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Friday Racing at Laurel Cancelled Due to EHV-1

As Laurel Park continues to face lock downs due to EHV-1, the Maryland track cancelled Friday's nine-race program as a number of horses entered on the Mar. 12 card are now under quarantine. The Maryland Jockey Club will try to have the remaining horses--that aren't under quarantine--from Friday's program fill cards on Saturday and Sunday. Laurel will remain open for simulcasting Friday. The Stronach 5, Friday's national wager, was to feature two races from Laurel. It has been postponed to Mar. 19 with a carryover of $154,931.   Statement issued...

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Winter Storm Warning Forces Shift of Sunday Card to Monday at Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association, Inc. has moved the entirety of Sunday's live racing program at Aqueduct Racetrack to Monday due a winter storm slated to impact the New York metropolitan area throughout the day on Sunday. The National Weather Service (NWS), which aligns with NYRA's independent weather services, is calling for heavy snow with accumulation of five to nine inches as well as wind chill values between 20 and 25 for the downstate New York region on Sunday. As a result, NYRA has moved Sunday's eight-race card to Monday...

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Friday Racing Canceled at Aqueduct

Due to high winds and frigid temperatures, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) has canceled live racing Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The forecast, which calls for sustained high winds gusting as high as 39 mph, is expected to create wind chill factors as low as -5 degrees and will impact the New York metropolitan area. The conditions are considered dangerous and NYRA has canceled the entire eight-race Friday card in the interest of safety. Live racing at Aqueduct--which was not impacted Thursday--is expected to resume Saturday, Jan. 30, with a...

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Aqueduct and Laurel Cancel Racing Due to Winter Storm

Aqueduct and Laurel both canceled their race cards Thursday after a winter storm hit the east coast Wednesday evening and continued into Thursday morning with rain, snow and heavy winds. In New York snow totals of 9 to 12 inches were expected with wind gusts reaching 50mph. There was also a coastal flooding warning for Queens. Racing will resume at Aqueduct Friday with first post at 12:20 p.m. Living racing also resumes in Maryland Friday with first post at 12:25 p.m.

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Monmouth Cancels Monday Card

With heavy rain and wind from the remnants of Hurricane Delta, officials at Monmouth Park have cancelled its eight-race Columbus Day card scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12. Racing will resume Wednesday, Oct. 14, for the Meadowlands-at-Monmouth meet with eight races on the program. Wednesday's first post is scheduled for 12:50 p.m. with the card headlined by the $100,000 Jersey Shore S.

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Thoroughbred Owner Conference To Be Rescheduled
Thoroughbred Owner Conference To Be Rescheduled

The seventh Thoroughbred Owner Conference, scheduled for July 19-22 in Saratoga Springs, New York, will be reschedued, offiicals at OwnerView have announced. "We were greatly looking forward to bringing the Owner Conference to beautiful and historic Saratoga Springs for the first time this year, but unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to look at alternative arrangements," said Gary Falter, project manager, OwnerView. "We are exploring our options for this fall." Any questions regarding the Owner Conference may be forwarded to Falter via email at [email protected] or by  phone at (859)...

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Keeneland Cancels Spring Meet Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Having already canceled its 2-year-olds in training sale and subsequently announcing that racing would be conducted with no fans in attendance, officials at Keeneland have canceled the Spring race meeting set for Apr. 2 through Apr. 24 due to safety and health concerns surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak. The decision was accelerated by guidance from the Center for Disease Control Mar. 15, which cautioned against holding large events including "conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings and other types of assemblies." The recommendation was that events attended by 50 or more...

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High Winds KO's Live Racing at Aqueduct Thursday
High Winds KO's Live Racing at Aqueduct Thursday

The New York Racing Association announced the cancellation of Thursday's live racing program at Aqueduct Racetrack due to dangerously high winds forecast to impact the New York City metropolitan area throughout the day. The National Weather Service is calling for sustained high winds throughout the afternoon with wind gusts forecast to exceed 40 mph. In the interest of the safety of all participants, NYRA has canceled live racing. Aqueduct Racetrack will remain open for simulcasting. Live racing will return at Aqueduct Friday, Feb. 28. The eight-race card will kick off...

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Golden Gate Cancels Racing the Rest of the Week Due to Lack of Hot Water

Golden Gate Fields has cancelled racing for the rest of the week after repairs from a gas leak in the area surrounding the track damaged the facility's hot water system. In addition to affecting food and beverage at the track, the issue impacts backstretch workers and the track is installing portable hot water showers for them during the repair process. "There is no concern of a gas leak at Golden Gate Fields," said David Duggan, Vice President & General Manager, Golden Gate Fields. "Unfortunately, there was a leak in the...

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Fair Grounds Cancels Friday Racing

The Fair Grounds stewards cancelled Friday's race card due to heavy rains and safety concerns at the NOLA track. Live racing will resume Saturday with a 10-race card that kicks off at 1:30 p.m. EST.

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