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Track Cancellations current   Horse Racing

Started 1/12/18 by Amy (1pony); 19757 views.
Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

3/15/20

Sunland Park shutting down for minimum of 2 weeks, so looks like no Sunland Derby

Laurel Park shutting down after tomorrow 

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

3/15/20

So how stupid is this Gulfstream is closed to people viewing races but the Casino is still open for people to play slots. 

cigarello

From: cigarello

3/15/20

  tbat is pretty stupid!!!!!

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

3/15/20

So Keeneland will be taking everyone’s (Grooms, trainers, owners, vets, blacksmiths etc)  temp as they try to enter the backstretch every day. Have a fever no entrance. 
 

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

3/15/20

Yes indeed 

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

3/15/20

Gotta do it to stay on top of it.

cigarello

From: cigarello

3/16/20

https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/west-hires-bramlage-to-examine-maximum-security/

 Keeneland has cancelled the 2020 spring meet!!!  Can Churchill be far behind?

In reply toRe: msg 85
cigarello

From: cigarello

3/16/20

https://www.wdrb.com/news/kentucky-derby-to-be-postponed-until-september-as-concerns-heighten/article_5e88ecce-6557-11ea-8c64-1bf69c1bc962.html

 The Kentucky Derby has been postponed until the first Sat in September- Sept 5.

I cross posted this in the Kentucky Derby 2020 thread

In reply toRe: msg 78
Derby132

From: Derby132

3/18/20

Amid coronavirus chaos, the racetrack provides an oasis

Nicole Russo

"They need to train because they're highly strung, and right now, we are racing,” said trainer Graham Motion, who is based out of the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland. “They need to train, they need to get out of their stalls, because we do have them so tightly wound.”

Thoroughbreds at the peak of fitness can’t simply be shipped out of racetracks and turned out in fields until the current crisis has passed. Motion raised the issue of the strain that a massive influx of horses from tracks and training centers would put on farm space; Bond noted that releasing a horse unused to turnout after the structure of the racetrack poses a safety risk.

“You can’t just take these horses and say, ‘Let’s go to the farm,’ ” Bond said. “That would be the perfect move in this reality if you could do it. But these horses are athletes.”

https://www.drf.com/news/amid-coronavirus-chaos-racetrack-provides-oasis

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