NEWS and EVENTS

News:

May 27, 2021 Ohio State Racing Commission COVID-19 Racing Rules and Protocols will expire at midnight on June 2, 2021. From June 3, 2021 horse racing will resume under normal and customary OSRC Rules in all restricted areas. Thank you for your cooperation, your adherence to the protocols and widespread vaccinations have helped get racing back to its normal state of operation.

 

May 14, 2021, download the updated Ohio Spring Matinée Schedule and Information sheet, here.

 

May 4, 2021 OSRC issues new Possession and Use Policy for Shock Wave Therapy and Radial Pulse Wave Therapy Equipment.

 

April 26, 2021 Mandatory direct deposit for horseman's purse payments is being put in place at MGM Northfield Park.  Please complete the form at this link, and return by June 15, 2021.

 

April 23, 2021.  Per Board Directive, clarifying the sulky insurance program rules. The owner of a sulky must register the sulky prior to an accident for sulky coverage to apply.  If the sulky is not listed on the registry, with complete details, prior to an accident, a sulky insurance claim will not be accepted.

 

April 23, 2021 OSRC issues New Ohio COVID Racing Protocol, here.

 

March 15, 2021 National Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association files suit over the Constitutionality of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act.  Full details on the lawsuit found here.

 

March 11, 2021 County Fair COVID Protocols amended with a new Health Order.

 

Events:

• July 15, 2021 OHHA 3rd Quarter Board of Directors' Meeting, General Session Meeting 11:00 a.m.

 

• October 21, 2021  OHHA October 4th Quarter Board of Directors' Meeting, General Session Meeting 11:00 a.m.

 

• January 14-15, 2022 OHHA 1st Quarter Board of Directors' Meeting, General Session Meeting, USTA District One Meeting, and Annual Banquet

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Note, Tiffin will race the card that was scheduled for Sunday July 25, 2021 on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.  Post time 1:00 PM

• Ohio Breeder's Awards - 2021 Registration Form (foals of '22)

• Resource Guide

Publications, May 2021 Newsletter

Youth Scholarship Application

• Groom Award

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P.A.C.E.R.

• In Memoriam

Attention Horsemen:

All date-based deadlines:  All date based programs in Ohio (stakes nominations, scholarship applications, feature race grant applications, capital improvement grant applications, breeder's award mare registrations, etc.) all follow the same date deadline protocol.  Receipt at the OHHA Office by close-of-business on the deadline date, or official U. S. Postal Service postmark ONLY.  Either is acceptable for deadline date receipt proof.  Note.  One common misconception is a metered mail date is a postmark.  It is not.  A postmark is an imprint put on by the USPS Office that accepted the mail.  The postmark date is the only date on mailed items that is used to determine whether mail was sent on or before a deadline date.  We recommend you personally witness the postmark being placed on your envelope if you mail near or on the deadline date.  If received after the deadline date, a postmark is after the deadline date, or is missing, the submission is considered late and will be returned.

 

Negative Coggins Test: A horse’s Coggins must be valid at the time of entry in Ohio racetracks and fairs.  Check your Coggins test expiration date.  If your Coggins is valid at the time of entry and expires at the time of racing the horse will be scratched if you do not provide the valid Coggins negative test result to the race office prior to the race date.  In addition to the scratch, the trainer will be subjected to a minimum $200 OSRC fine for a rule violation under 3769-15-30!  Please make sure all horse’s Coggins Tests are up-to-date upon entry and will remain so through race day!

 

OSS Allowance:  Under Rule 4 there is no allowance on time for two-year-olds. The OSS qualifying times are as listed under Rule 4, “Requirements to Start”. For added information check the Official OSS Conditions.

 

For those racing in nearby Kentucky.  Effective October 25, 2020 Kentucky moved therapeutic medications off the ARCI thresholds to zero tolerance or "level of detection" for a violation.  That includes therapeutics, Triamcinolone, Betamethasone, Diclofenac (Surpass), Firocoxib.