THISTLEDOWN: A DAY AT THE RACES (1987 Ohio Derby - LOST CODE)
A whirlwind of activity is constantly abuzz at the track from the backstretch, barn areas to the grandstand with its huge dining area and ticket areas and the various adminstrative offices.
Thistledown is an outstanding example of DeBartolo's serious committment to delivering quality and service to patrons as recent upgrades include a complete renovation of the grandstand with spacious dining areas and a giant outdoor track video screen - price tag $26 million.
But the improvements in quality go beyond the appearance and comfort of the grandstand; construction of new barn facilities will continue to attract quality Thoroughbreds enabling Thistledown to offer the kind of competitive racing action that fans have come to expect. And those standards of quality and excellence are high when the offering includes the rich pageantry of the Ohio Derby - a thrilling race day experience.
The viewer is taken on a virtual tour of all the varied activities that are conducted on a daily basis at Thistledown starting off with horses training at the crack of dawn with scenes of DEMONS BEGONE being tended to in the barn area, feeding time in the 1,600-stall barn facilities, mucking out stalls, horses being re-shoed, the silks and jocks rooms and just a typical day on the backstretch with hopes and momentum building for the upcoming Ohio Derby - the highlight of the entire racing season.
Next stop is in the grandstand, dining areas and the administrative offices - the more visible side of racing where tickets are bought, reservations are made and the kitchen in the banquet area is always hopping.
Finally, the Ohio Derby is upon us and the gala and traditons are in full swing - the entire running of the 1987 Ohio Derby is shown - LOST CODE wins authoritatively, PROUDEST DUKE in second and HOMEBUILDER in third. Other horses in that eight-horse field include WAR, COMPLICATE, DEMONS BEGONE, IRISH TEX, AMBER SPELL and VIGORO.
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