UK RACING: Jockeys will wear masks when racing resumes

Jockeys will wear masks if racing resumes behind closed doors on 1 June, according to British Horseracing Authority (BHA) protocols. If a return to action is approved by the government, the first meeting would be held at Newcastle. Social distancing officers will ensure people stay two metres apart and face coverings will be mandatory for […]

UK RACING: Sports events in March 'caused increased suffering and death’

Two major sporting events held in March "caused increased suffering and death", the scientist leading the UK's largest Covid-19 tracking project has said. Data gathered from millions of volunteers found coronavirus "hotspots" shortly after the Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid. Professor Tim Spector said rates of cases locally "increased several-fold". […]

US RACING: UPDATE – Bob Baffert replies to positive tests from Arkansas Derby

In response to a report Tuesday that two of his Arkansas Derby day runners were flagged for positive tests, trainer Bob Baffert issued a statement to Horse Racing Nation saying he's "extremely disappointed" word leaked before state officials issued a ruling. Paulick Report first broke news, via an Arkansas Racing Commission representative, that not all samples from […]