Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

Jul 5th 2022

HISA Safety Regulations

Below are the HISA safety regulations which became effective nationwide for tracks simulcasting under the IHA on July 1st. The 2200 series beginning on page 454 are the regulations which have the most direct impact on horsmen. 2000.Safety+Rules.Fed+Register.rules (1)

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Jun 23rd 2022

HISA Draft Letter for Congressmen

The draft letter below can be used to write or email your congressmen expressing your concerns regarding HISA. If you do not know who your Senator or House Representative is you can find that information here. www.congress.gov/members/find-your-member June 23, 2022 RE: Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act Senator or Representatives Name Address Dear Senator or Representative ________________ : At this time, as a member of the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association which represents more than…

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Jun 23rd 2022

HISA Clarifies Enforcement Dates For Racetrack Safety Regulations

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority released the following list of clarifications on Thursday, regarding the relevant enforcement dates for its racetrack safety regulations. Rule 2276. HORSESHOES New horseshoe requirements will not be enforced until August 1, 2022 to ensure adequate inventory of HISA compliant horseshoes. Rule 2281. RIDING CROP SPECIFICATIONS The riding crop specification rule will not be enforced until August 1, 2022 to enable adequate inventory of HISA compliant crops. Note: Rule 2280….

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Jun 14th 2022

Belterra Park Cancels for Wednesday, June 15th

Belterra Park management has cancelled racing for tomorrow Wednesday, June 15th due to anticipated excessive heat. The racing day will be made up at a later date. Belterra Park management denied the Ohio HBPA request to run Wednesday’s card as drawn on Saturday, June 18th when the weather is supposed to be a perfect 81 degrees under sunny skies.

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Jun 14th 2022

Belterra Park Book Races for Friday, June 17th back as Extras for Tuesday, June 21st

Belterra Park management has cancelled the Tuesday, June 14th card due to extreme heat. The card will be made up as drawn on Friday, June 17th. Any horsemen wishing to scratch due to scheduling conflicts can do so without penalty. Additional information, the card for today will be made up but the date has not yet been determined. We are looking at potentially a five-day week later in the year when the turf course is…

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Jun 13th 2022

Belterra Park Cancelled Tuesday, June 14th

Belterra Park management has decided to cancel tomorrow Tuesday, June 14th due to extreme heat. The card will be made up as drawn on Friday, June 17th. Any horsemen wishing to scratch due to scheduling conflicts can do so without penalty.

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Jun 7th 2022

OSRC Directive Regarding Working to Get Off of a List

Please see below for a directive from the Ohio State Racing Commission for those horses which are required to work to get off the vet’s, starters or steward’s lists. From: Chris Dragone, Executive Director Subject: Blood drawn for Thoroughbred horses working off vets list You are hereby Directed: For the purposes of 3769-5-34 Veterinarian’s, steward’s or starter’s list: A horse on the veterinarian’s list that is required to successfully meet work requirements established by the…

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May 27th 2022

HISA Information

The information below regarding the Horse Racing Safety and Integrity Act is provided as a service to our members. The information comes directly from HISA either through their website or through information HISA provided to our racetracks in Ohio which has been forwarded to us. The Ohio HBPA is not responsible for any of the content below or any subsequent changes made to it by HISA. The Ohio HBPA has never been contacted by HISA…

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