Registration and Hotel Reservations Now Open for 2018 National HBPA Convention in New Orleans

Laissez les bons temps rouler! The National HBPA will hold its 2018 convention at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel New Orleans at the corner of Canal and Bourbon streets from Tuesday, March 13, through Saturday, March 17. Registration and hotel reservations are now open! A tentative agenda and complete information is available at and [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]