United States District Court Chief Judge Algenon Marbley yesterday granted the Ohio HBPA’s motion for prejudgment interest in their case versus Belterra Park et. al. for retroactive VLT monies owed.
In March, 2023 Chief Judge Marbley had granted the HBPA’s motion for summary judgment in the case in the amount of $2,872,910.45 and allowed the HBPA to file for prejudgment interest in the case.
Yesterday’s ruling grants the Ohio HBPA $613,307.34 in prejudgment interest for a total final judgment of $3,486,217.79. Belterra Park has 30 days to appeal the final judgment.
A copy of yesterday’s ruling can be seen below.
Decision Granting In Part Prejudgment Interest (2)
ue to anticipated excessive heat Belterra park management has decided to cancel
racing both Thursday, August 24th and Friday August, 25th.
Thursday’s card will be run as previously drawn next Tuesday, August 29th. Any
horsemen wishing to scratch from that card may do so without penalty.
The makeup day for Friday will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd.
Beginning next Tuesday, August 15th first post time will change to 12:05pm on all live racing days.
Training will be from 6am to 10:30am Monday through Saturday beginning next
Monday, August 14th with a break daily from 8 to 8:30am Tuesday through Saturday
Belterra Park has cancelled racing tomorrow Friday, July 28th due to anticipated excessive heat. The card will be
run as originally drawn next Tuesday, August 1st with a first post time of
11:25am. Any trainer wishing to scratch on Tuesday due to the date change will
be able to do so without penalty. Training hours Tuesday will be from 5 to
Regular training hours resume Wednesday and the first post will be back to the
Post time has been moved up to 11:25am this Thursday through Saturday July 27 through July 29th due to excessive heat. Training hours have also been moved forward to 5:00am to 9:30am each day.
The Jim Morgan Memorial/Tah Dah Stakes and the Vivacious Stakes both of which were cancelled today due to unsafe track conditions at Belterra Park will be made up next Saturday, July 22nd.
Entries for both stakes will be taken this Tuesday and any horse on the original nomination list for either stake is eligible to enter regardless of whether they had been entered today or not.
The final six races at Belterra Park were cancelled today due to unsafe track
By contract the track can either make up the entire card or make up the 6
cancelled races by adding additional races to regularly scheduled cards over the
next two weeks.
STRANGLES QUARANTINE RULES
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, BARN 26 & 27 REMAIN UNDER QUARANTINE
HORSES STABLED IN BARNS 26 & 27 WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO TRAIN FROM 10:00AM – 11:00AM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
ALL OTHER HORSES WILL TRAIN FROM 6:00AM-10:00AM WITH A HARROW BREAK FROM 8:30AM-9:00AM. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL HORSES ARE CLEAR FROM TRACK AT 10:00AM TO ALLOW HORSES FROM BARN 26 & 27 TO TRAIN.
WASH RACK HOURS
THE WASH RACK LOCATED NEXT TO THE TRACK KITCHEN WILL BE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY TO HORSES IN BARN 26 & 27 FROM 10:00AM-11:30AM.
As a result of a horse having a positive PCR test for Strangles barns 26 and 27 have been quarantined as a precautionary measure as of July 5th.
We are awaiting results of confirmatory tests on the horse which had the positive PCR test. Other horses in the quarantined barns will also be tested.
We will keep everyone posted when further information becomes available.
Thistledown has cancelled live racing for today Thursday, June 29th due to air quality issues. The date will be made up.