Feb 06, 2015
81st Ohio Derby to be worth $500,000
By: SPORTS NETWORK
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - ThistleDown Racino announced Wednesday that the Ohio Derby has received a purse increase of $200,000 to $500,000.
The 1 1/16-mile Ohio Derby will be held on Saturday, June 20. Last year's renewal was won by East Hall, ridden by Juan Leyva. As recently as 2013 the Ohio Derby had a purse of just $100,000.
In 1996, Skip Away won the race on his way to being named the year's champion 3-year-old colt and gelding and one year before he won the Eclipse Award as champion older male racehorse.
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