US RACING: Horse racing grapples with risks of running during pandemic

Horse racing is quickly learning it is not totally immune to the effects the coronavirus pandemic has had on other sports, and now it's grappling with the risks of continuing operations. The Louisiana Derby for now is still set for Saturday, the world's richest day of races is scheduled to go on in late March […]

US RACING: Horse racing to resume at West Virginia track without fans

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Live horse racing is back on without the fans at a West Virginia track a few days after the facility was shut down due to the new coronavirus. Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races announced Thursday that horse racing would resume Friday night, The Journal reported. But the track's grandstands, […]

Stakeholders say racing must go on

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The race meetings for Saturday (March 21) and Sunday are to go ahead as planned after the racing stakeholders met at Caymanas Park yesterday. Nominations for the Sunday card takes place today with scratch time taking place shortly after. Present at the meeting were representatives of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission […]

Peking Cruz can rebound in Overnight Allowance contest

KINGSTON, Jamaica - No trophy race is being offered on the 10-race programme, making the non-restricted Overnight Allowance contest the event to pay attention to by punters tomorrow at Caymanas Park. With the scratches of both Anaso and Nuclear Thunder, nine runners will face the starter in the three-year-old and upwards race going five-and-a-half furlongs […]

A look at the race meeting of Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Super Mal wins the first race on no-spectator race day KINGSTON, Jamaica - With the spread of (COVID-19), racing was forced to run without spectators for the first time in the 61-year history of Caymanas Park. Super Mal, trained by Steven Todd and ridden by apprentice Mathew Bennett, had the unique distinction of winning the […]

The Analysis of the spectator-less race day

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Following the agreement to observe all the protocols set by the Ministry of Health and Wellness to combat COVID-19, the promoting company Supreme Venture Racing & Entertainment Limited provided some measure of support for industry players by deciding to stage the race card scheduled for Saturday, March, 14 on Tuesday, March 17. […]

UK RACING – Aidan O’Brien skips Dubai World Cup

Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien has decided not to take his contenders to Meydan for the lucrative March 28 Dubai World Cup night card. Europe's Racing Post reported Thursday that O'Brien cited "concerns over international travel" amid the coronavirus pandemic. O'Brien had a number of well-known contenders listed among likely contenders on the $35 million program: Magic Wandand Circus Maximus […]