06/18/2015 11:40AM

Whiskey Ticket, Divining Rod square off in lucrative Ohio Derby


The Ohio Derby lost its Grade 3 status in 2014, but its $500,000 purse is certainly far better than the prize money connected with most listed stakes. The chance for a huge payday without having to face American Pharoah has lured nine 3-year-olds to suburban Cleveland, including six who ran in at least one leg of the Triple Crown series.