Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

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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Feb 27th 2024

Mahoning Valley Strangles Update

February 27- Two horses in barn 4 showed symptoms yesterday and were nasal swabbed. Those horses as well as a goat were removed from the grounds and shipped to a private farm this afternoon. The test results came back late this afternoon and one of the two horses was positive for Strangles. Dr Smyth is retesting the entire barn tonight and assuming all horses come back negative, today will be day one of 14 meaning…

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Feb 15th 2024

Mahoning Valley Strangles Update

The quarantine on barn 7 at Mahoning Valley Race Course was lifted on February 14th after all horses in that barn tested negative for a second time. Barn 4 remains quarantined at the track as nasal swab testing of all horses in that barn on Friday, February 9th returned three positive tests. The horses which tested positive from barn 4 have all been removed from the grounds.

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Feb 15th 2024

2024 OTRF Ohio Race Calendar

Below is a spreadsheet containing the Ohio-bred allowance and maiden special weight races at each track for 2024. This is a project initiated by the Ohio HBPA in order to help horsemen be able to plan for upcoming Ohio races. 2024 OTRF Ohio races Calendar

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Feb 15th 2024

2024 Thistledown Stall Application

Below is the stall application for the 2024 Thistledown racing season which begins on April 22nd and runs through October 10th. The stall application is due by March 1, 2024 2024-JTD-Stall-Application-FINAL (1)

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Jan 31st 2024

National HBPA Horsemen’s Advisory

(Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024) Avoid substances recently banned by HISA, including supplements claiming to mitigate bleeding, ulcers etc.; and horsemen need to be clear on compounded substances requiring medical justification. Horsemen: We want to make sure everyone has seen the recent announcement from HIWU which reminds Covered Persons, including horsemen and veterinarians, of the following regulations under HISA’s Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) Program in regard to foreign, unapproved and/or compounded products: • Products that…

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