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COVID-19. 2020 updates on tracks/Stakes races   Horse Racing

Started Aug-5 by gerchgo; 627 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Aug-5

Starting this to post on track/race changes due to the pandemic( should have started this sooner....)

Parx is canceling all their open stakes races including the Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion

https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/pennsylvania-derby-cotillion-will-not-be-held-in-2020/

cigarello

From: cigarello

Aug-5

 that is a shame--- though I can understand their position

Derby132

From: Derby132

Aug-5

Oh that's a shame.  What a terrible year.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Aug-7

TV coverage has boosted betting during pandemic, duh, it really was the ONLY sport happening for months! It does say that it seems as those more casual/new fans have been betting.

https://www.drf.com/news/television-exposure-has-helped-racing-business-boom-during-pandemic

And FOX is up 300% over last year. OF COURSE you nuts- horse racing was the only thing live the past few months and you didn’t show the coverage last year. They should be up 1000%!

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/242717/horse-racing-viewership-on-fox-networks-rises-300

  • Edited August 7, 2020 10:11 am  by  gerchgo
Derby132

From: Derby132

Aug-7

That's good.  It needs to apply to everybody.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Aug-11

Colonial Downs shuts down for 2 days after Trevor McCarthy test positive. I don’t believe they have a plan in place on how to proceed as they’re waiting for Health Department on guidance in the matter.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/242801/colonial-downs-cancels-after-positive-covid-19-test

In reply toRe: msg 7
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Aug-12

I’ve posted the Churchill update on the Road to the Derby thread, but should have posted here-duh..... downsized attendance and “suspect” temp checks included.....

https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/churchill-downs-announces-updates-to-kentucky-derby-health-and-safety-operations-plan/

In reply toRe: msg 8
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Aug-12

D Wayne Lukas has tested positive for Covid- prayers for a quick and total recovery!

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/242809/lukas-recovering-from-covid-19

Derby132

From: Derby132

Aug-12

Says he is feeling well.  I do hope that continues!

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