Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

Jul 3rd 2020

Belterra Park Covid 19 Positive

A groom who stays in a dorm room at Belterra park has tested positive for Covid 19. He is currently hospitalized. The Hamilton County Health Department has informed the Ohio HBPA that due to the positive additional screening requirements must be put in place for those living in the same dorm building. Those residing in dorm building A will be required to be screened three times per day through July 13th. At least one of…

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Jun 8th 2020

2020 Ohio HBPA Board of Directors Election Notice

Below is the 2020 Ohio HBPA Board of Directors election notice which was mailed out to our members as well as the 2020 Ohio HBPA election schedule. If you are a member and have not received this notice by Friday, June 12th please contact Kathy Moore at(614) 875-1269 and give her your current address. The Ohio State Racing Commission is no longer providing members addresses to the Ohio HBPA so if you are a new…

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May 26th 2020

Barn Area Safety Protocols for Thistledown and Belterra Park

The barn area opens at Thistledown today, May 26th and on Saturday, May 30th at Belterra Park. The following safety protocols have been put in place and must be followed by those in the barn area at either track. 1. A mask or face covering must be worn at all times. 2. Trainers are responsible for daily health screenings on their employees. (To help fulfill this requirement the Ohio HBPA has created a one-page form…

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May 22nd 2020

Covid-19 Health Screening Form Available for Download and Copying

One of the protocols listed in the “Protocols for a Safe Return to Racing w/o Spectators” which was adopted by the OSRC along with their resolution to resume live racing in Ohio, states that “Trainers, Contractors & Vendors will perform medical screening for all of their employees who wish to enter the barn area or front side area(s) in accordance with applicable public health order or recommendations.” The Ohio HBPA has developed a simple one…

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May 19th 2020

Mahoning Valley Closing Dates

Attention horsemen stabled at Maqhoning Valley this Saturday, May 23rd will be the last day that there will be a clocker at the track for you to get a recorded work. The Ohio HBPA will pay for stabling and training at the track to continue through May 31st. All horsemen and horses must be off the grounds no later than May 31st.

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May 18th 2020

Thistledown Sets Dates for Resumption of Live Racing

Thistledown will submit the following dates to the OSRC this this evening or tomorrow morning for approval. The barn area will open up for set up as well as the shipping in of horses on May 26th. The first day of training will be May 28th. The first day of live racing will be Thursday, June 4th. Racing will be conducted on a Monday through Thursday schedule with several additional dates to be added to…

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May 16th 2020

Dates Finalized for Return of Live Racing at Belterra Park

The Ohio State Racing Commission today approved the racing dates for the resumption of live racing at Belterra Park. Live racing will be conducted without spectators. Trainers will be able to set up in the barn area beginning May 29th. Horses residing in Ohio and Kentucky may begin shipping in to Belterra Park on May 30th. The first day of training at Belterra Park will be on June 1st also horses from other states can…

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May 14th 2020

OSRC Passes Resolution Allowing for the Resumption of Live Racing in Ohio

The Ohio State Racing Commission during a Webex meeting Thursday, May 14th unanimously passed a motion allowing for the resumption of live racing in the state as well as setting the safety protocols under which stabling, training and racing will take place in the state. Both the resolution and the protocols are available below. The Ohio HBPA is working with ownership at both Thistledown and Belterra Park to set the schedule for shipping in to…

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