The Ohio HBPA is a non profit trade association which represents nearly 2,500 thoroughbred owners and trainers who race at Ohio’s three commercial Thoroughbred race tracks. The Ohio HBPA negotiates and represents its members interests with track management at Ohio’s tracks. The Ohio HBPA also represents its members interests in front of the Ohio legislature and the Ohio State Racing Commission. The Ohio HBPA helps to provide its members health care and retirement benefits through strong financial support of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Health Fund. The Ohio HBPA is an affiliate of the National HBPA which is based in Lexington, Kentucky. The Ohio HBPA is horsemen helping horsemen.
Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association
The Ohio HBPA Board of Directors is seeking the opinions of its members regarding a proposed plan to change the current Ohio Thoroughbred Fund Stakes Schedule in 2020. The proposed changes would create a “Best of Ohio” type program at each thoroughbred track featuring five $100,000 stakes races. This would replace the current program which has the Best of Ohio at one track each year with five $150,000 stakes. The proposed changes would not impact…Continue Reading »
Belterra Park has added three Mondays in September to the live racing schedule to make up for the three programs which were cancelled in July due to excessive heat. The track will now race on Monday, September 9th, 16th and 23rd.Continue Reading »
Training has been cancelled at Thistledown on Wednesday, August 7th due to adverse track conditions. A decision on live racing Wednesday will be made later this morning. Make up days will be scheduled for the two cancelled live days thus far at the track, Wednesday, July 7th and yesterday.Continue Reading »