Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

Jan 2nd 2019

Mahoning Valley Ends 2018 With Double Digit Handle Increase

Mahoning Valley Racecourse concluded its Fall Meet and 2018 calendar season this past Saturday and did so with yet another annual increase in wagering. Since its launch in 2014, the young racetrack in Austintown, Ohio, has seen handle increases each calendar year since opening its doors. All told, wagering volume on the Mahoning product for 2018 increased 10.6% compared to the prior year. “We are extremely proud to announce yet another increase in handle and…

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Dec 18th 2018

New Board Members Elected

The Ohio HBPA Board of Directors elected owners John Royer and Dick McCall to fill the two empty owner seats on its board at its meeting held on November 15, 2018. Royer and McCall will each serve four year terms. Dr. George Sikura was elected as an alternate in the owner only category for the next two years.

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Sep 7th 2018

Ohio HBPA Election Results

Trainer or owner/trainer Top three vote getters in trainer or owner/trainer category are elected to a 4 year term. Fourth place finisher is the alternate for the next two years. Joe Poole 215 votes Mike Rone 194 Susan Anderson 171 Mark Doering 136 Rodney Faulkner 118 Don Radcliff Jr. 72 T Owner Only Top vote getter in the owner only category is elected to a 4 year term. Ohio HBPA board of directors will fill…

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Aug 27th 2018

OSRC Sets VLT Rate to be Paid to Horsemen at Belterra Park

On June 27, 2018 the Ohio State Racing Commission passed resolution 2018-05 which set the percentage of VLT revenue to be paid to horsemen at Belterra Park at 9.95% thus ending a more than three year push by the Ohio HBPA for the commission to establish the rate. The history of the percentage of revenue horsemen receive from video lottery terminals at Ohio’s three thoroughbred and four standardbred tracks dates back much further however. In…

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Aug 27th 2018

Fabulous Ohio University Scholarship Offer

Thanks to the generosity of a former Ohio HBPA board member, the Ohio HBPA is proud to partner with Ohio University in offering a terrific scholarship opportunity for sons and daughters of Ohio trainers. The scholarship will include full tuition, room and board at Ohio University and is renewable for 4 years. Eligibility requirements include being the son of daughter of a trainer who has been licensed for at least five years and is currently…

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Aug 8th 2018

Ohio HBPA Donates $50,000 to Support New Vocations’ Aftercare Efforts

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced that the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) has donated $50,000 to support the program’s aftercare efforts at their Ohio facilities. In 2017, New Vocations took in over 450 retired racehorses, 64 of which came directly from an Ohio racetrack or farm. “It is important to the Ohio HBPA that our retired Thoroughbreds be given a chance to thrive in a second career. We are proud to continue…

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Jun 29th 2018

Grade 3 $500,000 Ohio Derby Results June 23rd, 2018

Ohio Derby (G3) Race 9 at Thistledown on June 23, 2018 Grade III 1 1/8 miles Dirt $500,000 3 yo Payoffs 10 Core Beliefs $7.60 $3.80 $3.20 3 Lone Sailor $2.80 $2.60 6 Trigger Warning $13.20 $2 Exacta (10-3)24.20 $2 Trifecta (10-3-6)$733.20 $2 Superfecta (10-3-6-5)$6,513.80 Order of Finish 1st Core Beliefs Quality Road – Tejati $300,000 J:Joseph Talamo T:Peter Eurton O:Gary Broad Margin:nose 2ndLone Sailor Majestic Warrior – Ambitious $100,000 J:Irad Ortiz, Jr. T:Thomas M….

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Mar 26th 2018

Belterra Park First Condition Book Purse Corrections

Condition Book #1 purse corrections (The condition book posted on Equibase will updated): All maiden claiming categories raise $500 each. All lifetime condition claiming categories (Non-Winners of 2 and 3) raise $500 each. All date race categories (Non-Winners in a year, six months, etc.) raise $500 each. Book 1 – April 27 through May 31

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