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The Ohio HBPA is a non profit trade association which represents nearly 2,500 thoroughbred owners and trainers who race at Ohio’s three commercial Thoroughbred race tracks. The Ohio HBPA negotiates and represents its members interests with track management at Ohio’s tracks. The Ohio HBPA also represents its members interests in front of the Ohio legislature and the Ohio State Racing Commission. The Ohio HBPA helps to provide its members health care and retirement benefits through strong financial support of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Health Fund. The Ohio HBPA is an affiliate of the National HBPA which is based in Lexington, Kentucky. The Ohio HBPA is horsemen helping horsemen.

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Ohio HBPA Officers

Joe Poole

Vice President
Mark Doering
Jeff Jarvis
Mike Rone

Executive Director
Dave Basler

Ohio HBPA Board of Directors

Owner Director
Jeff Jarvis
Kristina Tumblin
Mark Kuntz
Bruce Ryan
Randy Blevins
Bonnie Rogoff

Trainer or Owner/Trainer
Mike Rone
Mark Doering
Joe Poole
Robin Schuster
Bobby Cline
Doug Cowans

Field Office Managers

Sara Oro – Mahoning Valley and Thistledown, (216) 662-7461
Kathi Feebeck – Belterra Park


THHF Retirement Assistance Program

Through contributions made by the Ohio HBPA the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Health Fund has established a Retirement Assistance Program which will begin in 2016 with contributions in 2016 based upon certain requirements being met during 2015. Below is an outline of the plan.

Application forms for the plan will be available in the main office as well as the OHBPA field offices by January 1st, 2016 with a due date of May 1st, 2016.

Eligible Participants

  1. Trainers- who have 40 starts at Ohio thoroughbred tracks during 2015 with a minimum of 51% of the trainer’s total starts during the year occurring at Ohio thoroughbred tracks or at least 100 starts at Ohio thoroughbred tracks during 2015.
  2. Stable Employees- Full time employees of an eligible trainer for a minimum of nine months during 2015 as verified via a form signed by the trainer as well as holding an OSRC license and providing a W-2 or 1099 verifying a minimum of $7,500 for the year.

Fund Contributions

  1. Eligible Trainers- $3,500
  2. Stable Employees- $2,000

Vesting Requirements

5 years of participation in the program will be required to be vested. Trainers who have met the program start requirements during any calendar year from 2000 to 2014 shall receive credit for one year towards vesting for each year they met the start requirements during this time period.

Investment Options

Plan participants will be able to choose from a number of investment funds available through Fifth Third Bank and will also have access, without charge, to speak with Fifth Third Investment Advisors. Plan participants will be able to change investment funds at their discretion.

Plan participants will have online as well as in person access to their account balance, performance, etc.

Retirement Age

Normal Retirement Age- 65 years old
Early Retirement Age- 55 years old


Will be made over a five year period with the vested participant receiving 1/5 of their total account balance the first year, ¼ of their remaining account balance the 2nd year, 1/3 of their remaining account balance the 3rd year, ½ of their remaining account balance the fourth year and their entire remaining account balance in the fifth year.

Dave Basler
Executive Director
3684 Park Street
Grove City, OH 43123
Fax 614-875-0786

Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association
3684 Park Street
Grove City, Ohio 43123

Phone: 614-875-1269
Fax: 614-875-0786
Toll Free: 800-321-8367
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