Ohio State Racing Commission

Ohio Racetrack Vets Offer Guidance On Out Of Competition Testing

A quintet of Ohio-based, practicing racetrack veterinarians provided the Ohio State Racing Commission members with their thoughts on out of competition testing at the OSRC’s monthly meeting, Nov. 29, in Columbus. The veterinarians—who between them have over 150 years of experience—included: Dr. John Piehowicz, Cincinnati (Thoroughbreds/Standardbreds); Dr. John Reichert, Grove City (Standardbreds); Dr. Barry Carter, […]

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Ohio Commission To Hear Racetrack Veterinarian Comments On Out-Of-Competition Testing

A panel of practicing racetrack veterinarians will present their thoughts on Out of Competition Testing at the Ohio State Racing Commission’s (OSRC) monthly meeting, November 29, 2018, at 10 a.m. in Room 1948 at the Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio. The meeting is open to all pari-mutuel stakeholders, horsemen’s associations and the […]

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Thistledown Stewards Suspend Pair Over Program Training, Hidden Ownership Scheme

On June 12, 2018, at JACK Thistledown Racino at North Randall, Ohio, Emily Szczepanski put in a successful $7,500 claim for a 5-year-old Hard Spun mare named If You Believe who had won seven of her 31 career starts. The claim was made in the name of Wendy Montoney, an individual with no previous starts, […]

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Ohio Officials Seek Horsemen’s Input On Out-Of-Competition Testing

Ohio State Racing Commission Chairman Robert Schmitz is seeking input from both Standardbred and Thoroughbred horsemen regarding Out of Competition Testing at the OSRC meeting, Aug. 29, 2018 at 10 am in Room 1952 at the Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus. The meeting is open to all pari-mutuel stakeholders, horsemen’s associations and the public. “Out […]

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Federal Judge Dismisses Defamation Lawsuit Against Racetrack, Horse Welfare Advocate Over Slaughter Ban

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed in 2013 by a family-operated racing stable against Thistledown racetrack, the Ohio State Racing Commission, various officials and an animal welfare advocate in connection with a Thoroughbred purchased at a livestock auction known to be frequented by buyers of horses who sell them for slaughter. The suit […]

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Ohio State Racing Commission Schedules Open Forum On Out-Of-Competition Testing

The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC)’s open forum on out of competition testing will be held April 24 OSRC at 10 am, at the Riffe Center, 77 S. High Street, Room 1960. The meeting is open to all pari-mutuel stakeholders, horsemen’s associations and the public, and will take place immediately after the OSRC’s monthly meeting […]

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Ohio Racing Commission Reschedules Out Of Competition Forum

The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC)’s open forum on out of competition testing has been rescheduled from April 5 to April 24 at 10 am, at the Riffe Center, 77 S. High Street, Room 1960. The meeting is open to all pari-mutuel stakeholders, horsemen’s associations and the public, and will take place immediately after the […]

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Ohio: Racing Commission Hosting Forums To Discuss ADW Regulations, Out Of Competition Testing

The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) will host an open forum to discuss the regulation and licensing of advance deposit wagering (ADW) platforms in Ohio. The meeting will take place on March 27, 2017 at 1 pm in room 1960 of the Riffe Center, 77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, and is open to […]

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Ohio: Out Of Competition Testing, ADW Regulation Among Key Priorities For 2017

The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) will focus on a trio of priorities in 2017, it was announced at the Jan. 17 monthly meeting. Chairman Robert K. Schmitz announced that the OSRC plans to address the regulation of ADW (advance deposit wagering) platforms and review recommendations by RMTC (Racing Medication and Testing Consortium) and ARCI […]

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Little Brown Jug Controversy: Accusations Fly After Suspicious Texts Found On Phone

An assistant trainer’s lost cellphone led to frayed tempers and accusations of cheating between rival trainers of horses that were entered in Thursday’s Little Brown Jug. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the imbroglio started after an assistant to trainer Casie Coleman apparently lost his cellphone sometime Wednesday night at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Coleman trained the eventual winner of the race, […]

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