October 23, 2020
TROPHY PRESENTATIONS TO BREEDERS OF WINNING HORSES THIS YEAR!
We shall see what “Tricks and Treats” are in store as the stars align in five tremendous Stake races on Best Of Ohio (BOO) Day at Mahoning Valley on October 31st. Is it just a coincidence that the “BOO” is on Halloween?!?! I think not!
77 Horses are nominated in the five stake races including past champions like Leona’s Reward, Mo Don’t Know, Forewarned, and Altissimo. Budding new stars like Esplanande and Alexandria are cross entered in both 2 year old races but they face multiple stake winners ready to establish themselves in their own right regardless of which races they choose.
New for this year will be Trophies for the Winning Breeders of all Best of Ohio races! The OTBO, under the specific direction of board member Tony Fischbach, have organized a “Toast to the Breeders” event. The breeders of all horses running will be recognized at the track on all video monitors. Each winning Best of Ohio Breeder will receive a beautiful trophy courtesy of Ohio’s own Big Dee’s Tack and Vet Supplies who have graciously agreed to sponsor the trophy program this year. Big thanks to them for their generous support of the OTBO and it’s members!
We strongly encourage any OTBO members who can to visit Mahoning for Best of Ohio Day and support and celebrate all the horsemen and horses that make this day so special. You never know – you might come home with a real “treat” in the form of a very nice trophy.
Costumes are optional of course!!!
Here is a link to all of the nominations:
Good luck to the connections of every horse entered!
OHIO 2020 MIXED HORSE SALE HUGE SUCCESS!
The Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners (OTBO) 2020 Mixed Horse Sale on October 15, 2020 was a huge success! Over 150 people turned out on a Thursday afternoon amidst a festive setting at the historic Delaware County Fairgrounds to bid on what could be the next Best of Ohio winner! Previous OTBO Ohio Sale horses have gone on to win multiple stake races. 74 lots went through the auction ring bringing a total of $528,500. Most of the winning bidders were on site but several horses were purchased through the online and phone in bidding options.
The sale topper was Hip #12, the Ohio bred Mobil Solution. Sold by the Estate of Gerald Silver, the multiple stakes winning 5 yr. old gelding was acquired for $88,000 by winning bidder Carmine Agnello. Mobil Solution will now be trained by Jeff Skerrett.
Executive Director of the OTBO Mike Annechino said, “What a fantastic day for Ohio Racing. The Sales Committee of the OTBO, along with the support of the Ohio HBPA and all its horsemen and women, worked extremely hard to provide an attractive marketplace for both buyers and sellers. The horses that went through the ring looked spectacular and offered tremendous value in all categories. The excellent sales results prove once again that Racing in Ohio is the Best Bet in the business!”
The Ohio racing program offers year-round racing with 43 stake races for Ohio breds totaling over $3.6 million in annual purses.
Full details of the sale results can be found at our web site: otbo.com
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