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05/09/24Make sure to check the condition sheets for Caesars Scioto Downs for small modificaitons made to the starter's allowance race rules from the Miami Valley meet starter's allowances. Starters allowance horses can only drop in without a tag if you've raced for the claiming price or lower in your last two starts. Claimers Class Drop Rule: (Unless approved by the race secretary) $50,000 and above to NW14000, 40,000 to NW10500, 30,000 to NW7500, 20,000 to NW5000, 15,000 to NW3750. Starters Allowance races that are claiming handicaps will be drawn based on claiming price or the horse's last claiming tag.

05/07/24Join us statewide as the young horses begin Ohio's Matinee season. May 11, 2024 first post at noon at Mercer County, May 18, 2024 at noon at Darke County, May 19, 2024 at Fayette County at 12:30 p.m., May 26, 2024 at Champaign County at 12:30 p.m., and wrapping up the season June 2, 2024 at Crawford County with an 11:00 a.m. post time. Check our livestream site for live broadcasts of the matinees.

03/24/24March 24, 2024 MGM floating the potential sale of their operating rights at MGM Northfield and MGM Springfield. VICI owns the real estate. Last time it sold was 2018 for $275 million to MGM.

03/19/24Modifications underway for horse racing regulation in Kentucky. An emergency Bill (SB 3) passed in the Kentucky Senate 20-16 and moved to the House March 15, 2024. It moves the Kentucky Racing Commission from a State Agency to an Independent Department administratively attached under the Department of Agriculture. March 30, 2024 update, Kentucky Senator Thayer (leaving the legislature December 31, 2024) kept it an independent Department tying it to the Department of Agriculture only for necessary administrative functions. There will be divisions to include sports wagering, racing, compliance, and enforcement. The Bill was amended several times prior to moving to the House. The Bill passed out of the House and goes to the Kentucky Governor for signature.

03/14/24Looking for employment in harness racing? Check out the USTA's new employment website which lists open opportunities.

12/29/23Effective January 8, 2024 all Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory (NSAID) therapeutics including Phenylbutazone and Flunixin Meglumine will be treated the same for penalty purposes, as a placing violation, return of the purse, and fine.

12/28/23Ohio State Racing Commission licenses expire December 31, 2023. Licenses must be renewed to race by January 1, 2024 at MGM Northfield and January 3, 2024 at Miami Valley Gaming. Failure to be properly licensed may result in a fine or suspension. Trainers may still obtain a single temporary license for Owners.

11/14/23Ever want to know what it is like to ride in the Mike Woepkenberg starting gate? Click to read a first-hand account feature article written by ex-professional Hall of Fame baseball player Hal McCoy.

11/14/23The OHHA Equine Disaster Benevolent Trustees approved a $5,000 donation to go to the Southern Tier Harness Horseman's Association for disaster relief support related to the Tioga Downs barn fire that occurred on November 9, 2023.

11/12/23To assist with Tioga horsemen's donations. The Southern Tier Harness Horsemen's Association has requested monetary donations be sent to them for best-use at, STHHA, PO Box 9 Nicols, NY 13812 note fire relief in the memo. Ohio Tack and equipment donations can be dropped to onsite Track Reps by Monday November 13th at MGM Northfield or Thursday, November 16th at Dayton Raceway for pickup and delivery to Tioga.