Ohio State Racing Commission Directs Tracks To Remain Open For ‘Reasonable Equine Exercise’

The Ohio State Racing Commission’s executive director Bill Crawford issued a directive to the state’s racing executives on Tuesday, addressing the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The directive both extends the cancellation of racing through April 30 and requires tracks which are currently open to remain open. Both horsemen’s organizations and racing permit holders will be […]

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Dubai World Cup Cancelled ‘To Help Protect The Well-Being Of Residents And Guests’

The $12 million Dubai World Cup, scheduled for next Saturday, March 28, has been cancelled. The Dubai Racing Club released the following statement on Sunday: “To safeguard the health of all participants, the higher organizing committee of the Dubai World Cup has decided to postpone the 25th edition of the global event to the next […]

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Ohio Racing Commission Shuts Down Racing Through March 27

The Ohio State Racing Commission announces that horse racing at all Ohio racetracks is officially cancelled effective immediately from March 20, 2020 through March 27, 2020. The Commission will be in contact with the permit holders and the horsemen to discuss further cancellations, if needed. Racetrack backsides are to remain open. The racetrack is to […]

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France Shuts Down Racing Through April 15; Grand National Cancelled

France has become the first major racing country to call a halt to national race meets, reports Governing bodies France Galop and Le Trot met Monday to discuss the international COVID-19 pandemic, and announced the decision to cancel horse racing through April 15. “Our absolute priority is the health of all people involved in racing […]

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AQHA Cancels 2020 Convention Due To Coronavirus Concerns

The American Quarter Horse Association has cancelled the 2020 AQHA Convention, due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. The convention was originally scheduled for March 13-16 at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The cancellation of the 2020 AQHA Convention follows the rise in confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States and […]

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Heavy Rains Force Friday Cancellation At Fair Grounds

Due to heavy rains, inclement weather, and safety concerns, the stewards have decided to cancel Fair Grounds nine-race live program for Friday, January 3. Live racing is scheduled to resume Saturday, January 4, with a ten-race card at 12:30 p.m. CT. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low-60s.

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Sunday’s Card At Tampa Bay Downs Cancelled Due To Inclement Weather

Sunday’s nine-race Thoroughbred card has been cancelled due to concerns of inclement weather throughout the entire Tampa Bay area and along Florida’s west coast. The card will be made up on Thursday, Jan. 23, pending state approval. “The safety of our jockeys and horses, as well as fans traveling to and from the racetrack, is […]

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Woodbine Cancels Remainder Of Saturday Card Due To Inclement Weather

Following the first three races, Woodbine Racetrack was forced to cancel the remainder of Saturday’s 12-race card due to inclement weather conditions in the Toronto area. Woodbine cancelled the remainder of the card after the jockeys held a vote in accordance with rule 3.15 in the AGCO Thoroughbred rule book and voted in favour of […]

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Winter Storm Forces Mid-Card Cancellation Sunday At Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled the remainder of Sunday’s live racing program at Aqueduct Racetrack following the day’s fourth race due to a powerful winter storm forecast to impact the New York City metropolitan area over the next 48 hours. The National Weather Service, as well as NYRA’s independent weather forecasting […]

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