Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

May 14th 2020

OSRC Passes Resolution Allowing for the Resumption of Live Racing in Ohio

The Ohio State Racing Commission during a Webex meeting Thursday, May 14th unanimously passed a motion allowing for the resumption of live racing in the state as well as setting the safety protocols under which stabling, training and racing will take place in the state. Both the resolution and the protocols are available below. The Ohio HBPA is working with ownership at both Thistledown and Belterra Park to set the schedule for shipping in to…

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May 12th 2020

OSRC Meeting Wednesday, May 13th 10am

The OSRC will conduct a meeting via teleconference on Wednedsday, May 13th at 10am. The agenda will include consideration of a resolution allowing thoroughbred and standardbred tracks in the state to allow stabling and training to begin on May 16th and racing to begin on May 21st.

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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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