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 Thoroughbred Racinos Gaming and Racing Update

Due to directives issued by the State of Ohio all three thoroughbred racetracks in Ohio; Belterra Park, Mahoning Valley Race Course and Thistledown are closed for business as of March 13, 2020 at 12am until further notice. Live racing at Mahoning Valley has been cancelled through Monday, March 16th. Live racing will resume at Mahoning Valley on Tuesday, March 17th with no spectators allowed. The main building will be closed. Horsemen wishing to watch their…

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