Monday, July 23, 2001

River Downs hails women in racing

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        River Downs, in conjunction with the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners, will salute women in racing Saturday when the track features its $100,000 Queen City Oaks for 3-year-old Ohio-bred fillies and subsequent “Matchmaker Day.”

        The owners of the top three finishers in each race will have their choice of a stallion service that has been donated to the race by state breeding farms.

        “The owners get a free stud fee, while the stallion is assured of getting a quality mare to his book, in particular those that run 1-2-3 in the Queen City Oaks,” RD director of racing Gary Wilfert said.

        “We will have a luncheon in the afternoon,” said JoLynn Johnston, RD's director of marketing. “We have invited many of the top women involved in the sport to meet and greet fans at the track during the day.”

        For buffet tickets, call Gayle Babst at the OTBO offices (513) 574-5888. Admission and general parking at River Downs are free. First post is 12:55 p.m.


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