Thistledown To Resume Racing June 4; Derby Points Up For Grabs In June 27 Ohio Derby

JACK Thistledown Racino will kick off its 2020 racing season on Thursday, June 4 and will run through Wednesday, October 21.

Patrick Ellsworth, director of racing for JACK Thistledown, will feature an eight race card Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with first post at 12:50 p.m. ET.

The season will encompass select Saturday races including the 86th running of the Ohio Derby on Saturday, June 27 and the Best of Ohio series running on Saturday, August 8. The Grade 3 historic Ohio Derby features a purse of $500,000 making it the richest and only graded race in the state. The 2020 Ohio Derby has been announced as a part of the “Road to Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.” Points to the top four finishers will be worth 20-8-4-2 on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, which has been rescheduled to run at Churchill Downs on Saturday, September 5.

“We are thrilled to have JACK Thistledown Racino’s historic Ohio Derby become a part of the Road To The Kentucky Derby. As the only graded race in the state of Ohio, we have always been proud of the talent it draws and are excited to know this year’s performance will lead competitors to a chance of running in the world renown Kentucky Derby,” said Angela Matthews, general manager of JACK Thistledown Racino. “We look forward to cheering on the Ohio Derby and all our races during an exciting summer of horse racing at JACK Thistledown Racino.”

To view JACK Thistledown Racino’s complete racing schedule please visit jackentertainment.com/thistledown/racing.

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