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
Belterra Park hosted the Best of Ohio series on a warm partly cloudy day in Cincinnati on Saturday, October 7th. The Best of Ohio series consists of five stakes races each worth $150,000 for Ohio-breds. Missap kicked off the stakes action scoring an easy five length gate to wire victory in the $150,000 John W. Galbreath Memorial for Ohio-bred 2-year-old fillies. Jockey Dean Sarvis expertly rated Missap through a slow opening half before drawing away…Continue Reading »
Thanks to the generosity of a former Ohio HBPA board member, the Ohio HBPA is proud to partner with Ohio University in offering a terrific scholarship opportunity for sons and daughters of Ohio trainers. The scholarship will include full tuition, room and board at Ohio University and is renewable for 4 years. Eligibility requirements include being the son of daughter of a trainer who has been licensed for at least five years and is currently…Continue Reading »
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) has donated $50,000 to support the program’s aftercare efforts at their Ohio facility. In 2016, New Vocations took in over 450 retired racehorses, 66 of which came directly from an Ohio racetrack or farm. “It is important to the Ohio HBPA that our retired Thoroughbreds be given a chance to thrive in a second career. We are proud to…Continue Reading »