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 horses run on tv rather than on the apron can do so in the racing office. Entries for Wednesday, March 18th will be taken on Monday, March 16th.

Wagering on Mahoning Valley’s live racing will be available through your favorite ADW site.

Dan Guttman Reappointed to Thoroughbred Advisory Board

Daniel J. Guttman appointed to Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund Advisory Committee

For Immediate Release: March 2, 2020

Daniel J. Guttman, of Columbus, Ohio has been appointed by the Honorable Governor Mike DeWine to the Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund (OSDF) Advisory Committee. Guttman, 48, will serve a term of three years. This is his second appointment to the OSDF.

Guttman is a longtime Thoroughbred owner with a JD from The Ohio State University and a partner in the Columbus, OH-based law firm of Baker Hostetler LLP.

Gutttman—a member of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association (OTBO)—has advised Thoroughbred syndicates on contracts, organizational matters and related activities. As well, he has owned horses racing in graded stakes and on the Breeders Cup undercard at tracks such as Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Santa Anita, Del mar and Gulfstream.

Guttman’s professional experience includes providing counsel to municipalities, airport and regional transit authorities, counties and sheriff’s offices, townships, Councils of Government, personnel appeals boards of review, civil service commission and other pubic and quasi-public bodies.

Guttman is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© and in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business©. He serves on The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s National Council of Advisors and on the Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association’s Statewide Legislative Committee, and was recipient of the Outstanding Managing Editor Award for his role as managing editor of The Ohio State Journal On Dispute Resolution.

Mahoning Valley Quarantine

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Currently one barn at Mahoning Valley is under quarantine. No horses are allowed to leave the grounds until the quarantine has been lifted. Beginning when entries are taken tomorrow Wednesday, February 19 for Saturday, February 22 horses stabled in Ohio will be allowed to enter but will be required to ship in to the receiving barn and remain there until the quarantine has been lifted. Below is a history of what let to the quarantine and what we know as of now.

A horse that was exhibiting mild neurological signs about twelve days ago, that has since recovered, was tested as a precaution for Herpes and showed positive. The barn was quarantined and all horses in that barn as well as the 2 racetrack lead ponies were tested for EHV last Friday, February 14th.

All horses including the original positive horse were negative except for one horse which tested positive but has no fever and is exhibiting no signs of infection or neurological signs. Currently only one barn is quarantined and no horses are allowed to leave the grounds.

A total of six horses including both of the horses which have at one point tested positive will be retested this Thursday, February 20th and the tests will immediately be transported to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. If they all are negative it is likely that the ODA quarantine will be lifted.

We will provide further updates on this site as they become available.

OSRC Approves 2020 Thoroughbred and Standardbred Stakes Schedules

For immediate release: December 19, 2019 By Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

The Ohio State Racing Commission approved both the Standardbred and Thoroughbred 2020 stakes schedules at its Dec. 18, 2019 meeting at the Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH.

The 2020 approved Standardbred (Ohio Sires Stakes) schedule is below:
Date Day Track Age/Gender/Gait/Leg
May 1 Friday Miami Valley 3-Year-Old Filly Trot & 3-Year-Old Filly Pace, Leg 1
May 3 Sunday Miami Valley 3-Year-Old Colt Trot & 3-Year-Old Colt Pace, Leg 1
June 6 Saturday Northfield Park 3-Year-Old Colt Pace & 3-Year-Old Filly Pace, Leg 2
June 13 Saturday Scioto Downs 3-Year-Old Colt Trot, Leg 2
June 19 Friday Scioto Downs 3-Year-Old Filly Trot, Leg 2
July 3 Friday Northfield Park 2-Year-Old Colt Trot & 2-year-Old Filly Trot, Leg 1
July 4 Saturday Scioto Downs 3-Year-Old Filly Pace, Leg 3
July 10 Friday Northfield Park 3-Year-Old Colt Trot & 3-Year-Old Filly Trot, Leg 3
July 11 Saturday Scioto Downs 2-Year-Old Colt Pace & 2-Year-Old Filly Pace, Leg 1
July 17 Friday Scioto Downs 2-Year-Old Colt Trot & 2-Year-Old Filly Trot, Leg 2
July 18 Saturday Scioto Downs 3-Year-Old Colt Pace, Leg 3
July 24 Friday Scioto Downs 2-Year-Old Filly Pace, Leg 2
July 25 Saturday Northfield Park 2-Year-Old Colt Pace, Leg 2
Aug 7 Friday Northfield Park 2-Year-Old Filly Trot & 2-Year-Old Filly Pace, Leg 3
Aug 8 Saturday Scioto Downs 2-year-Old Colt Pace, Leg 3
Aug 10 Monday Northfield Park 2-Year-Old Colt Trot, Leg 3
Aug 14 Friday Scioto Downs 3-Year-Old Filly Trot, Leg 4
Aug 15 Saturday Northfield Park 3-Year-Old Colt Trot & 3-Year-Old Filly Pace, Leg 4
Aug 17 Monday Northfield Park 2-Year-Old Colt Pace & 2-Year-Old Filly Pace, Leg 4
Aug 21 Friday Scioto Downs 2-Year-Old Colt Trot & 2-Year-Old Filly Trot, Leg 4
Aug 22 Saturday Northfield Park 3-Year-Old Colt Pace, Leg 4
Sept 5 Saturday Scioto Downs 2- & 3-Year-Olds Super Night $300,000 Championships
Oct 16 Friday Dayton Raceway 4-Year-Olds & Up $85,000 Championships
Oct 17 Saturday Northfield Park 2- & 3-Year-Olds $75,000 Consolations

