The Ohio Derby is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in mid-to-late June at Thistledown in North Randall, Ohio.

Ohio Derby
Grade III race
LocationThistledown Racecourse
North Randall, Ohio,
United States
Inaugurated1876
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.thistledown.com
Race information
Distance118 miles (9 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
Weight124 lbs (allowances)
PurseUS$500,000 (2016)

The Grade III stakes for three-year-olds is run on dirt over a distance of 118 miles.

The race currently offers a purse of $500,000.

Inaugurated in 1876 at Chester Park, a racetrack on Spring Grove Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio, the race was canceled after the 1883 running. It was revived in 1924 by the Maple Heights Park racetrack with future Hall of Fame inductee and that year's Kentucky Derby winner Black Gold claiming victory. From 1928 thru 1932 the Ohio Derby was hosted by 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 on 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 would run on October 3, 2009 on the Best of Ohio card.[1] This race was downgraded from a graded stakes to a listed stakes in 2014.[2] The race regained graded status in 2017 by The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.[3]

As of 2016, this race is run at 1 and 1/8th miles.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1:47.86 @ 1-1/8 miles: Skip Away (1996)
  • 1:42.80 @ 1-1/16 miles: Gushing Wind (1962)
  • 2:40.00 @ 1-1/2 miles: McWhirter (1877)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time Win $ Gr.
2022 Tawny Port 3 Irad Ortiz Jr. Brad H. Cox Peachtree Stables 1-1/8 m 1:50.46 $300,000 G3
2021 Masqueparade 3 Miguel Mena Albert M. Stall Jr. FTGGG Racing (Wilbur "Bill" Babin & partners) 1-1/8 m 1:50.82 $300,000 G3
2020 Dean Martini 3 Ricardo Mejias Thomas M. Amoss Raise the Bar Racing, LLC (Annie Jessee & partners) 1-1/8 m 1:51.60 $300,000 G3
2019 Owendale 3 Florent Geroux Brad H. Cox Rupp Racing (Jim Rupp & partners) 1-1/8 m 1:50.88 $300,000 G3
2018 Core Beliefs 3 Joseph Talamo Peter Eurton Gary Broad 1-1/8 m 1:51.08 $300,000 G3
2017 Irap 3 Julien Leparoux Doug O'Neill Reddam Racing LLC 1-1/8 m 1:50.48 $300,000 G3
2016 Mo Tom 3 Javier Castellano Thomas M. Amoss GMB Racing (Gayle Benson) 1-1/8 m 1:51.82 $300,000 L/R
2015 Mr. Z 3 Joe Bravo D. Wayne Lukas Calumet Farm (Brad M. Kelley) 1-1/16 m 1:43.60 $300,000 L/R
2014 East Hall 3 Juan Leyva William A. Kaplan H. Jack Hendricks & Roger Justice 1-1/16 m 1:44.22 $180,000 L/R
2013 Title Contender 3 Hector L. Rosario Jr. Wayne M. Catalano Mary & Gary West 1-1/16 m 1:43.80 $60,000 G2
2012 Prospective 3 Jermaine Bridgmohan Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 1-1/16 m 1:42.84 $60,000 G2
2011 Caleb's Posse 3 Eddie Razo Jr. Donnie K. Von Hemel McNeill Stables (Don C. McNeill) & Cheyenne Stables (Everett Dobson) 1-1/16 m 1:43.12 $60,000 G2
2010 Pleasant Prince 3 Alex Solis Wesley A. Ward Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey 1-1/16 m 1:43.90 $60,000 G2
2009 Gone Astray 3 Eddie Castro Claude McGaughey Phipps Stable 1-1/8 m 1:50.56 $90,000 G2
2008 Smooth Air 3 Manoel Cruz Bennie Stutts Jr. Mount Joy Stables (Brian Burns) 1-1/8 m 1:50.26 $180,000 G2
2007 Delightful Kiss 3 Jeffrey Sanchez Pete D. Anderson Hobeau Farm 1-1/8 m 1:49.36 $180,000 G2
2006 Deputy Glitters 3 René R. Douglas Thomas Albertrani Joseph LaCombe Stable 1-1/8 m 1:50.32 $210,000 G2
2005 Palladio 3 Richard Dos Ramos Roger Attfield Haras Santa Maria de Araras (Julio Bozano) 1-1/8 m 1:51.56 $210,000 G2
