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  • Mar 3, 2015

    July 31, 2012 - Barn Notes

    After a quiet Summit/ThistleDown meet, Joe Faulkner finds himself second among trainers and first among owners for the new Randall/Cranwood meet that began at ThistleDown July 18.

  • Feb 23, 2015

    July 23, 2012 - ThistleDown Barn Notes

    Newly arrived apprentice jockey Ricardo Mejias won his first ThistleDown race on Sat., July 21, when he brought Metrology from way back to take the seventh race for trainer Bobby Fiesman. Metrology was as many as 17 lengths behind in the mile-and-70-yards claiming race before closing in a hurry to get up by 2 1/2 lengths.

  • Oct 3, 2014

    October 3, 2014 - THISTLEDOWN RACINO QUADRUPLES SIZE OF GAMING PATIO

    October 2, 2014 (North Randall, Ohio) – ThistleDown Racino, which pioneered outdoor gaming in Ohio, has expanded Slush bar’s patio and quadrupled the number of outdoor Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs). The expanded gaming patio boasts 4,200-square-feet and opens Friday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m.

  • Mar 19, 2013

    March 19, 2013 - THISTLEDOWN RACINO SET TO OPEN APRIL 9 CULMINATING $88 MILLION REVAMP OF HISTORIC RACING ESTABLISHMENT

    Rock Ohio Caesars LLC (ROC) today announced that its latest Ohio gaming destination - ThistleDown Racino - will celebrate its grand opening on April 9, 2013, pending regulatory approval. Owned and developed by ROC, a joint venture between Rock Gaming LLC and Caesars Entertainment Corporation, ThistleDown's grand opening will usher in a new era in the storied history of the nearly 90-year-old Thoroughbred racetrack-turned-racino, and will include two performances by American Idol winner and Las Vegas headliner Taylor Hicks.

  • Jan 23, 2013

    January 23, 2013 - THISTLEDOWN RACINO WILL BRING NEW EXCITEMENT

    January 23, 2013 (CLEVELAND) - When ThistleDown Racino opens in Spring 2013, it will bring new and fun offerings to Northeast Ohio including gaming and live entertainment in addition to its tradition of live and simulcast racing. Renovations to update and add more than one thousand video lottery terminals (VLTs) to ThistleDown began in August 2012 and are expected to exceed $88 million. The construction team, led by a Cleveland-based team from Whiting & Turner, is working diligently to transform the main level of the facility.

  • Oct 25, 2012

    October 25, 2012 - ThistleDown Welcomes Fans for Breeders' Cup and Fan Appreciation Day

    ThistleDown will combine two fan favorites into one day Sat., Nov. 3, not only continuing the two-day simulcast of the Breeders' Cup World Championships but also celebrating Fan Appreciation Day.

  • Oct 5, 2012

    October 5, 2012 - Nominations are in for ThistleDown's Best of Ohio Series

    Nominations closed Wednesday for the Best of Ohio series, five stakes races showcasing Ohio-breds scheduled for Fri., Oct. 12, at ThistleDown. Entries will be drawn Mon., Oct. 8.

  • Sep 17, 2012

    September 17, 2012 - ThistleDown's New Food and Beverage Manager Introduces New Menu

    Under the direction of recently hired Food and Beverage Manager Sandra Foote, ThistleDown has unveiled a new menu for Silks, the track's restaurant and bistro.

  • Sep 17, 2012

    September 17, 2012 - ThistleDown Notes

    ThistleDown has opened registration for a local handicapping contest that will send three players to the 14th Annual Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in January. The two-day national tournament in Las Vegas offers a prize pool of at least $1.5 million, with $750,000 to the nation’s top handicapper.

  • Sep 15, 2012

    September 15, 2012 - ThistleDown Staffer Headed for Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame

    Preston Powell, part of the security team at ThistleDown race course, will be inducted into the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame on Wed., Sept. 19, in recognition of his prowess on the softball diamond.