Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

Aug 19th 2021

Thistledown Hosts Successful Best of Ohio Card

Five $100,000 stakes for Ohio-breds and perfect weather led to a large on-track crowd and all sources handle of over $1.3 million as Thistledown hosted its 2021 Best of Ohio racing program on Saturday, August 14th. The 10-race card kicked off with stakes action as Richard Wilkinson and Bobby Cline’s Thedayofthegrey ($20.00) scored a gate to wire 1 3/4 length victory in the Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes for Ohio-registered 2-year-olds. Thedayofthegrey, a gelded son of Ohio…

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Jul 29th 2021

Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Nomination Deadline Approaching

There are just five days left to submit a nomination to the 2021 Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, nominations close on Monday, August 2nd. You can learn more and nominate online at www.tiea.org. TIEA is an opportunity to let those who have helped keep businesses afloat know that they are appreciated. We know many racetrack workers have continued to show up every morning to take care of their horses and other responsibilities to our industry. This…

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Mar 25th 2021

Thistledown to Host Three Race Sprint Series

Thistledown will be conducting a three race sprint series for claimers beginning April 26th with legs worth $20,000 and $25,000 and a $30,000 final. Later in the meet we will also have a three race route series. Below are the details for the sprint series. Jack Thistledown Racino Sprint Series Presented by the OHIO HBPA Horses must run in either of the 1st two legs of the Sprint Series (April 26th or May 26th) in…

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Mar 17th 2021

Belterra Park 2021 Meet Information for Horsemen

Set up for assigned stalls from April 12 to April 14. First day for horses on the grounds April 15th. First day of training April 15th. Racing Office will be closed Sundays and Mondays With the exception of opening week of live racing and the office will take entries Monday 4/26 for Thursday 4/29 race day SCRATCH TIME: 9:00am day of race Entries close no earlier than 10:30am as follows: Enter Saturday for Thursday Enter…

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Mar 12th 2021

Mahoning Valley Barn Quarantine Lifted

The horse in question had a negative PCR test and as a result the quarantine on barn 1 at Mahoning Valley has been lifted. Training hours will be 7am to 11am Friday morning for all barns. Penn National management is currently maintaining a band on all shippers from Kentucky and Maryland due to confirmed Equine Herpes Virus cases in thoroughbreds in those states.

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Mar 11th 2021

Mahoning Valley Update March 11 PM

Here is the latest information we have. A horse in barn 1 died this morning. While EHV is not the suspected cause of death the horse did exhibit some neurological signs prior to dying. Because of this the horse was sent off for a necropsy as well as having blood pulled. The results of the EHV testing should be back tomorrow. Out of an abundance of caution barn 1 has been quarantined until such time…

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Feb 25th 2021

Ohio HBPA, Farm Bureau Continue Strong Partnership

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – In a continued effort to strengthen ties within the agriculture community, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association are advancing their partnership. Ohio HBPA represents nearly 2,500 owners and trainers who race thoroughbreds at Ohio’s three commercial thoroughbred race tracks. Ohio HBPA is donating to the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, focusing on bringing more young people to careers in agriculture, as well as offering $5,000…

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