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Woodbine Officially ‘On Track’ To Begin Racing On June 6

The return of live horse racing in the Province of Ontario just got one step closer. Earlier today, the Ontario government announced a framework to gradually reopen the Province in stages. Stage 1, which is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 19, allows for horse racing without spectators and physical distancing measures in place. ‚ÄúThis […]

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‘More Than Cautiously Optimistic’: Churchill CEO Making Plans For Fan Presence At September Derby

On the heels of yesterday’s announcement that horsemen will be allowed on the backside of Churchill Downs on May 11, CEO Bill Carstanjen is now hoping that the track will be able to have fans attend the re-scheduled Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in September. “There’s still going to be social distancing issues,” Carstanjen […]

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Lone Star Stable Area Will Open May 4; New Protocols To Be Announced

On April 28, the Lone Star Park Racing Department sent out the following notice regarding the reopening of the stable area: Dear Horsemen, We are happy to let you know that Lone Star Park will be able to start accepting horses into our stable area on Monday, May 4 beginning at 6:00 am. During this […]

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BHA: ‘Best Case Scenario’ Would See 2,000 Guineas Run In June

The British Horseracing Authority’s current plan for the resumption of racing is based on a phased approach, which will allow the sport to transition back to a normal fixture list in a controlled way that is consistent with what is likely to be a gradual easing of Government restrictions. A full range of possible scenarios […]

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Reports Of Animal Cruelty Fall During COVID-19 Pandemic, But Not Because Animals Are Safe

Reports of animal cruelty have gone down during the COVID-19 pandemic as people are forced to stay in their homes or social distance. This isn’t necessarily because the abuse itself has abated, reports The Horse. The decline is most likely because those who would report the abuse or neglect of animals aren’t able to move […]

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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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Gulfstream Friday Card Called Off; Racing To Resume Saturday With Jockeys Room Update, Added Protocols

At Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows, the health, safety and welfare of every person and every horse in our community is our top priority. With that in mind, Gulfstream Park will suspend racing for one day, Friday, March 20, to update its protocols in a number of areas, including the Jockeys’ Room. […]

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