Mahoning Valley Race Course Announces Purse Increase

Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, announced today an across the board purse increase beginning with Condition Book #2, which starts Monday, January 30. The increase of 5% will take the daily purse distribution to an unprecedented level for the facility, which began live thoroughbred racing in November, 2014. Mark Loewe, Vice-President of Ohio [...]

Registration Now Open for National HBPA Convention in Las Vegas

Registration is now open for the National HBPA Convention set for March 7-11, 2017, at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas. The tentative agenda is also posted. Click here for information about the convention and registration. The NHBPA March event will be the only convention in 2017. Elected HBPA horsemen from [...]

Equine Equipment breaks ground: Sponsors track-crew internships at Keeneland, Mahoning Valley

Mahoning Valley track superintendent R. J. Moore with his track crew (Photo courtesy Mahoning Valley) Innovative Equine Marketing, which provides manufacturer discounts to the horse world through its Equine Equipment program, is launching America’s first internships for college students interested in the field of racetrack maintenance and getting on course to being a [...]

Special Board Election Results

The OHBPA board of directors held a special election on November 10th to fill two vacancies on the board in the trainer or owner/trainer category. Elected to serve 4-year terms retroactive to September, 2016 were Bobby Cline and Doug Cowans. Don Radcliff will serve as the alternate in the trainer or owner/trainer category for [...]

Ohio HBPA Announces Board of Directors Election Results

The Ohio HBPA has announced the following results from its Board of Directors election. There were 192 ballots cast. Trainer/ Owner-Trainer Category Robin Schuster - 137 votes Owner Only Category Jeff Jarvis - 106 votes Kristina Tumblin - 103 votes Mark Kuntz - 98 votes Bonnie Rogoff - 82 votes The top three vote getters [...]

2016 Ohio Racing Dates Set

2016 live racing dates have been set for Ohio’s three thoroughbred tracks. Thistledown and Mahoning Valley Race Course will each conduct 100 days of live racing in 2016. Belterra Park will run 93 days next year. As a part of the Ohio HBPA’s VLT Revenue Sharing agreements for Thistledown and Mahoning Valley those two Northeastern [...]

Ohio-Bred Fund to Top $5 Million in 2015 Blood Horse

Ohio-Bred Fund to Top $5 Million in 2015 By Tom LaMarra, December 23, 2014 The Ohio Thoroughbred Racing Fund, now fully supported by revenue from racetrack video lottery terminals, will almost double to more than $5 million in 2015. The Ohio State Racing Commission approved the budget Dec. 18. Included is money for purses, bonuses, [...]

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