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.

Mahoning Valley Strangles Update

The quarantine on barn 7 at Mahoning Valley Race Course was lifted on February 14th after all horses in that barn tested negative for a second time. Barn 4 remains quarantined at the track as nasal swab testing of all horses in that barn on Friday, February 9th returned three positive tests. The horses which tested positive from barn 4 have all been removed from the grounds.

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2024 OTRF Ohio Race Calendar

Below is a spreadsheet containing the Ohio-bred allowance and maiden special weight races at each track for 2024. This is a project initiated by the Ohio HBPA in order to help horsemen be able to plan for upcoming Ohio races. 2024 OTRF Ohio races Calendar

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