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.

Belterra Park Covid 19 Positive

A groom who stays in a dorm room at Belterra park has tested positive for Covid 19. He is currently hospitalized. The Hamilton County Health Department has informed the Ohio HBPA that due to the positive additional screening requirements must be put in place for those living in the same dorm building. Those residing in dorm building A will be required to be screened three times per day through July 13th. At least one of…

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2020 Ohio HBPA Board of Directors Election Notice

Below is the 2020 Ohio HBPA Board of Directors election notice which was mailed out to our members as well as the 2020 Ohio HBPA election schedule. If you are a member and have not received this notice by Friday, June 12th please contact Kathy Moore at(614) 875-1269 and give her your current address. The Ohio State Racing Commission is no longer providing members addresses to the Ohio HBPA so if you are a new…

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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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