Standardbreds

Meadowlands Closes Temporarily Due to COVID-19

The Meadowlands Racetrack, a top harness racing venue in New Jersey, temporarily shut down starting Tuesday evening after several employees tested positive for COVID-19. Live racing will take place as scheduled Friday, but without fans. The facility will reopen to fans Saturday at 10 a.m. The following is part of a statement the track release Tuesday evening: "The racetrack continues to take an aggressive stance against the spread of COVID-19. Over the past several days the medical team has identified a few individuals that tested positive for COVID-19 that they...

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From the TDN Look: Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center Hits the Marc

On my first trip to the Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, better known as KESMARC, I was actually there to see a Jack Russell Terrier receive a hyperbaric chamber treatment. Troy Hamilton, who operates the chamber and oversees around 1,000 treatments per year, was kind enough to explain the process to me and describe the chamber's many benefits. He also regaled me with tales of some of the greats he had the pleasure to work with, such as Blame and Stephanie's Kitten. I only met owner and founder...

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Faraldo Tests Negative for Coronavirus

Standardbred Owners Association of New York President Joe Faraldo has tested negative for coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. SOA NY Director John Brennan, who was posted at Yonkers Raceway, became the first coronavirus-related death in New Jersey Tuesday, resulting in the closure of Yonkers Raceway. Faraldo had close contact with Brennan and recently developed symptoms similar to those of coronavirus. The SOA NY made the following statement on their Twitter account: "We were notified today that SOA President Joe Faraldo has been tested and confirmed negative for COVID-19. He is...

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