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Ohio Standardbred Development Fund (OSDF)

The Ohio Standard Development Fund was created in 1975. The fund receives taxes paid on wagers at harness racetracks and fairs. Beginning in 2013, a portion of the tax on casinos paid to the OSRC became another funding source. The racing commission authorizes disbursements from the fund after three OSDF Committee members, Chairman Richard McClelland, Senena Esty and George Berlin, hold hearings on conditions for the program and set annual racing dates.

Ohio law mandates the scheduling of up to five races and a championship for each of eight 2- and 3-year-old divisions. Tracks add a minimum of $5,000, to purses for each race. Purse money is also comprised of money allocated by the OSDF--including Video Lottery Terminal revenue provided by horsemen--and nominating and starting fees paid by horsemen. All races leading to championships in 2017 will carry a purse of $40,000 to $45,000. All championship purses are $250,000 guaranteed.

Overall, the vast majority of OSDF moneys are allocated to Ohio Sires Stakes races. A portion of the fund is used to promote the breeding and racing of Ohio-bred harness horses. Ohio-eligible horses are those sired by a stallion that was registered with the Ohio State Racing Commission and stood in Ohio the year the horse was conceived. The fund also makes donations for equine-related research at The Ohio State University.


2yo Colt Trot

2yo Colt Pace

2yo Filly Trot

2yo Filly Pace

3yo Colt Trot

3yo Colt Pace

3yo Filly Trot

3yo Filly Pace

2017 Ohio Sires Stakes Dates

2017 2- & 3-Year-Old Conditions


2017 2- & 3-Year-Old Nomination Form


Stallion Registration

Stallion Renewal

Report of Mares Bred

Eligible Stallions: 2017 & earlier

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