Results of Ohio Derby, (Grade III), at Thistledown on June 23

The Ohio Derby a Grade III for three-year- old colts and gelding at one-eight miles on the dirt. Purse $500,000.

Ohio Derby Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Takedown Luis H. Colon Lacey Gaudet 20/1
2 Flameaway Jose Lezcano Mark Casse 5/2
3 Lone Sailor Irad Ortiz, Jr. Thomas Amoss 3/1
4 Caloric Ricardo Mejias Odin Londono, Jr 30/1
5 Title Ready C.J. McMahon Steve Asmussen 10/1
6 Trigger Warning Irwin Rosendo Mike Rone 12/1
7 Diamond King Frankie Pennington John Servis 6/1
8 Machismo Kevin Radke Anthony Quartarolo 20/1
9 O’Kratos Channing Hill Darwin Banach 12/1
10 Core Beliefs Joseph Talamo Peter Eurton 5/1
11 Dream Baby Dream Ricardo Feliciano Steve Asmussen 15/1
12 Last Drop of Wine T. D. Houghton Anthony Rini SCR


Flameaway took the early lead in the clubhouse turn. Caloric and Trigger Warning pressed Flameaway midway the back stretch. Flameaway and Trigger Warning dueled around the final turn. Trigger Warning took a slight turning for home. Core Beliefs and Lone Sailor dueled Trigger Warning for the lead down the stretch.  Core Beliefs took the lead near the eighth pole and was able to hold off Lone Sailor for a nose to capture the Ohio Derby. Flameaway gave way in the final sixteenth to finish 6th. Running time – 1:51.08.

$2 Wager Paid:

PP Horse Win Second Third
10 Core Beliefs $7.60 $3.80 $3.20
3 Lone Sailor $2.80 $2.60
6 Trigger Warning $13.20


Our top three picks are:

  • Lone Sailor
  • Flameaway
  • Core Beliefs

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