Five Best Of Ohio Events Scheduled For Saturday At Thistledown

Jack Thistledown plays host to five $100,000 Best of Ohio events on Saturday, Aug. 14, beginning with a first race post time of 12:20 pm, ET.

That first event is the $100,000 Best of Ohio Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes, a six-furlong sprint for 2-year-old Ohio Registered foals. Scheduled as the first race, this will be the 30th running of the classic event for freshmen, that features ten youngsters vying for first prize. Corner Office, who captured the $75,000 Hoover Stakes on July 23 at Belterra, heads up this field.

The 53rd running of the $100,000 Best of Ohio Miss Ohio Stakes has been carded as race two on the ten-race program, and features six, 2-year-old Ohio Registered fillies competing in a six-furlong test. Post time is set for 12:50 pm. Candle Hours, who was second in the $75,000 Tah Dah Stakes on July 9 at Belterra, will battle recent winners Starlit Secret, Squid, and Flatter Her Again.

Race seven will get underway at 3:20 pm, and features 11 Ohio Registered, fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, batting in the $100,000 Best of Ohio Pay The Man Stakes. The 36th running of this classic Ohio stake will be contested at one and one eight miles over the Cleveland dirt. Stakes winners Grizabella, Drillit, Moonlit Mission and Totally Obsessed will vie in here.

The 72nd running of the $100,000 Best of Ohio Governor’s Buckeye Cup has been carded as Race 8, with nine Ohio Registered foals, 3-year-olds and up, slated to break from the Thistledown gate. Post time in 3:50 pm for the 1¼ mile contest. Multiple stake winner Mobil Solution, Magna Man and Sammy Da Bull are all slated to battle.

The $100,000 Best of Ohio Honey Jay Stakes, a six-furlong sprint, will feature 12 Ohio Registered foals, 3-year-olds and up going postward. Set as Race 9 with a 4:20 pm post, this 33rd running of the classic Ohio sprint features fan favorites and multiple stake champions Altissimo and Mo Dont No in a long-awaited slugfest.

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