2004 Brass Hat 3 Willie Martinez William B. Bradley Fred F. Bradley 1-1/8 m 1:49.50 $210,000 G2
2003 Wild and Wicked 3 Shane Sellers Kenny McPeek Mr. & Mrs. R. David Randal 1-1/8 m 1:50.08 $180,000 G2
2002 Magic Weisner 3 Richard Migliore Nancy Alberts Nancy Alberts 1-1/8 m 1:49.96 $180,000 G2
2001 Western Pride 3 Dana Whitney Richard Estvanko Theresa McArthur 1-1/8 m 1:48.66 $180,000 G2
2000 Milwaukee Brew 3 Mike McCarthy Tino Attard Frank Stronach 1-1/8 m 1:50.58 $180,000 G2
1999 Stellar Brush 3 Mike McCarthy Richard W. Small Robert E. Meyerhoff 1-1/8 m 1:49.22 $180,000 G2
1998 Classic Cat 3 Shane Sellers David C. Cross Jr. David Garber 1-1/8 m 1:49.92 $180,000 G2
1997 Frisk Me Now 3 Edwin L. King Jr. Robert Durso Carol R. Dender 1-1/8 m 1:48.28 $180,000 G2
1996 Skip Away 3 José A. Santos Sonny Hine Carolyn Hine 1-1/8 m 1:47.86 $180,000 G2
1995 Petionville 3 Pat Day Randy Bradshaw Everest Stables (Jeff Nielsen) 1-1/8 m 1:48.93 $180,000 G2
1994 Exclusive Praline 3 Willie Martinez Steve Towne Frank C. Calabrese 1-1/8 m 1:48.54 $180,000 G2
1993 Forever Whirl 3 Abdiel Toribio Martin D. Wolfson Alan Reskin & Irving Ellis 1-1/8 m 1:48.93 $180,000 G2
1992 Majestic Sweep 3 Earlie Fires Robert Reid Jr. Three G. Stable 1-1/8 m 1:50.07 $180,000 G2
1991 Private Man 3 John R. Velazquez John O. Hertler Philip Dileo 1-1/8 m 1:50.20 $180,000 G2
1990 Private School 3 Jacinto Vásquez Donald Habeeb Bruce Hutson 1-1/8 m 1:51.20 $180,000 G2
1989 King Glorious 3 Chris McCarron Jerry Hollendofer Four M Stables Inc & Halo Farms (Theodore Aroney) 1-1/8 m 1:50.40 $180,000 G2
1988 Jims Orbit 3 Shane Romero Clarence E. Picou James Cottrell 1-1/8 m 1:50.60 $150,000 G2
1987 Lost Code 3 Gene St. Leon Bill Donovan Wendover Stable (Donald Levinson) 1-1/8 m 1:50.60 $150,000 G2
1986 Broad Brush 3 Gary Stevens Richard W. Small Robert E. Meyerhoff 1-1/8 m 1:51.20 $150,000 G2
1985 Skip Trial 3 Jean-Luc Samyn Hubert Hine Zelda Cohen 1-1/8 m 1:49.00 $120,000 G2
1984 At The Threshold 3 Garth Patterson Lynn S. Whiting W. Cal Partee 1-1/8 m 1:49.30 $120,000 G2
1983 Pax Nobiscum 3 Robin Platts James E. Day Kingfield Farm 1-1/8 m 1:50.20 $90,000 G2
1982 Spanish Drums 3 Jacinto Vásquez Antonio Arcodia Anthony Drakas 1-1/8 m 1:47.80 $90,000 G2
1981 Pass The Tab 3 Antonio Graell Albert S. Barrera Leopoldo Villareal 1-1/8 m 1:49.60 $90,000 G2
1980 Stone Manor 3 Pat Day James C. Bentley Gerald Armstrong 1-1/8 m 1:52.00 $90,000 G2
1979 Smarten 3 Sam Maple Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm Stable (Jim & Eleanor Ryan) 1-1/8 m 1:47.40 $90,000 G2
1978 Special Honor 3 Robert Breen Edward T. McCann G. Alvin Haynes 1-1/8 m 1:47.80 $90,000 G2
1977 Silver Series 3 Larry Synder Oscar Dishman Jr. Archie R. Donaldson 1-1/8 m 1:49.20 $90,000 G2
1976 Return of a Native 3 Garth Patterson William R. Pickett Sundance Stable 1-1/8 m 1:49.80 $75,000 G2
1975 Brent's Prince 3 Ben R. Feliciano James E. Morgan Mary Classen 1-1/8 m 1:49.40 $66,780 G2
1974 Stonewalk 3 Miguel A. Rivera Daniel J. Lopez Timberland Stable (Lopez Sr.) 1-1/8 m 1:53.20 $63,000 G2
1973 Our Native 3 Anthony Rini William Resseguet Jr. Elizabeth Pritchard 1-1/8 m 1:50.20 $63,882 G2
1972 Freetex 3 James Moseley William T. Raymond Middletown Stables (Joseph & William Stavola) 1-1/8 m 1:50.40 $64,134
1971 Twist The Axe 3 Robert Woodhouse George T. Poole Pastorale Stable (Barbara Vanderbilt Whitney Headley) 1-1/8 m 1:52.40 $32,256
1970 Climber 3 Heliodoro Gustines Thomas J. Kelly Brookmeade Stable 1-1/8 m 1:50.60 $25,641
1969 Berkley Prince 3 John Giovanni J. William Boniface Virgil Christopher & Philip S. Heisler 1-1/8 m 1:50.60 $22,450
