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Canterbury Park Furloughs 850 Employees

Wed, 2020-04-01 14:58
Canterbury Park Holding Corporation, which owns and operates Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., announced April 1 it has temporarily furloughed approximately 850 employees, citing the facility's suspended operations due to COVID-19.

Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation Donates Face Shields

Wed, 2020-04-01 14:58
The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation donated 1,000 Kroop's Brands face shields to the New York Racing Association racetrack community as it deals with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Bolton Center Launches Telehealth Service

Wed, 2020-04-01 02:54
In an effort to provide the highest level of veterinary care amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine at New Bolton Center announced the launch of a new telehealth service for large animals.

Nadal, Tiz the Law Second Choices in Derby Wager Pool 4

Wed, 2020-04-01 02:54
With a rescheduled Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) still 22 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of "All Other 3-Year-Olds" has been made the 5-2 morning line favorite for Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

Graded Winner International Star to Stud in Chile

Wed, 2020-04-01 02:54
The son of Fusaichi Pegasus was sold to Haras Porta Pia Stud Farm near Santiago.

Trainers Pay Tribute to Owner Who Died from COVID-19

Wed, 2020-04-01 02:54
Paul Townend died at 61 after battling coronavirus

Queen's Plate Postponement Looms During COVID-19 Crisis

Wed, 2020-04-01 02:54
Officials at Woodbine are considering the potential postponement of the Queen's Plate, the Toronto track confirmed in a March 31 statement to BloodHorse.

Q B One Progresses to First Timed Work

Wed, 2020-04-01 02:54
Spendthrift Farm's Q B One, the first foal out of champion Beholder, registered his first timed workout March 30 at Santa Anita Park. 

Sir Winston Returns to Belmont Park After Dubai Travels

Wed, 2020-04-01 02:54
Reigning Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Sir Winston is back in familiar surroundings at Belmont Park after clearing quarantine upon his return from Dubai.

Ohio Racing Suspension Extended Through April 30

Wed, 2020-04-01 02:54
Live racing in the state of Ohio will remain suspended at least through April 30, according to a March 31 release from the Ohio State Racing Commission.

Bond Runs Deep Between Tough Stevens Siblings

Wed, 2020-04-01 02:54
The connection has never wavered. Scott was Gary's sounding board through his recuperation from hip replacement surgery in 2016, just as Gary gave Scott the support and comfort he needed while recovering from a horrible accident at Canterbury Downs.

Santa Anita Derby Canceled as Track Remains Closed

Wed, 2020-04-01 02:54
Santa Anita Park will remain closed for live racing through the April 4-5 weekend as it abides by an order issued last week from the Los Angeles County Health Department. The Santa Anita Derby (G1) will be rescheduled for later in the season. 

Come Dancing Works Toward Apple Blossom at Oaklawn

Wed, 2020-04-01 02:54
Millionaire grade 1 winner Come Dancing is targeting the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) April 18 at Oaklawn Park for her 2020 debut, and recorded her first published local work March 31 at the Arkansas track.

Newmarket Community Pulls Together in Face of COVID-19

Wed, 2020-04-01 02:54
The Newmarket racing community has joined forces with local business and council leaders to provide vital support to vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strange Debut Season for Rookie Trainer O'Brien

Tue, 2020-03-31 14:54
Nothing is normal anymore. Everything seems strange, but it was always going to be strange for 21-year-old Donnacha O'Brien who is getting to grips with his first season as a fully-fledged trainer. 

Irish Stallion Farms Face Unique Challenges of COVID-19

Tue, 2020-03-31 14:54
The destructive impact of COVID-19 has brought many industries to a halt in recent weeks but Irish breeding operations are attempting to continue business to the most normal extent possible, all the while adhering to lockdown regulations.

Park Equine Hospital Supports Horseracing Integrity Act

Tue, 2020-03-31 14:54
The Partners of Park Equine Hospital announced today that it is in full support of the Horseracing Integrity Act currently working its way through Congress.

TCA's Horses First Fund to Aid Backstretch Workers

Tue, 2020-03-31 14:54
Thoroughbred Charities of America's Horses First Fund is providing funding to backstretch and aftercare organizations working to support the Thoroughbred community amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Industry Group Releases Plan for COVID-19 Aftermath

Tue, 2020-03-31 02:50
The industry group responding to the impact of the coronavirus on horseracing in Britain released an operational plan March 30, detailing the conditions required for racing to resume in Britain, which is planned for May 1.

Former Prosecutor: Navarro, Servis Longshots to Win

Tue, 2020-03-31 02:50
Jason Servis and Jorge Navarro may have won a score of races as heavy favorites in the last few years, but the two trainers are longshots to prevail against federal charges that can land them as much as five years in prison.

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