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Fort Erie Race Track Announces dates for Opening Day, Prince of Wales Stakes Sticky

FORT ERIE, May 19, 2020 – Fort Erie Race Track announced today that the 2020 racing season will return on Tuesday, June 2 at 1:20 p.m. The live racing calendar will have a revised schedule this season, running on Mondays and Tuesdays at 1:20 p.m. through to October 13.

Preakness 145 will be held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 Sticky

Baltimore, MD --- 1/ST Chairman and President Belinda Stronach together with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced today that Preakness 145 will be held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The announcement was made during NBC Sports’ nationally televised broadcast, The Middle Jewel: American Pharoah’s Run to the Triple Crown.  The Preakness Stakes, typically held on the third Saturday in May was postponed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic and, as previously announced, will not include InfieldFest.

Ireland Ready to Race With a Week's Notice Sticky

A week would be all racing in Ireland needed to restart in the event of an all-clear from the government, with the sport remaining "racing ready" after the latest meeting of the Horse Racing Ireland board.
 
Ireland remains in lockdown until at least May 4, but the country's chief medical officer April 17 gave a positive outlook on the spread and impact of the coronavirus, providing some optimism that restrictions may potentially start to lift in the near future.
 

Ontario Horse Racing Update: Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Benefit Sticky

TORONTO, April 3, 2020 – As part of its mandate, the Ontario Racing task force, dedicated to addressing the financial impacts of COVID-19 as it relates to the industry, will provide regular updates to the Ontario horse racing community. 

The 146th Kentucky Derby will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020 to September 5, 2020 Sticky

The 146th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020 to September 5, 2020 and the 146th Longines Kentucky Oaks will be rescheduled from May 1, 2020 to September 4, 2020. These dates are contingent upon final approval from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission which we expect to receive on Thursday, March 19.

British Horseracing Authority to Launch New Racing League Sticky

Championship Horse Racing has announced that it will launch a new flat horse racing series this summer, with the event to be sanctioned by the British Horseracing Authority. The Racing League will take place across six evening meets this summer, each consisting of six individual races. The overall prize fund for the league is set at £1.8m (€2.1m/$2.3m), with each of the 36 races worth £50,000.
 

Horses help vets, first responders heal from the effects of PTSD Sticky

Edward Gilliard still suffers the effects of the combat wounds he received in the Vietnam War: His voice is a soft whisper, and his legs ache. But it was a daunting caseload as a career social worker in Philadelphia — years spent investigating child-abuse cases, working with adjudicated delinquents, and later supporting those with AIDS — that stirred back to life the trauma he had experienced in combat.
 

Ontario Horse Racing: Auditor General Notes Lack of Transparency and Accountability Sticky

Recently the Auditor General of Ontario released its Annual Report on Ontario horse racing. The report notes that Ontario’s horse racing industry has received about $500 million in government funding over the past five years, but remains “remarkably lacking in public transparency and accountability,” Bonnie Lysyk says in her 2019 Annual Report, released today.
 
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