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Attention Trainers!!! 150 Day Layoff Report

Attention Parx Trainers!! Starting November 26, any horse that has not run for >150 days ( 5 months) , should have a Layoff Form submitted to the State Vets office. Racing Commission policy can be found here:

Entries for horses* that have not raced for 150 days or more will NOT be accepted unless the trainer has completed and submitted a Layoff Report Form to the Equine Medical Director or Chief Veterinarian. Forms must be submitted at least 30 days** prior to entry, and are valid for 60 days. Layoff Report Forms will be made available at the Stable Gate, in the Racing Office, in the HBPA or THA Office and on line at www.thatracing/resources/layoffreportform. Forms should be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Racing Office, or to the email address for the appropriate racing jurisdiction. If the horse will race out of town, the Layoff Report Form must be submitted to the jurisdiction where the horse will race. Below are links and contact information for each track in the Mid Atlantic region. Click the name of the racetrack to download or print the Layoff Report form for that track. You can also fill out and submit the Layoff Report on-line to the appropriate racetrack by clicking the links below.

*Does not apply to first-time starters. **The 30-day requirement may be waived by the Equine Medical Director or Chief Veterinarian at the track where the horse will race. This policy will go into effect at Parx on December 1, 2020.
For all Mid-Atlantic Tracks

Parx Racing Online Form


 To Begin: State Vets are asking for the “30 days prior to entry” requirement for the form and ask that if an entry is taken and the form has not yet been submitted, the trainer be asked to submit the form immediately. This is so that we may review it prior to race day (in case we have any questions). 

Once this becomes an official regulation (vs. a policy as it is now), 30 days prior to entry, it will be required that the Layoff form be handed in or the entry will be denied.

This site has the printable form or a trainer can click below that and fill out the form directly on line and submit it via their system. The links for other tracks is also on this site.