Black Onyx spins out a win in the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes


The win gives Black Onyx 50 points in the Road to the Kentucky Derby points system and moves him into the number three slot on the leaderboard, behind Will Take Charge and Vyjack. Uncaptured added 20 points to bring his total to 30 and place him eighth on the leaderboard. Giant Finish earned 10 points, but is not Triple Crown nominated (connections say it’s highly likely they will nominate him), so he’s not on the leaderboard. Taken by the Storm earned five points for his fourth place finish.

Black Onyx returned $33.40, $14.20, and $10.80. Uncaptured paid $5.80 and $4.80 and completed the $2 exacta for $220.80. Giant Finish paid $14.40 and completed the $.50 trifecta for $1,166.30. Taken by the Storm completed the $.10 superfecta for $2,363.70. The final time for the 1 1/8 mile race over the fast Polytrack was 1:51:98.

Photo: Courtesy Kentucky Derby/Pat Lang Photos

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