MADDOX RACING – SERVICES
Our facility is located in NE Ohio in a great location for racing with two Ohio race tracks (ThistleDown Racino and Mahoning Valley Racino) within 45 minutes away and Presque Isle and Mountaineer about 90 minutes away. The 40 acre training facility is near the small village of Garrettsville and is equipped with 1 barn containing 14 stalls, 5 run-in stalls and room to build an additional 9 stalls. Our training area consist of round pens, a large turn-out paddock, a small sand riding arena, and a 5 horse Euro-xiser. Because of our firm belief in the benefit of swimming horses, there are plans to have swimming pond as soon as possible. The property has plenty of room for roaming and grazing with 30 acres of fenced pasture that is separated into 4 turn-out areas with shelter.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
We offer connections to various breeding farms and bloodstock agents where you can get discounted or specialty deals for seasons to various Thoroughbred stallions. With years of research into the breeding lines that produced some of the great racehorses and the breeding stock that produced these great racehorses, we offer an insight that the average breeder doesn’t have. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to take advantage of this research.
Our goal is to be diligent in making sure the mares in our care are taken care of and are given the best shot to carry a healthy foal. When your mare comes to our facility, she will be taken care of as if she was our own.
Sometimes your race horse just needs a break from the track. Whether it is for a break for rehabilitation due to an injury or for a short time to recover from a hard run of races, we can offer the break your horse needs.
While your horse is in the midst of its racing campaign, a break from the rigors of galloping on the track may be needed. With our swimming regimen, your horse can still receive conditioning to maintain fitness without the pressure and strain on the joints that track training and racing can incur. Our new facility doesn’t currently have a swimming pool, but the plans are in the making to have one as soon as possible.
We pride ourselves on a horse that is well-behaved and is able to go onto a new career after racing without any problems. That is why we take just the right amount of time to break young horses. We offer breaking and preliminary training so that your horse is ready to go to the track with whatever trainer you would like. Not only will they be ready to start galloping at the track, but they will be well-mannered enough that most gallop hands/jockeys will be able to get along with them without issues.
Through the years, we have been a part of the process of taking a horse that has never been taught to lead to getting a gate card and being prepared for their first race. We generally train at the track that will allot us stalls at the beginning of the meet.
The horses at Maddox Racing are given every opportunity to race where they will be competitive. We are considered as having a small operation and are very careful not to cut corners so that we are able to find out the full potential of the horse and benefit from its talent. Our goal is to provide our clients a true value for the investments in their horses. We offer an all-inclusive set fee so that our clients roughly know what their monthly bill amount is going to be. If there are going to be additional charges, we will inform them ahead of time so they will be prepared. We are very willing to work with our clients when it comes to a horse needing a break due to the racing schedule or an injury. A huge benefit we have is access to a farm with a training facility and turnout paddocks for the horses. We can do light training at the farm to keep the horses fit between races, give the horses turn out time so they can recover quickly from races and we also like to use swimming for a variety in their training. Swimming is very beneficial to the horse for many reasons, it helps maintain fitness without the pressure and strain on the joints that track training and racing can incur. The most important is that it provides a level of fitness that most horses aren’t capable of receiving with regular gallops at the track. Horses that spend their entire racing season at the track can get very sour and develop vices that are very undesirable in a horse that needs to find a retirement home where they can be retrained for a second career. Having a farm for them to get regular breaks from the track life ensures their future.
We usually have horses available for sale. These include mares for breeding, mares in foal, young horses or horses of racing age (primarily Ohio Breds), and OTTB’s (Off Track Thoroughbreds). We have been placing Thoroughbreds in homes for years. Most of the horses we sell are horses that are finished with their racing career and are ready for a new career. We have great connections for transitioning these horses into a new discipline and love to see them move on to new careers and companionship.
We are experienced with the conditioning and care needed to have a horse looking its best in preparation for selling.
If we can’t offer the service you are looking for, there is a good chance that we know someone who can. Please use our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can with the best answer to your needs we can offer.
STEPS FOR REGISTERING YOUR OHIO BRED FOAL
1. Register your mare with the Ohio State Racing Commission by July 31st of the year bred. Cost is $100 initially and $25 each year the mare will be bred for an Ohio foal thereafter
2. Make a foaling notification with The Jockey Club within 30 days of foal's date of birth. Make a foaling notification with the Ohio State Racing Commission within 60 days of the foal's date of birth
3. Register your foal as an Ohio Bred, registered foal (sire of foal outside of Ohio or not registered with OSRC) or Accredited foal (sire of foal is registered with OSRC) by October 15th of the year the foal is born. Cost is $25. If this registration is late, the fees are as follows:
- Year born October 16-December 31 - $75
- Weanling year - $150
- 2 Year old year - $300
4. Register the foal with The Jockey Club within 1 year of the foal's date of birth. You will receive a DNA kit and a registration form in the mail when the foal is about 3 months old as long as the foaling report was made within 30 days of foal's date of birth. The DNA kit must be mailed. You can do the remainder of the registration through the mail or online at The Jockey Club website. At least four conformational photos are required for the registration.
5. The stallion certificates are generally released electronically through The Jockey Club once all bills for breeding your mare and stallion fees are paid in full. They can also be mailed.
In order to receive any breeder's rewards, a yearly breeder's license is required. Currently the cost is $10 per year.
You can download all the OH registration forms HERE