Columbus, Ohio - A total of 283 Standardbreds have been nominated to the Ohio Fair Racing Conference (OFRC), with 251 harness horses nominated for all 17 fairs that have joined the OFRC in 2014.
The 283 nominated racehorses represent nearly 35% of the 824 eligible Ohio-sired 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers.The OFRC is represented by 17 fairs in 16 counties throughout the state of Ohio, and was established to simplify the staking process for horsemen, to reduce the complexity of administering the racing program by Fair Boards, and to increase harness racing participation at the fairs.
The OFRC has an eight-member board: four appointed by the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA), and four appointed by the Ohio Fair Managers Association (OFMA). Regional interim coordinators Bill Peters and Terri Mt. Pleasant will facilitate the harness racing program at these 17 fairs for 2014.
For more information, go to www.ohha.com/resources/OhioFairRacingConference.php.
by Kimberly Rinker, for the OFRC