Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

Mar 25th 2021

Thistledown to Host Three Race Sprint Series

Thistledown will be conducting a three race sprint series for claimers beginning April 26th with legs worth $20,000 and $25,000 and a $30,000 final. Later in the meet we will also have a three race route series. Below are the details for the sprint series. Jack Thistledown Racino Sprint Series Presented by the OHIO HBPA Horses must run in either of the 1st two legs of the Sprint Series (April 26th or May 26th) in…

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Mar 17th 2021

Belterra Park 2021 Meet Information for Horsemen

Set up for assigned stalls from April 12 to April 14. First day for horses on the grounds April 15th. First day of training April 15th. Racing Office will be closed Sundays and Mondays With the exception of opening week of live racing and the office will take entries Monday 4/26 for Thursday 4/29 race day SCRATCH TIME: 9:00am day of race Entries close no earlier than 10:30am as follows: Enter Saturday for Thursday Enter…

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Mar 12th 2021

Mahoning Valley Barn Quarantine Lifted

The horse in question had a negative PCR test and as a result the quarantine on barn 1 at Mahoning Valley has been lifted. Training hours will be 7am to 11am Friday morning for all barns. Penn National management is currently maintaining a band on all shippers from Kentucky and Maryland due to confirmed Equine Herpes Virus cases in thoroughbreds in those states.

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Mar 11th 2021

Mahoning Valley Update March 11 PM

Here is the latest information we have. A horse in barn 1 died this morning. While EHV is not the suspected cause of death the horse did exhibit some neurological signs prior to dying. Because of this the horse was sent off for a necropsy as well as having blood pulled. The results of the EHV testing should be back tomorrow. Out of an abundance of caution barn 1 has been quarantined until such time…

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Feb 25th 2021

Ohio HBPA, Farm Bureau Continue Strong Partnership

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – In a continued effort to strengthen ties within the agriculture community, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association are advancing their partnership. Ohio HBPA represents nearly 2,500 owners and trainers who race thoroughbreds at Ohio’s three commercial thoroughbred race tracks. Ohio HBPA is donating to the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, focusing on bringing more young people to careers in agriculture, as well as offering $5,000…

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Feb 25th 2021

RMTC POLYACRYLAMIDE HYDROGEL ADVISORY

Multiple polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAHG) products are being marketed for intra-articular use in horses for the treatment of joint pain and lameness caused by conditions ranging from acute synovitis to end-stage osteoarthritis. Product claims include pain relief of up to 24 months and delayed progression of joint disease. Neither have been substantiated by independent research. Individuals contemplating the use of such products in horses engaged in racing and training should be aware of the following: •…

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