Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

May 20th 2024

Ohio HBPA Board Approves Strangles Quarantine Benevolence

AT its meeting on Friday, May 17th the Ohio HBPA board of directors approved the following motion: “The Ohio HBPA will aid in paying the expenses of owners which had a race horse(s) which were stabled in a barn in which track management or HISA ordered a Strangles quarantine for 30 days or more during the Mahoning Valley Race Course 2024 Winter-Spring meeting. Such owners are eligible to fill out a Strangles Quarantine Benevolence Form…

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Apr 19th 2024

Ship In Protocols for Belterra Park and Thistledown

Below are the requirements when shipping in a horse to stable or race at Belterra Park. Thistledown has not provided a written document but the requirements are the same at Belterra Park’s with the exception of you do not need an inbound horse declaration form filled out for Thistledown. Ship-In Requirements 2024 bpc

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Apr 1st 2024

Mahoning Valley Barn 4 Quarantine Lifted

March 29, 2024 Test results are back and all horses in barn 4 were negative for Strangles. The quarantine on barn 4 has been lifted. There are no more horses or barns in quarantine at Mahoning Valley. The requirements to ship in will remain in place through the end of the meet at Mahoning Valley on April 13, 2024.

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Mar 21st 2024

ODA Lifts Mahoning Valley Barn 8 Quarantine

3/21/2024 This morning the Ohio Department of Agriculture lifted the EHV-1 quarantine of barn 8 at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Horses in barn 8 can now be entered as well as train with the general population. The stable gate at Mahoning Valley remains closed due to the ongoing quarantine of barn 4 due to Strangles.

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Mar 4th 2024

Southern Park and Howard B. Noonan Stakes Rescheduled for April 13th

The Ohio State Racing Commission has approved a request from the Ohio HBPA to reschedule both the Southern Park and the Howard B. Noonan Stakes to Saturday, April 13th at Mahoning Valley Race Course. The Southern Park, a 6 furlong event for Ohio Registered 3-year-old fillies was originally scheduled for March 21st. The Noonan Stakes which runs at 6 furlongs for Ohio registered 3-year-olds was originally scheduled for April 4th. Both stakes have been moved…

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Mar 1st 2024

Mahoning Valley EHV-1 Positive

February 29- A horse in barn 8 which was pulled up in a race yesterday and showed clinical signs of neurological issues this morning. The attending vet immediately did a nasal swab and pulled blood and had the samples driven immediately to the ODA lab. Late this afternoon the results of the testing came back with a positive for Equine Herpes Virus. Barn 8 was quarantined earlier today as a precaution and will remain under…

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