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Ohio HBPA Donates $50,000 To Support New Vocations’ Aftercare Efforts

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) has donated $50,000 to support the program’s aftercare efforts at their Ohio facilities. In 2017, New Vocations took in over 450 retired racehorses, 64 of which came directly from an Ohio racetrack or farm. “It is important to the […]

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‘Better Every Year’: Mahoning Valley Announces Purse Increases For 2018

Mahoning Valley Race Course, in cooperation with the Ohio HBPA, announced a 5-7% purse increase to be effective January 2, 2018. Purses for maiden special weights will increase from $21,000 to $22,100 and allowance races will be as high as $29,000 up from their current $27,500. “Thanks to increased handle and continued strong support of […]

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Ohio HBPA Donating $50,000 To Support New Vocations Aftercare Facility

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) has donated $50,000 to support the program’s aftercare efforts at their Ohio facility. In 2016, New Vocations took in over 450 retired racehorses, 66 of which came directly from an Ohio racetrack or farm. “It is important to the […]

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‘The Problem Has Been Solved’: Thistledown, HBPA Dispute Over

A dispute between the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and ThistleDown Racino that caused simulcasts from the track to be cut has been resolved, according to a report by The Blood-Horse Friday evening. “The problem has been solved,” said Mark Doering, president of the Ohio HBPA. “(Track management) is stepping up. ThistleDown has promised […]

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Ohio: Thistledown, Horsemen at Odds Over VLT Revenue

After going two years without reaching an agreement on revenue from video lottery terminals, the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association notified officials at Thistledown that it will not grant the track approval to export its signal when live racing begins April 19, according to a report in the Blood-Horse. Thistledown, which is now known […]

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Ohio HBPA agrees to simulcast deal

The Ohio HBPA reached an agreement with Northfield Park, a Cleveland area harness track to avoid a Triple Crown blackout at simulcasts in the state according to Tom LaMarra of the Blood-Horse.

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