Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

Jul 6th 2023

Thistledown Strangles Update July 6th

STRANGLES QUARANTINE RULES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, BARN 26 & 27 REMAIN UNDER QUARANTINE TRAINING HOURS HORSES STABLED IN BARNS 26 & 27 WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO TRAIN FROM 10:00AM – 11:00AM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL OTHER HORSES WILL TRAIN FROM 6:00AM-10:00AM WITH A HARROW BREAK FROM 8:30AM-9:00AM. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL HORSES ARE CLEAR FROM TRACK AT 10:00AM TO ALLOW HORSES FROM BARN 26 & 27 TO TRAIN. WASH RACK HOURS THE WASH RACK…

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Jul 5th 2023

Thistledown Barns 26 and 27 Quarantined

As a result of a horse having a positive PCR test for Strangles barns 26 and 27 have been quarantined as a precautionary measure as of July 5th. We are awaiting results of confirmatory tests on the horse which had the positive PCR test. Other horses in the quarantined barns will also be tested. We will keep everyone posted when further information becomes available.

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May 18th 2023

HIWU Horsemen Information

The HBPA has been asked to share the following information with our members regarding the implementation of the HISA ADMC program on May 22nd, 2023. Dear Horsemen, After nearly a year of preparation, the Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit (HIWU) team was thrilled to kick off implementation of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) Program on March 27. This successful launch would not have been possible without the cooperation of…

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Apr 12th 2023

Ohio HBPA and Jack Thistledown Complete VLT Contract Extension

The Ohio HBPA and management at Jack Thistledown have completed a VLT contract extension through October 31, 2026. The contract extension will allow for the purse structure at the upcoming 100-day Thistledown meet to remain at the same levels as they were in 2022 when the average daily purse distribution was an all-time high of over $208,000 at the track.

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