the big three races themselves. The three will make $100 Win/Place bets in the preps and $200 Win/Place bets in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. Highest bankroll at the end wins. DeRosa - Belmont Stakes Result - Tiz the Law (+$325) proved too good for them. Bankroll: $3540. GIII Ohio Derby - Awesome field lined up and no brainer to fade Storm the Court as ML favorite based on...

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Thistledown Starts 2020 Season June 4

JACK Thistledown Racino kicks off its 2020 racing season June 4, continuing through October 21. Thistledown will feature an eight race card Monday-Thursdays, with first post at 12:50 p.m. ET. The season will include select Saturday racing, including the 86th running of the Ohio Derby June 27 and the Best of Ohio series August 8. The GIII Ohio Derby will be part of the "Road to Kentucky Derby." Points to the top four finishers will be worth 20-8-4-2. "We are thrilled to have JACK Thistledown Racino's historic Ohio Derby become...

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