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
Live racing has been cancelled at Mahoning Valley on both Tuesday, January 16th and Wednesday, January 17th due to inclement weather and adverse track conditions. The track will be open during regular training hours both days to allow horsemen to get their horses out of the stalls to stretch their legs. Training should be limited to jogging only due to current track conditions. Live racing will resume at Mahoning Valley Race Course this…Continue Reading »
Due to inclement weather and adverse track conditions live racing has been cancelled at Mahoning Valley on Monday, January 15th. All three of the racing dates which have been cancelled thus far this year will be made up during 2018 with the make up dates to be announced here when they are set.Continue Reading »
Mahoning Valley Race Course, in cooperation with the Ohio HBPA, announced a 5-7% purse increase to be effective January 2, 2018. Purses for maiden special weights will increase from $21,000 to $22,100 and allowance races will be as high as $29,000 up from their current $27,500. “Thanks to increased handle and continued strong support of the VLT operation, we can pass along some of these increases to the participating horsemen,” said Ed Vomacka, racing secretary…Continue Reading »