09/10/2001 12:00AM

Thistledown: Maidens no more


NORTH RANDALL, Ohio - U S S Tinosa ($11.80) and his trainer, Larry Richardson, each won their first race in the $75,000 Juvenile Stakes at Thistledown.

U S S Tinosa defeated favorite Watch Me Fire by a length, and it was 10 lengths back to Truth Matters, who finished third in the field of 10 Ohio-bred 2-year-olds.

Richardson has had his trainer's license only since last month.