The 2020 approved Thoroughbred (Best of Ohio Series) schedule is below:
Date Day Track Stake/Age/Gender/
Mar 21 Saturday Mahoning Valley Southern Park Stakes, 3-Year-Old Fillies

April 11 Saturday Mahoning Valley Howard B. Noonan Stakes, 3-Year-Olds

May 9 Saturday Belterra Park Best of Ohio Tall Stack Stakes, 3-Year-Olds

May 9 Saturday Belterra Park Best of Ohio Norm Barren-Queen City Oaks, 3-Year-Old Fillies

May 9 Saturday Belterra Park Best of Ohio Babst/Palacious Memorial, 3-Year-Olds & Up

May 9 Saturday Belterra Park Best of Ohio Diana Stakes, 3-Year-Olds & Up Fillies & Mares

May 9 Saturday Belterra Park Best of Ohio Sydney Gendelman Memorial, 3-Year-Olds & Up

May 30 Saturday Thistledown Dr. T. F. Classen Memorial Stakes, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Accredited Fillies & Mares

May 31 Sunday Belterra Park Green Carpet Stakes, 3-Year-Olds
June 6 Saturday Thistledown Michael F. Rowland Memorial Handicap, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Accredited

June 20 Saturday Thistledown George Lewis Memorial, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Accredited

June 20 Saturday Thistledown J. William Petro Memorial Handicap, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares

June 27 Saturday Thistledown Daniel Stearns Cleveland Gold Cup, 3-Year-Olds

July 4 Saturday Belterra Park Hoover Stakes, 2-Year-Olds

July 4 Saturday Belterra Park Cincinnatian Stakes, 3-Year-Olds, Accredited Fillies

July 11 Saturday Belterra Park Jim Morgan Memorial-Tah Dah Stakes, 2-Year-Old Fillies

July 12 Sunday Belterra Park Vivacious Handicap, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares

July 18 Saturday Belterra Park Buckeye Native Stakes, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Accredited

July 19 Sunday Belterra Park Tomboy Stakes, 3-Year-Old Fillies

Aug 8 Saturday Thistledown Best of Ohio Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes, 2-Year-Olds

Aug 8 Saturday Thistledown Best of Ohio Miss Ohio Stakes, 2-Year-Old Fillies

Aug 8 Saturday Thistledown Best of Ohio Honey Jay Stakes, 3-Year-Olds & Up

Aug 8 Saturday Thistledown Best of Ohio Pay The Man Stakes, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares

Aug 8 Saturday Thistledown Best of Ohio Governor’s Buckeye Cup Stakes, 3-Year-Olds & Up

Aug 9 Sunday Belterra Park Horizon Stakes, 3-Year-Olds, Accredited

Sept 4 Friday Belterra Park Miss Southern Ohio Stakes, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Accredited Fillies & Mares

Sept 12 Saturday Thistledown Mackey Memorial-Angenora Stakes, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares

Sept 18 Friday Belterra Park Loyalty Stakes, 2-Year-Olds, Accredited

Sept 26 Saturday Thistledown Catlaunch Stakes, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Accredited

Oct 3 Saturday Thistledown Emerald Necklace Stakes, 2-Year-Olds, Accredited Fillies

Oct 10 Saturday Thistledown Scarlet & Gray Handicap, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares

Oct 31 Saturday Mahoning Valley Best of Ohio Distaff Stakes, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares

Oct 31 Saturday Mahoning Valley Best of Ohio Endurance Stakes, 3-Year-Olds & Up

Oct 31 Saturday Mahoning Valley Best of Ohio Sprint Stakes, 3-Year-Olds & Up

Oct 31 Saturday Mahoning Valley Best of Ohio Juvenile Stakes, 2-Year-Olds

Oct 31 Saturday Mahoning Valley Best of Ohio John Galbreath Memorial Stakes, 2-Year-Old Fillies

Nov 7 Saturday Mahoning Valley Ohio Debutante Stakes, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Accredited Fillies & Mares

