Ohio racing circuits adopt cancellation refund policy for nominating fees

Grove City, OH — Ohio’s four Fair racing circuits, the Ohio Fair Racing Conference, Home Talent Colt Stakes, Ohio Colt Racing Association, and Southern Valley Colt Circuit, have agreed to a formula for distribution of nomination fees in the event of a complete cancellation of county fair racing in advance of the county fair’s scheduled racing dates.

In the event of a cancellation of live racing at an Ohio county fair prior to the fair’s scheduled racing dates, across the board nomination fees will roll over to those fairs conducting live racing on future dates within that circuit by division. Single nominations will be refunded, with the refund going to the nominating party at the time of the nomination.

In the event the cancellation occurs at a point in a circuit’s racing season that makes it impractical or impossible to roll nomination fees forward, then any remaining nomination fees will be refunded to the person that nominated the horse to the circuit.

All refunds will occur upon the conclusion of the fair racing season for each circuit.

The stated policy enacted for 2020 will be in effect in the event any unavoidable cause or state of emergency occurs, and a county or independent agricultural society cancels live racing in its entirety and prior to the fair’s scheduled racing dates.

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