Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

Apr 24th 2020

Ohio HBPA and Penn National Reach Stabling and Training Agreement for Mahoning Valley Race Course

The Ohio HBPA and Penn National have reached agreement for stabling and training provisions at Mahoning Valley Race Course through May 31, 2020. Under the agreement the Ohio HBPA will pay Penn National for the horsemen allocated stalls at Mahoning Valley Race Course to be able to continue to stable and train there. Additionally, those people currently assigned dorm rooms will be allowed to stay in those rooms. The entire cost of stabling, training and…

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Apr 3rd 2020

Additional Stimulus Package Small Business Loan Information

In an effort to keep our members informed we want to make you all of the two primary loans that we encourage you to look into with your financial advisors and apply as soon as possible in order to be considered as quickly as possible. The first program is the Paycheck Protection Program. The Program will provide much-needed relief to millions of small businesses so they can sustain their businesses and keep their workers employed….

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Apr 1st 2020

THHF Retirement Assistance Fund Plan Members Can Make Penalty Free Withdrawals

As part of the stimulus package passed into law by the federal government on March 27, 2020 withdrawals can be made from 401(k)’s and other qualifying retirement plans without penalty in 2020 due to the coronavirus. The Trustees of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Health Fund have made several changes to further benefit our horsemen who are members in the program for 2020. Horsemen can qualify to withdrawal funds from the program under section 7.4 of the…

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Apr 1st 2020

US Stimulus Plan Small Business Loan Information

It is our understanding that trainers and potentially owners will be able to obtain small business loans under the stimulus plan signed into law on Friday, March 27 by President Trump. The website to apply is disasterloan.sba.gov Below is a phamplet with details on the program produced by the US Chamber of Commerce U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 PPP Small Business Guide

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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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