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.

Ohio HBPA Board Approves Strangles Quarantine Benevolence

AT its meeting on Friday, May 17th the Ohio HBPA board of directors approved the following motion: “The Ohio HBPA will aid in paying the expenses of owners which had a race horse(s) which were stabled in a barn in which track management or HISA ordered a Strangles quarantine for 30 days or more during the Mahoning Valley Race Course 2024 Winter-Spring meeting. Such owners are eligible to fill out a Strangles Quarantine Benevolence Form…

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Ship In Protocols for Belterra Park and Thistledown

Below are the requirements when shipping in a horse to stable or race at Belterra Park. Thistledown has not provided a written document but the requirements are the same at Belterra Park’s with the exception of you do not need an inbound horse declaration form filled out for Thistledown. Ship-In Requirements 2024 bpc

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Mahoning Valley Barn 4 Quarantine Lifted

March 29, 2024 Test results are back and all horses in barn 4 were negative for Strangles. The quarantine on barn 4 has been lifted. There are no more horses or barns in quarantine at Mahoning Valley. The requirements to ship in will remain in place through the end of the meet at Mahoning Valley on April 13, 2024.

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