US RACING: Del Mar to race earlier in July and without fans

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Del Mar will open its summer racing season on July 10 without fans in attendance and follow safety protocols to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club said it will race on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays pending the approval of the California Horse Racing Board […]

Horse racing returns in New Zealand as lockdown eases

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's financially troubled horse racing industry reopened Thursday (may 28) after being shuttered for months because of the coronavirus outbreak, leading the return of organized sports as the nation moves toward normality. A harness racing meeting which took place without fans at the Addington racecourse at Christchurch was the […]

US RACING: Horsemen want racing at Arlington without spectators

In the wake of a green light given by the state of Illinois for racing to resume, horsemen are renewing pressure on Arlington International Racecourse to get going with a summer meeting. The Illinois Department of Agriculture's announcement lifts COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in June, provided racing is conducted without fans in the stands. Domenic DiCera, executive director of […]

US RACING: Laurel Park to Resume Live Racing May 30

In a May 28 meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission, members unanimously approved the decision to open Laurel Park to resume live racing beginning May 30. Simulcast, intertrack, and common pool wagering are approved to begin as early as May 29. The Laurel Park summer meet will encompass 28 days of racing starting May 30 […]

US RACING: Bob Baffert’s trainee Nadal suffers career ending injury

Undefeated Grade 1 winner Nadal, who won a division of the Arkansas Derby (G1) for trainer Bob Baffert earlier this month, has sustained a likely career-ending injury that was diagnosed after a workout at Santa Anita Park on Thursday, in a story first reported by The injury suffered was reported as a left front […]