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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.

The 2020 Kentucky Derby and COVID 19: Message from Churchill Downs Sticky

During times of uncertainty, our traditions provide a great sense of comfort. We realize, that for many of you, the Kentucky Derby is a treasured annual tradition, and for others, a bucket-list experience. The time-honored traditions of the Kentucky Derby are as much about the fans as the race itself.

Horse racing UK: Business as usual until government says otherwise Sticky

“Keep calm and kick on” is the maxim racing appears to have adopted in the face of the threat posed by coronavirus, judging by the views expressed on a busy day here as trainers seized the chance to win some decent prize money without competition from the unbeatable Irish.

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.
 

The richest horse race in the sport’s history Sticky

The Saudi Cup is to become the richest horse race in the sport’s history after the prize money for the inaugural contest in Riyadh in February 2020 was confirmed to be $20 million.

Lawmakers to move forward with $375M plan to keep the Preakness in Baltimore Sticky

Maryland lawmakers introduced legislation Monday that would authorize up to $375 million in debt to rebuild the state’s two largest racetracks and keep the storied Preakness Stakes horse race in Baltimore.
 

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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