US RACING: Owners to get entry at Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park will allow horse owners on the property, starting with the new racing week Wednesday, as officials await clearance to open the track to fans on a limited basis. Bill Badgett, executive director of Florida racing operations for The Stronach Group, said Monday that owners will be required to remain in a restricted area […]

UK RACING: Sport of Kings leads the way as elite sport returns to Britain

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – Horse racing resumed in England on Monday as professional sport got under way again following the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Elite sport in Britain has been in a deep freeze since March but the government on Saturday approved the return of domestic competitive action behind closed doors from June […]

SOUTH AFRICA: Racing meeting marks return of live sport to South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) - A horse racing meeting in Durban Monday marked the return of live sport to South Africa two months into a national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was the first sporting event since March 26 as the government downgraded the five-tier shutdown from level four to three and permitted […]