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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.
The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act was amended into S7877 on December 20, 2020 and was passed out of the Senate December 21, 2020 as part of the omnibus COVID-19 Bill, President Trump signed into law December 27, 2020. OHHA HISA Information Page can be found here.
On December 16, 2020, the Ohio State Racing Commission passed and released a new endogenous, dietary, and environmental substances classification list. Effective Date: March 1, 2021. The list of substances and threshold levels is linked, here.
December 8, 2020 ARCI Board of Directors added eighteen (18) substance classifications and recommended penalties to the ARCI Uniform Classification document effective immediately. ARCI release notice, here.
Ohio State Racing Commission Licensee COVID-19 Notice requirement. All OSRC Licensed personnel are required to report COVID -19 Positive tests. For specific details the Resolution 2020-17 can be found here.October 12, 2020. OSRC provides RMTC Bulletin for Aservo EquiHaler containing ciclesonide and detection time. OSRC specific release, here.
October 7, 2020, OHHA Opposition to H.R. 1754 and S.B. 4547, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act can be found at this link.
September 11, 2020. We are deeply saddened to notify Members of the passing of, Vivian Farrington, Harness Racing's Mom to "The Horse That God Loved", Rambling Willie. Condolences to her family as she rests peacefully in Heaven with her beloved Horse and Husband Bob.
2020 Notice and Petition for the 2021 OHHA Election was mailed to all Members by September 1, 2020. If you did not receive your Notice click here, or please contact the office at 614-221-3650 and we will provide you with one by mail. Any Petitions to run for any seat must be returned to the OHHA Office no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
2020 Ohio Selected Jug Sale: Online Bidding Instructions- Friday, September 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Bid Online with CCI.live. Not sure how to set up an account, click this link to watch a short video.
OSRC Selective Testing Submission Form & Testing Thresholds Effective Date 1-1-20
OSRC Fine Violation Fee Amounts- Effective Date 1-1-20
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