New England Harness Racing
at Plainridge Park in Plainville, Massachusetts


  • Health certificates are mandatory for all horses coming onto the grounds of Plainridge.
  • Health certificate  must be made to Plainridge.
  • If owner/trainer changes for any reason, will need a new health certificate in their name.
  • A licensed veterinarian must write the health certificate and it must state that the horse is in good health, has a negative Coggins test which is good until December 31, 2019, and a recent Herpes (EHV-1) vaccination. Hard copy of Coggins required (2019). Proof of vaccination needed. Vaccination for EHV/Rhino may be put (legibly) on health certificate.
  • The health certificate must be presented the first time you come on the Plainridge grounds and is good for the entire meet.
  • Health must be dated within 30 days of first race at Plainridge.
  • Health certificate will be good for entire race meet as long as conditions are met.
  • If sick, need new health OR well slip on vets letter head with ALL information (date, place, location, vet name, accreditation #, and well statement).  If scratch sick at another track , say even 3 starts back before coming back here will need new health, as sickness voids all past health certificates.

It is strongly recommended that all trainers have a full copy of documentation for each horse brought onto Plainridge grounds regardless of whether or not information has previously been provided to the Racing Office.

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P.O. Box 1811, Plainville, MA 02762    508-316-3364

EHV-1 Vaccination Requirement

Plainridge Park will require a 2019 EHV-1 vaccination for all horses entering the grounds. This includes horses arriving at the facility for any purpose such as participating in the racing meet, stabling on the grounds, or shipping into the facility for training purposes. Veterinary documentation of the vaccination will be required.

The vaccination must be given in calendar year 2019. In order to afford the best protection, it is recommended that the vaccine be given at least 10-14 days prior to shipment. Please consult with your veterinarian regarding the specific vaccine and booster recommendations for your horses and situation. Veterinary documentation of the vaccine may be included on the health certificate.