Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

Mar 14th 2020

Ohio Thoroughbred Racinos Gaming and Racing Update

Due to directives issued by the State of Ohio all three thoroughbred racetracks in Ohio; Belterra Park, Mahoning Valley Race Course and Thistledown are closed for business as of March 13, 2020 at 12am until further notice. Live racing at Mahoning Valley has been cancelled through Monday, March 16th. Live racing will resume at Mahoning Valley on Tuesday, March 17th with no spectators allowed. The main building will be closed. Horsemen wishing to watch their…

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Mar 4th 2020

Dan Guttman Reappointed to Thoroughbred Advisory Board

Daniel J. Guttman appointed to Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund Advisory Committee For Immediate Release: March 2, 2020 Daniel J. Guttman, of Columbus, Ohio has been appointed by the Honorable Governor Mike DeWine to the Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund (OSDF) Advisory Committee. Guttman, 48, will serve a term of three years. This is his second appointment to the OSDF. Guttman is a longtime Thoroughbred owner with a JD from The Ohio State University and a partner…

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Feb 18th 2020

Mahoning Valley Quarantine

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Currently one barn at Mahoning Valley is under quarantine. No horses are allowed to leave the grounds until the quarantine has been lifted. Beginning when entries are taken tomorrow Wednesday, February 19 for Saturday, February 22 horses stabled in Ohio will be allowed to enter but will be required to ship in to the receiving barn and remain there until the quarantine has been lifted. Below is a history of what…

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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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