Horse Racing

British jockeys will be required to wear masks when racing returns

Jockeys and stalls handlers in Britain will be required to wear masks when horse racing hopes to resume next month during the coronavirus pandemic.The British Horseracing Authority is hoping to get government approval to return on June 1 for...

Belmont Stakes to be held in June at shorter distance

The Belmont Stakes will take place "in the month of June" and be shortened from its traditional length of 1 1/2 miles, Michael Dubb, a member of the New York Racing Association's board of director says.Dubb made the announcement...

Monomoy Girl’s victory highlights return to racing at Churchill Downs

Racing returned to Churchill Downs on Saturday, after a layoff because of the coronavirus pandemic, and former Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl highlighted the 11-race card.With new safety protocols in place, and no fans in the stands, Monomoy Girl...

Preakness rescheduled for Oct. 3, one month after Kentucky Derby

The 145th Preakness Stakes has been rescheduled for Oct. 3, an announcement delivered Saturday less than hour before the original post time for the Triple Crown race.Traditionally held at Pimlico Race Course on the third Saturday in May, the...

Santa Anita gets OK to resume live racing Friday; essential personnel only

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Santa Anita will resume live racing Friday after receiving approval from Los Angeles County health officials.The Arcadia track stopped live racing on March 27 by order of the county health department because of concern over the...

New prep schedule unveiled for Kentucky Derby qualifying

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Churchill Downs on Tuesday released a preliminary list of races that could be used as an extension of the Road to the Kentucky Derby prep schedule, pending agreement by the host tracks.The 146th Derby was rescheduled...

Horse dies at Santa Anita after workout; 13th fatality since December

ARCADIA, Calif. -- A 13th horse has died at Santa Anita since late December.Tailback, a 4-year-old gelding, broke down after a workout Sunday. Trained by Mike Puype, Tailback had no wins in two career starts and earnings of $4,340,...

Horse racing resumes in France, made to wait in Britain

PARIS -- French horse racing resumed on Monday after a break of nearly two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, while the sport in Britain was made to wait until June 1 at the earliest for a restart.Jockeys wore...

Pimlico to be renovated and keep Preakness after bill passes

BALTIMORE -- The Preakness will remain a fixture at timeworn Pimlico Race Course, which will receive a much-needed facelift following the passing of a bill to redevelop Maryland tracks.Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday permitted a bill to become law...

Golden Gate Fields to resume live horse racing on May 14

LOS ANGELES -- Golden Gate Fields will resume live horse racing on May 14 after receiving provisional approval Wednesday from public health officials in Northern California.The track in Berkeley temporarily suspended racing on April 2 at the order of...

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