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Thistledown Racetrack Guide

Officially named Jack Thistledown Racino, this racecourse is situated in North Randall, Ohio.

Named a Racino because the site features both a racetrack and a casino.

You can expect Thistledown picks between April and September when the season is live.

The track features a one-mile oval dirt track, there is no turf tack at the venue.

For news on Thistledown entries and Thistledown results, head over to this site.

For wagers on racing at other racetracks, head over to the main racing tips page.

Thistledown Racecourse Map

Thistledown Address: 21501 Emery Rd, North Randall, OH 44128, United States

Thistledown Phone Number: 216-662-8600

Thistledown Flat Racecourse Map
Thistledown Flat Racecourse Map

Best Thistledown Racing Tips

Each race scheduled to take place at Thistledown will be listed here close to race day. With each race, we will highlight the most tipped runner.

This is the runner who has received the most predictions from our tipsters in the race. The number of picks received will also be shown.

The total number of predictions on the race is listed, using this number we calculate the percentage of tips supporting the runner.

As a result, you can see what percentage of our tipsters have picked that runner. The 'Value Rating' uses that percentage along with the current odds of the runner.

This is presented in the way of a star rating, five stars highlighting the best-predicted value for the runner.

You can click on any of the races for a more detailed breakdown. Each runner in the race will be displayed along with the number of tips for each of them.

Our racing tipsters also leave comments on horses they have predicted. This is an insight into their thinking and why they have picked this horse.

Placing Wagers on Thistledown Racing Picks

Placing wagers on the Thistledown predictions is made hassle-free for the bettors.

You will see an 'Add' to betslip option with each runner, clicking this will add that runner to your betslip.

You can add picks from this page, on the event page or on any page on the site where there are tips available.

Additionally, you can continue adding as many picks as you want or you can just add a single tip.

Once you have all the picks added to your betslip, you can then see which bookmaker is offering you the best odds.

Finally, selecting this bookmaker will transfer your betslip to the selected bookie where you can place your wager.

Thistledown Notable Races

The most prestigious race at Thistledown is the Grade 3 Ohio Derby.

  • Angenora Stakes
  • Dr T. F. Classen Memorial Stakes
  • Cleveland Gold Cup
  • Rose DeBartolo Memorial Stakes
  • George Lewis Memorial Stakes
  • Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes
  • Ohio Derby
  • Miss Ohio Stakes
  • Governor's Buckeye Cup
  • Distaff (Best of Ohio)
  • Endurance (Best of Ohio)
  • Sprint (Best of Ohio)
  • Juvenile Stakes
  • Honey Jay Stakes

Best Thistledown Trainers

Here are the leading trainers based on the number of wins in 2023:

TrainerRunnersWinnersWins %Earnings
Radosevich, Jeffrey A2364419%$1m
Gorham, Robert M1783922%$1.1m
Rivera, Nestor1643723%$826k
Hamm, Timothy E1513725%$1.2m
Urieta, Johanna1813519%$679k
Shanyfelt, Valerie K1283124%$558k
Zielinski, Richard1672817%$753k
Puhl, Kim A1132825%$643k
Rone, Michael L1372720%$660k
Jackson, James R1102725%$752k

Best Thistledown Jockeys

Here are the leading jockeys based on the number of wins in 2023:

JockeyRidesWinnersWins %Earnings
Rivera, Luis Raul3467221%$1.8m
Diaz, Angel I3896717%$1.6m
Gonzalez, Luis Antonio2696725%$1.4m
Salazarbecerra, F3205718%$1.4m
Barbaran, Erik2545220%$1.3m
Batista, Luis Alberto2654115%$947k
Bowen, Rocco1833821%$941k
Bracho, Jose A1703521%$806k
Rodriguez, Guillermo2282913%$771k
Feliciano, Ricardo1462718%$737k

With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for Thistledown Racetrack which includes the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using statistics from Equibase.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field of horse racing. He has a thorough understanding of the sport, from analyzing complex statistical data to being part of a winning syndicate at the Cheltenham Festival. Andy is responsible for managing the horse racing trend blogs on OLBG.
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