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COVID-19 Health & Safety Update

At 1/ST & Santa Anita Park, the health and safety of you, our guest, is our top priority.


To safeguard the health of all participants, the higher organising committee of the Dubai World Cup has decided to postpone the 25th edition of the global event to the next year.


Horse racing around the world has felt the full effects of the Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), with a number of the world's most famous horse races and thoroughbred racing jurisdictions impacted.

Racing in Britain has been suspended until the end of April, forcing the cancellation of Britain's most famous race, the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse.

Churchill Downs announced the 146th Kentucky Derby (Run For the Roses) will now be run on September 5, while options are still being explored for the two other Triple Crown races, the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.

French racing has also been abandoned until at least April 15.

Horse racing in Victoria, Australia has seen health screening introduced at major racetracks to help combat the spread.

However, racing in Dubai and Hong Kong is pressing on for now.

How will other major race meetings like Royal Ascot Racecourse 2020 be impacted in the future?

What is Coronavirus?
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. The illness started in Wuhan, China.

America's Day at the Races to air weekend racing coverage on FS1

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced an expanded weekend broadcast schedule for America's Day at the Races, the acclaimed national telecast presenting coverage and analysis of the best racing from around the country.

New York-based trainers support eliminating race-day Lasix

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will prohibit the use of Furosemide (Lasix) within 48 hours of racing for all 2-year-olds with the start of juvenile racing in April at Aqueduct Racetrack, ushering in a new era in medication reform.

Racing industry leaders working on urgent financial proposals

Senior executives from the racing industry have been meeting today to consider all the options for financial support after the suspension of racing. This includes developing a submission to the UK government.

Racing to continue in Ireland under strict protocols

Medical facilities to be made available for Government use