British racing braces for coronavirus fallout

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - British horse racing is preparing itself for tough times ahead after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered racecourses, putting jobs at risk and leaving the industry in limbo. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announced on Tuesday the sport would be suspended until the end of April. Racing has faced severe crises before, […]

US RACING: Jason Servis, Jorge Navarro to plead not guilty to doping charges

Jason Servis and Jorge Navarro, the top names in federal indictments unsealed last week tying the trainers into a doping scheme, will plead not guilty on their charges when they appear in a New York court on Monday. That's according to an Asbury Park Press investigation published Tuesday by reporter Stephen Edelson, who detailed that 12 […]

US RACING: Aqueduct is down after backstretch staff tests positive for coronavirus

The New York Racing Association announced Thursday that live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack will be suspended until further notice due to changing circumstances in the racing community relative to the coronavirus pandemic. A backstretch worker who lives and works at Belmont Park tested positive Thursday morning for the coronavirus. Following NYRA's Preparedness and Response Plan, the worker has […]

Australian racing goes on amid pandemic

SYDNEY (AP) — It's arguably more popular in Australia than any other country, so it's no surprise that horse racing is continuing — minus the spectators — despite the increasing travel and other restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. The multi-billion-dollar racing industry employs 250,000 part- and full-time workers in Australia, where there are more than […]