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
Mahoning Valley Racecourse concluded its Fall Meet and 2018 calendar season this past Saturday and did so with yet another annual increase in wagering. Since its launch in 2014, the young racetrack in Austintown, Ohio, has seen handle increases each calendar year since opening its doors. All told, wagering volume on the Mahoning product for 2018 increased 10.6% compared to the prior year. “We are extremely proud to announce yet another increase in handle and…Continue Reading »
The Ohio HBPA Board of Directors elected owners John Royer and Dick McCall to fill the two empty owner seats on its board at its meeting held on November 15, 2018. Royer and McCall will each serve four year terms. Dr. George Sikura was elected as an alternate in the owner only category for the next two years.Continue Reading »
Trainer or owner/trainer Top three vote getters in trainer or owner/trainer category are elected to a 4 year term. Fourth place finisher is the alternate for the next two years. Joe Poole 215 votes Mike Rone 194 Susan Anderson 171 Mark Doering 136 Rodney Faulkner 118 Don Radcliff Jr. 72 T Owner Only Top vote getter in the owner only category is elected to a 4 year term. Ohio HBPA board of directors will fill…Continue Reading »