Ballroom Blitz Victorious In Best Of Ohio Distaff At Mahoning Valley by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund|10.30.202110.30.2021|3:53pm3:54pm Ballroom Blitz wins the Best of Ohio Distaff at Mahoning Valley. Mahoning Valley Racecourse in Youngstown, Ohio hosted five $100,000 Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund (OTRF) Best of Ohio stakes on Saturday, Oct. 30, and despite less than ideal weather conditions, these events gave racing fans a delightful afternoon of excitement. Ballroom Blitz captured the first event, the Best of Ohio Distaff for registered Ohio-bred fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, besting six rivals handily over the one and one-eighth miles in 1:53.71 with jockey Gerardo Corrales in the irons. Bred and trained by Robert Gorham for owner Marion Gorham, this 3-year-old daughter by Alternation-Tangueray Miss, by Cowboy Call picked up her fourth career starts in 13 tries as the 4-1 choice, upping her career earnings to $152,215. “This filly is relatively young and as with most of the 3-year-olds, she's been improving at this time of year,” said trainer Gorham. “The jockey gave her an excellent ride, so it was just a great day for her.” Ballroom Blitz finished 7½ lengths ahead of 8-5 rival Sally Strong (Luis Rivera), with 7-1 High Fire (Luis Gonzalez) third.