Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

Dec 19th 2019

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…

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Dec 19th 2019

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…

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Aug 21st 2019

Ohio HBPA Board Seeks Members Input on Proposed New OTF Stakes Schedule

The Ohio HBPA Board of Directors is seeking the opinions of its members regarding a proposed plan to change the current Ohio Thoroughbred Fund Stakes Schedule in 2020. The proposed changes would create a “Best of Ohio” type program at each thoroughbred track featuring five $100,000 stakes races. This would replace the current program which has the Best of Ohio at one track each year with five $150,000 stakes. The proposed changes would not impact…

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Aug 7th 2019

Belterra Park Schedules Make Up Days

Belterra Park has added three Mondays in September to the live racing schedule to make up for the three programs which were cancelled in July due to excessive heat. The track will now race on Monday, September 9th, 16th and 23rd.

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Aug 7th 2019

Thistledown Training Cancelled August 7th

Training has been cancelled at Thistledown on Wednesday, August 7th due to adverse track conditions. A decision on live racing Wednesday will be made later this morning. Make up days will be scheduled for the two cancelled live days thus far at the track, Wednesday, July 7th and yesterday.

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May 31st 2019

Taking Stock: Beneath Lasix, EIPH Is Real

By Sid Fernando “Back in the early 1970s, you’d see horses bleeding from the nostrils more commonly than you do now,” said trainer Barclay Tagg, who took out his license in 1971. “I had a horse back then that came back after a race, and he was being washed up and suddenly he starts gushing blood from the nostrils. You barely see them bleed from the nostrils now, and that’s because of Lasix.” Tagg said…

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