racing cancellations

Uncertainty From Prairie Meadows Leaving Horsemen, Horses In The Lurch

Trainers who would normally migrate from the winter race circuit down south to Prairie Meadows are caught in limbo, The Blood-Horse reported this week. Trainers who usually make the trip between Oaklawn and Prairie Meadows are uncertain where they will go, as Oaklawn prepares to close its backstretch later this month. For owners and trainers […]

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Kentucky Governor Hints An Announcement On Kentucky Racing Could Come Wednesday

In his daily address to Kentuckians on Tuesday evening, Gov. Andy Beshear hinted that an announcement regarding the reopening of Churchill Downs could come as early as Wednesday. Beshear did not provide specifics as to dates for such a reopening, or elaborate on whether that would be the reopening of the track’s backstretch or the […]

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Harness Racing’s North America Cup At Woodbine Postponed Indefinitely Due To COVID-19

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 37th running of the Pepsi North America Cup will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, June 20. While a new date has not been confirmed, Woodbine Entertainment intends to host the North America Cup at Woodbine Mohawk Park, subject to recommendations […]

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Maryland Horsemen’s Group Schedules Digital Question And Answer Session On COVID-19 Shutdown

The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association will host a racing community webinar and question-and-answer session Thursday, April 16, to discuss the ongoing shutdown of live racing in the state and related issues due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The webinar, which will begin at 2 p.m., will allow for an open forum for discussion of issues […]

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COVID-19: British Horseracing Authority Suspends Racing, Effective Wednesday

The British Horseracing Authority announced that all horse racing in Britain will be suspended, effective Wednesday, March 18. On Monday night, The Jockey Club announced that The Randox Health Grand National at Aintree has been cancelled due to coronavirus. Two race meetings are scheduled to take place behind closed doors at Wetherby and Taunton on […]

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Santa Anita Cancels Friday Card Due To Anticipated Rains

Santa Anita released the following statement late Monday: Due to the forecasted heavy rain in Southern California, Santa Anita has cancelled racing scheduled for this Friday out of an abundance of caution. Racing for this weekend will be evaluated later this week and will be dependent on the forecast. In the wake of last year’s […]

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Jockeys At Parx Refuse To Be Named On Mounts, Citing Issues With Track Management

Saturday’s live racing program at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., is in jeopardy after 34 jockeys told track management they would not accept mounts until three issues were addressed. Entries for Saturday were taken earlier this week, but as of Thursday afternoon no jockeys were named on any runners. Tom Kennedy, attorney for the Jockeys’ […]

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Golden Gate Fields Cancels Remainder Of Racing Week Due To Hot Water Supply Issue; Stronach 5 Cancelled

Racing at Golden Gate Fields has been cancelled this week after repairs from a gas leak in the area surrounding the Albany, CA track damaged the facility’s hot water system. “There is no concern of a gas leak at Golden Gate Fields,” said David Duggan, Vice President & General Manager, Golden Gate Fields. “Unfortunately, there […]

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Aqueduct Calls Off Thursday Live Racing Due To Low Wind Chill

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled Thursday’s live racing program at Aqueduct Racetrack due to extremely low wind chill values currently impacting the New York City metropolitan area. The National Weather Service forecasts wind chill values between 5 and 15 degrees throughout the day with temperatures in the mid-20s for Thursday, December 19. […]

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