Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

Nov 16th 2020

Cardinal Handicap and First Lady Stakes Rescheduled for Friday, November 27 at Mahoning Valley

The Cardinal Handicap for Ohio Registered 3 year olds and up at 6 furlongs with a $75,000 purse and the First Lady Stakes for Ohio Registered 3-year-old fillies at 6 furlongs also carrying a purse of $75,000 have both been rescheduled for Friday, November 27th at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Both Stakes were originally scheduled for Saturday, November 21st at Mahoning Valley but that racing date has been cancelled. Please note both stakes will now…

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Nov 10th 2020

Live Racing Cancelled at Mahoning Valley through November 21st

Live racing at Mahoning Valley Race Course is cancelled through Saturday, November 21st with an expected return date for live racing of Monday, November 23rd. An employee of Mahoning Valley Race Course is hospitalized in the ICU and has tested positive for Covid 19. Through video surveillance of the jocks room is has been determined that at least 12 Mahoning Valley racing officials and employees had exposure to that employee which will require a 14-day…

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Nov 3rd 2020

Mahoning Valley Race Course Best of Ohio Recap

The Best of Ohio Program at Mahoning valley Race course was conducted Saturday, October 31st. On a sunny, cool fall day with the track sealed and listed as muddy following more than 2 inches of rain the previous two days in the Youngstown area, just shy of $1.2 million dollars was wagered on the 10 race Best of Ohio program which were all restricted to Ohio-breds. Owner-breeder Maccabee Farm captured the first Best Of Ohio…

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Oct 2nd 2020

Ohio HBPA Board of Directors Election Results

247 total ballots received Trainer/owner-trainer category Bobby Cline 151 Mark Doering 133 Robin Schuster 120 Rodney Faulkner 107 Doug Cowans 102 Owner only category Kristi Tumblin 138 Jeff Jarvis 110 Bruce Miller 98 Bobby Cline, Mark Doering and Robin Schuster have been elected to four year terms in the trainer/owner-trainer category with Rodney Faulkner to serve as the alternate in that category for the next two years. Kristi Tumblin, Jeff Jarvis and Bruce Miller have…

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Sep 15th 2020

Ohio HBPA & Belterra Park Sign New Track Agreement Signal Export to Resume Tuesday

The Ohio HBPA and Belterra Park entered into a new track agreement on Monday, September 14 replacing the old agreement which was signed in 1996. Highlights of the agreement include; a training and stabling schedule that will go from April 15th through October 31st each year, with training to be conducted 6 days per week before and during the live meet and 5 days per week after the live meet concludes each year; a 50/50…

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Sep 1st 2020

Ohio HBPA Board Election Ballots Have Been Mailed

Ballots for the upcoming Ohio HBPA board of directors election have been mailed and all members should receive them no later than Wednesday, September 9th. If you are a member of the Ohio HBPA and don’t receive a ballot by September 9th please contact the Ohio HBPA auditors, Hirth, Norris & Garrison LLP at 614-875-0803. Once the auditors confirm that you are a member you will be mailed a ballot at the address which you…

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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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