Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association

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.

Barn Area Safety Protocols for Thistledown and Belterra Park

The barn area opens at Thistledown today, May 26th and on Saturday, May 30th at Belterra Park. The following safety protocols have been put in place and must be followed by those in the barn area at either track. 1. A mask or face covering must be worn at all times. 2. Trainers are responsible for daily health screenings on their employees. (To help fulfill this requirement the Ohio HBPA has created a one-page form…

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Covid-19 Health Screening Form Available for Download and Copying

One of the protocols listed in the “Protocols for a Safe Return to Racing w/o Spectators” which was adopted by the OSRC along with their resolution to resume live racing in Ohio, states that “Trainers, Contractors & Vendors will perform medical screening for all of their employees who wish to enter the barn area or front side area(s) in accordance with applicable public health order or recommendations.” The Ohio HBPA has developed a simple one…

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