coronavirus protocols

Horologist Co-Owner Banned For Appearing In Winner's Circle

Cameron Beatty, a co-owner of Horologist (Gemologist), has been banned from Monmouth Park for the remainder of the 2020 meet after he appeared in the winner's circle following her win in the June 18 GIII Molly Pitcher S. Because of the coronavirus, Monmouth is not allowing owners in the winner's circle or in the paddock. Dennis Drazin, who heads the management team that runs Monmouth, said that, for now, the suspension means only that Beatty is not allowed on the premises. However, he said further disciplinary actions could be taken...

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Surge in Jockey Virus Positives Met with Slew of New Restrictions

A surge in positive Coronavirus tests among jockeys was met on Tuesday with a flurry of new movement-related restrictions at Thoroughbred tracks from coast to coast in an effort to keep the pandemic from spreading further. For the industry in general, any sizable spike in COVID-19 positives among participants will almost certainly trigger another wave of racetrack shutdowns. But for jockeys specifically, the balance of maintaining safety under pandemic precautions often comes down to treading a fine line between protecting one's health versus protecting one's livelihood. Since the end of...

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Aidan and Donnacha O'Brien Temporarily Banned From Irish Courses

Trainers Aidan and Donnacha O'Brien have been fined €2,500 each and prohibited from attending race meetings in Ireland for two weeks for failing to enter The Curragh through the health screening area at a meeting last month. The pair were found to have breached coronavirus health screening protocols at the County Kildare course on June 12, which was G1 Irish 2000 Guineas day during the week racing resumed in Ireland. The matter was heard by the referrals panel of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board on Monday. A tweet from the...

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Goffs UK, Arqana Release Protocols

Goffs UK and Arqana have released their COVID-19 protocols and medical forms ahead of their joint breeze-up sale on July 1, which will be restricted to those attending in a professional capacity that have pre-registered. The protocols are in line with government guidelines. The auction houses have released an information booklet outlining how the sale will generally work; COVID-19 sale protocols and a COVID-19 registration and medical questionnaire which must be completed and returned by all those attending the sale.

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