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 Cardinal Handicap for Ohio Registered 3 year olds and up at 6 furlongs with a $75,000 purse and the First Lady Stakes for Ohio Registered 3-year-old fillies at 6 furlongs also carrying a purse of $75,000 have both been rescheduled for Friday, November 27th at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Both Stakes were originally scheduled for Saturday, November 21st at Mahoning Valley but that racing date has been cancelled. Please note both stakes will now…Continue Reading »
Live racing at Mahoning Valley Race Course is cancelled through Saturday, November 21st with an expected return date for live racing of Monday, November 23rd. An employee of Mahoning Valley Race Course is hospitalized in the ICU and has tested positive for Covid 19. Through video surveillance of the jocks room is has been determined that at least 12 Mahoning Valley racing officials and employees had exposure to that employee which will require a 14-day…Continue Reading »
The Best of Ohio Program at Mahoning valley Race course was conducted Saturday, October 31st. On a sunny, cool fall day with the track sealed and listed as muddy following more than 2 inches of rain the previous two days in the Youngstown area, just shy of $1.2 million dollars was wagered on the 10 race Best of Ohio program which were all restricted to Ohio-breds. Owner-breeder Maccabee Farm captured the first Best Of Ohio…Continue Reading »