Nov 21 Saturday Mahoning Valley Cardinal Handicap, 3-Year-Olds & Up

Nov 21 Saturday Mahoning Valley First Lady Stakes, 3-Year-Olds, Fillies

Nov 28 Saturday Mahoning Valley Glacial Princess Stakes, 2-Year-Olds, Accredited Fillies

Nov 28 Saturday Mahoning Valley Ruff/Kirchberg Memorial Handicap, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Accredited

Dec 19 Saturday Mahoning Valley Joshua S. Radosevich Memorial-Ohio Freshman Stakes, 2-Year-Olds, Accredited

Dec 19 Saturday Mahoning Valley Bobbie Bricker Memorial Handicap, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Accredited Fillies & Mares

These 2020 schedules can be found at the OSRC website at www.racingohio.net. For information on the Standardbred (Ohio Sires Stakes) schedule, contact Kimberly Rinker at 614-779-0269 or at [email protected] For information on the Thoroughbred (Best of Ohio Series) schedule, contact Greg Veit at 614-779-0268 or at [email protected]

Ohio State Racing Commission Press Release on New Medication Thresholds

Ohio State Racing Commission reminds
Horsemen of Therapeutic Medication Resolution

For Immediate Release: December 19, 2019

The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) reminds Ohio horsemen that the new therapeutic medication resolution for regulatory thresholds takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

The resolution and OSRC regulatory thresholds list can be found at the OSRC website (www.racingohio.net) under Licenses, Laws & Rules.

OSRC Commissioner Beth Hansen, chair of the OSRC Medication Committee (OSRC-MC), presented the resolution at the Sept. 23, 2019 OSCR Meeting where it was unanimously approved.

For questions, please contact William Crawford, OSRC Executive Director at 614-466-2758 or at [email protected]

OHIO STATE RACING COMMISSION RESOLUTION 2019-07

WHEREAS, The Ohio State Racing Commission (“Commission”) has the authority under Ohio Revised Code 3769.03 to prescribe rules and conditions under which horse racing may be conducted;

WHEREAS, Ohio Administrative Code sections 3769-8-01 (A)(2) and 3769-18- 01 (A)(2) state the Commission may, by order, establish a system of classification of prohibited foreign substances, to include methods of detection and/or regulatory thresholds recommended penalties and disciplinary measures for the presence of said substances in test samples;

WHEREAS, Ohio Administrative Code sections 3769-8-01 (A)(2) and 3769-18- 01 (A)(2) further state in determining the substances to be classified the Commission shall give due consideration to the uniform classification guidelines of foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rules revised by the association of racing commissioners international;

WHEREAS, The Commission has established a medication committee which has reviewed industry therapeutic medication thresholds and the Commission’s current list of Regulatory Thresholds for Prohibited Substances;

WHEREAS, The medication committee received industry input regarding the misuse and/or abuse of these therapeutic medications and the detrimental effect on the equine athlete and to all of horse racing;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AND ORDERED, by the Commission
that the following substances are approved as the Commission’s Regulatory Thresholds for Prohibited Substances:

Substance Threshold Matrix
Acepromazine HEP10 ng/ml urine
Albuterol 1 ng/ml urine
Betamethasone 10 pg/ml blood
Butorphanol 10 ng/ml urine
Cetirizine 6 ng/ml blood
Cimetidine 400 ng/ml Blood
Clenbuterol 25 pg/ml blood
Dantrolene 5-OH dantrolene blood
0.1 ng/ml
Detomidine 1 ng/ml blood
Dexamethasone 5 pg/ml blood
Diclofenac 5 ng/ml blood
DMSO 10 ug/ml blood
Firocoxib 20 ng/ml blood
Flunixin 20 ng/ml blood
Furosemide 100 ng/ml blood
Glycopyrrolate 3 pg/ml blood
Guaifenesin 12 ng/ml blood
Isoflupredone 100 pg/ml blood
Isoxuprine 1 ug/ml urine
Ketoprofen 2 ng/ml blood
Lidocaine 20 pg/ml blood
of total 3-OH Lidocaine

Mepivacaine 10 ng/ml of 3-OH Mepivacaine blood
Limit of Detection in urine
Methocarbamol 1 ug/ml urine
Methylprednisolone 100 pg/ml blood
Omeprazole 10 ng/ml blood
Phenylbutazone 2 ug/ml blood
Prednisolone 1 ng/ml blood
Procaine Penicillin 25 ng/ml blood
Ranitidine 40 ng/ml blood
Triamcinolone Acetonide100 pg/ml blood
Xylazine 200 pg/ml blood

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AND ORDERED, by the Commission
that the following substances are removed from the Commission’s Regulatory Thresholds and are now prohibited substances:

Pentazocine
Promazine
Pyrilamine
Stanozolol

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AND ORDERED, by the Commission
that the effective implementation date of the above Orders is January 1, 2020.
Adopted: September 23, 2019