LAYOFF REPORT FORMS, ONLINE SUBMISSIONS AVAILABLE THROUGH THA WEBSITE
By: Tom LaMarra
The Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association website now offers a portal for online submission of the Layoff Report in six states in the Mid-Atlantic region.
As part of the Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan to Reduce Racehorse Fatalities, entries for horses (other than first-time starters) 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 of Chief Veterinarian at each racetrack. Forms must be submitted at least 30 days prior to entry—unless waived by the EMD or Chief Veterinarian—and are valid for 60 days.
Layoff Report forms are available at stable gates, racing offices and horsemen’s offices as well as available for printing at THAracing.com. Written forms should be submitted in a sealed envelope to the racing office or to the email address for the appropriate jurisdiction. PDF documents, contact information and the aforementioned online submission portal can be found here under the Horsemen’s Resources menu.
Please note that if the horse in question is to race out of town, the Layoff Report form must be submitted to officials in that jurisdiction.