1968 Te Vega 3 Mike Manganello George C. Berthold Brunswick Farm (Frank C. Sullivan) 1-1/8 m 1:51.00 $19,075
1967 Out The Window 3 Bobby Wall Robert D. Goldsberry James. R. Chapman 1-1/8 m 1:52.20 $21,000
1966 War Censor 3 David Kassen S. Bryant Ott Fourth Estate Stable (John S. Knight) 1-1/8 m 1:52.20 $22,320
1965 Terra Hi 3 Ronald J. Campbell Robert E. Holthus Bar O Stable 1-1/8 m 1:50.00 $21,020
1964 National 3 Pete D. Anderson Lucien Laurin Reginald N. Webster 1-1/16 m 1:44.60 $19,435
1963 Lemon Twist 3 Sidney LeJeune Jr. Peter C. Keiser Theodore DeLong Buhl 1-1/16 m 1:44.40 $20,572
1962 Gushing Wind 3 Robert L. Baird John O. Meaux T. Alie Grissom 1-1/16 m 1:42.80 $15,616
1961 Gay's Pal 3 Guy Smithson Mack Crawford H. C. Drew 1-1/16 m 1:43.60 $12,477
1960 Playgoer 3 Clarence Meaux W. Hal Bishop W. Hal Bishop Stable 1-1/16 m 1:47.80 $11,757
1959 On-and-On 3 Steve Brooks Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1-1/8 m 1:47.80 $19,730
1958 Terra Firma 3 Lois C. Cook R. Douglas Prewitt H. Edsall Olson & R. Douglas Prewitt 1-1/8 m 1:54.20 $19,980
1957 Manteau 3 Kenny Church Howard C. Hoffman Louis Lee Haggin II 1-1/8 m 1:49.00 $19,840
1956 Born Mighty 3 John Choquette Sylvester E. Veitch C. V. Whitney 1-1/8 m 1:55.80 $29,041
1955 Traffic Judge 3 Eddie Arcaro Woody Stephens Clifford H. Mooers 1-1/8 m 1:50.20 $28,938
1954 Timely Tip 3 Paul A. Ward Reid Armstrong A. L. Birch 1-1/8 m 1:49.80 $18,703
1953 Find 3 Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr. 1-1/8 m 1:48.00 $18,988
1952 Carter's Pride 3 Stanley Bielen Robert Brannock M. Carter & J. Johnson 1-1/8 m 1:54.60 $3,783
1936 - 1951 Race not held
1935 Paradisical 3 Lee Hardy Albert Miller Isaac Jacob Collins 1-1/8 m 1:51.20 $4,250
1933 - 1934 Race not held
1932 Economic 3 Francis Horn Clarence S. Buxton Jerome H. Louchheim 1-1/8 m 1:51.60 $7,760
1931 A La Carte 3 Frank Catrone Clarence S. Buxton Alton Stable (Jerome H. Louchheim) 1-1/8 m 1:58.00 $11,580
1930 Culloden 3 Pete Groos Daniel E. Stewart Johnson N. Camden Jr. 1-1/8 m 1:51.60 $
1929 Thistle Fyrn 3 V. Smith Edward Haughton George Collins 1-1/8 m 1:51.60 $11,880
1928 Sunfire 3 Roger Leonard Thomas J. Healey Richard T. Wilson Jr. 1-1/8 m 1:52.20 $
1927 Race not held
1926 Boot To Boot 3 Albert Johnson William A. Hurley Idle Hour Stock Farm Stable 1-1/8 m 1:57.00 $7,320
1925 Millwick 3 Kenny Noe Kimball Patterson Charles A. Mills 1-1/8 m 1:50.80 $7,320
1924 Black Gold 3 J. D. Mooney Hanley Webb Rosa M. Hoots 1-1/8 m 1:57.40 $4,000
1984 - 1923 Race not held
1883 Pilot 3 Watkins J. Nicholas Ackerman J. Nicholas Ackerman 1-1/2 m 2:55.00 $1,100
1882 Babcock 3 Kelso William Lakeland William Lakeland 1-1/2 m 2:45.00 $950
1881 Bootjack 3 Allen Edward D. Brown Milton Young 1-1/2 m 2:41.00 $550
1880 Mary Anderson 3 Caldwell & Co 1-1/2 m 2:52.00 $600
1879 Ben Hill 3 Charles Shauer Lloyd & Co. 1-1/2 m 2:54.00 $750
1878 Harper 3 McLellan Beatty & McClellan 1-1/2 m 2:40.50 $1,025
1877 McWhirter 3 Mr. James Abraham Perry Abe Buford 1-1/2 m 2:40.00 $975
1876 Bombay 3 Billy Walker Edward D. Brown Daniel Swigert 1-1/2 m 2:46.00 $1,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "JACK Thistledown Racino | JACK Entertainment". JACK Thistledown Racino-US. Retrieved 2020-06-17.
  2. ^ "Eight Stakes Elevated in Status for 2014". BloodHorse.com. Retrieved 2020-06-17.
  3. ^ "TOBA Releases Changes To 2017 American Graded Stakes Schedule". Horse Racing News | Paulick Report. 2016-12-02. Retrieved 2020-06-17.

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