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Ohio Racing Shut Down Until Mid-May

Published: April 10, 2020 2:21 pm ET

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The Ohio State Racing Commission has announced that horse racing at all Ohio racetracks is officially cancelled through May 15.

The directive was handed down by OSRC Executive Director Bill Crawford on Friday (April 10). To read complete details of the Commission’s directive, view the embedded PDF that follows or click the link above the embedded PDF below.

The Ohio Sires Stakes races for three-year-old colt and filly pacers and trotters, originally scheduled to take place at Miami Valley Raceway on May 1 and May 3, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 virus situation.

They will be rescheduled at a later date.

The first legs of the Buckeye Stallion Series have been postponed with the intent to reschedule at a later date. This includes the Three-Year-Old Filly Trot and the Three-Year-Old Filly Pace which were scheduled for April 30 at Miami Valley Gaming and Raceway and the Three-Year-Old Colt Trot and the Three-Year-Old Colt Pace scheduled for May 2 at Miami Valley.

The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association will continue to monitor the situation regarding the COVID-19 virus and when racing will resume in the state of Ohio to determine when the first legs of the series above can be rescheduled.

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