Keyword: Ohio HBPA

  • Ohio HBPA, ThistleDown Resolve Dispute

    The Ohio HBPA, which withdrew permission for its races to be simulcast in a dispute with track management over the number of available stalls, said ThistleDown officials agreed Sept. 18 to increase the number of stalls.

  • Ohio HBPA Pulls Plug on ThistleDown Signal

    For the second time in three years, the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has pulled the plug on the exporting of ThistleDown Racino's live racing signal.

  • Richard Skinner, vice president and general manager for ThistleDown

    ThistleDown Reaps Results of Improved Program

    This year's $500,000 Ohio Derby in retrospect can be considered a success on several levels, and management at ThistleDown Racino expects the marquee race--and the overall racing product--to only get better.

  • Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course

    OH Thoroughbred Tracks Seek 293 Dates in 2015

    Ohio's three Thoroughbred racetracks have applied for a combined 293 racing days for 2015. There would be no overlap between ThistleDown Racino and Mahoning Valley Race Course, which are located not that far apart.

  • PNGI, Horsemen Have Agreement on Ohio Track

    Penn National Gaming Inc. and the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have reached an agreement in regard to the under-construction Youngstown-area racetrack that will replace Beulah Park.

  • Ohio Tracks, Horsemen Close to VLT Agreements

    With a deadline fast approaching, Ohio racetracks and horsemen's groups indicated Dec. 19 they are close to having definite deals on the percentage of video lottery terminal revenue that will go to purses.

  • River-at-Beulah Meet Finally Approved

    After months of negotiations that held up regulatory approval, the Ohio State Racing Commission May 1 signed off on plans for River Downs to move its 2013 live racing dates to Beulah Park.

  • Lack of Deal Stalls River-at-Beulah Meet

    The Ohio State Racing Commission April 16 once again deferred action on a proposal to transfer the River Downs meet to Beulah Park because horsemen and Penn National Gaming Inc. have no contract for the meet.

  • Ohio HBPA Forces VLT Issue With Thistledown

    The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has informed Thistledown it won't grant the track approval to export its signal when live racing begins April 19 because it has no deal with horsemen on VLT revenue.

  • Ohio Takes Stand on Racetrack Casino Plans

    The Ohio State Racing Commission put racetrack casino developers on notice Jan. 10 when, at a hearing, members expressed strong displeasure with the racing aspects of the proposed Miami Valley Gaming and Racing facility.

  • Thistledown requested 122 live racing days.

    For Ohio Tracks, 2013 a Transitional Year

    With one exception, there could be little change in live racing dates at Ohio tracks in 2013, but significant alterations are possible for 2014 should more facilities begin operating video lottery terminals.

  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy was one of the topics discussed at the meeting of the Association of Racing Commissioners International in Saratoga Springs.

    RCI Tightens Model Rule on Shock Wave Therapy

    Given the current climate of Thoroughbred racing, it's no surprise that health, safety, and medications were the primary topics of discussion at a meeting of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

  • Racing Language Protected in OH Gaming Bill

    Language pertaining to the horse racing industry remained intact May 24 when the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate passed a casino cleanup bill that was sent to Republican Gov. John Kasich for his signature.

  • Horsemen's Simulcast Rights Upheld in OH Case

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion Jan. 24 that states the federal Interstate Horseracing Act trumps Ohio statute in regard to horsemen having a say in where races are transmitted.

  • VLT Revenue Splits Remain Issue in Ohio

    Racetracks and horsemen's groups in Ohio continue to wrestle over how much purses and breed development programs will receive from track-based video lottery terminals, which were legalized earlier this year.

  • OH Horsemen Hope Deal Avoids Derby Blackout

    The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is in negotiations with a Cleveland-area harness track to avoid a situation that could lead to a statewide simulcast blackout of the May 7 Kentucky Derby.

  • River Downs

    River Downs Situation Described as 'Horrible'

    Absent an agreement with horsemen, River Downs will begin its live meet April 16 with a minimum purse of $3,200, the lowest in almost two decades, in yet another sign of a struggling Ohio horse racing industry.

  • River Downs

    River Downs Seeking Shorter Racing Week

    River Downs, which anticipates further erosion of pari-mutuel revenue this year, has asked the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association to consider a reduction in 2010 racing dates.

  • Smooth Air won the 2008 Ohio Derby.

    Racing Commission: Cut Dates, Run Ohio Derby

    The Ohio State Racing Commission Aug. 20 brought the grade II Ohio Derby back to the schedule this year by ordering a reduction of five live racing days at Thistledown, traditional host for the only graded stakes in the Buckeye State.

  • Ohio Derby May Not Be Dead for 2009

    Host track Thistledown, the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, and the Ohio State Racing Commission are discussing ways to restore the grade II Ohio Derby in 2009, officials said April 21.

  • Smooth Air Won the Ohio Derby in 2008.

    Thistledown Suspends Ohio Derby in 2009

    Thistledown, at the suggestion of the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, has suspended the $300,000 Ohio Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds. The race was to have its 75th running in 2009.

  • Thoroughbred Dates Restored in Ohio

    Requests by Beulah Park and River Downs to schedule their customary Thoroughbred meets for 2009 were officially granted Dec. 19 by the Ohio State Racing Commission.

  • Crunch Time for Horsemen, Horses in Ohio

    With a little more than two weeks remaining before the scheduled shutdown of the barn area at Beulah Park, management and horsemen still have no deal to continue live racing in January. But developments on a national level could quickly turn things around.

  • River Downs

    160-Plus Race Dates Lost in Ohio Carnage

    Winter racing at Beulah Park was plowed under and the spring/summer meet at River Downs went up in flames Nov. 21 when the Ohio State Racing Commission awarded 2009 dates that represent a loss of more than 160 days of Thoroughbred racing at the two tracks.

  • Beulah, Horsemen Have Temporary Deal

    Beulah Park and the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have "agreed to disagree" on contractual issues, but a temporary agreement has allowed the track to restore previous purse levels and export its signal.

  • Beulah Park Slashes Purses Amid Dispute

    Beulah Park, locked in a dispute that centers on revenue from advance deposit wagering, intends to resume live racing Oct. 22 but with greatly reduced purses and no export of its signal outside of Ohio.