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Ohio Fair Support
Fair Capital Improvements
The O.H.H.A. is offering a Capital Improvements Grant Program. Applications are being accepted this fall for both 2022.
The purpose of the O.H.H.A. Capital Improvements Program is to facilitate construction and fund expenses for Capital Improvements solely to, or specifically for, a Standardbred Fair Live Racing Program.
This program is a “100% Matching Funds” Grant Program, all funds requested must be matched in their entirety and the Grant Agreement will outline an agreement that must be adhered to for Funds to disburse to the Fair Board.
2022 Capital Improvements Grant – Deadline November 30, 2021 by 5:00 PM Click Here for application
Feature Race Grants
The Feature Race Grant Program is designed to assist individual county fair race programs to increase the purse for a feature race or races.
2021 Feature Race Grant Final Report- Due November 30, 2021
Ohio Fair Resources
Fair Racing Livestream and Replays
Ohio Colt Racing Circuits
Forms and information can be found here as well as payments via some of their sites
Ohio Fair Stakes Cancellation Policy
If any of the Ohio Fair Stakes races are canceled, the funds for those races must be returned to the respective distribution sources. On the VLT Purse Support Allocation, the O.H.H.A. Board October 25, 2016 approved a cancellation policy. In the event of cancellation, the Owners of horses that did not scratch by cancellation time get their nomination and entry fee (by Division) plus $200 of the VLT Purse Supplement paid out to them due to the cancellation. The remaining VLT Purse Support Allocation after $200 per horse is deducted must be returned to the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association. When returning the remainder, please provide an accounting outlining the scratched horses and paid-out horses. For the Ohio Fairs Fund Allocation those funds must be returned in full to the Ohio Department of Agriculture in the event of a cancellation