Belmont Park opened and resumed racing (without racing fans in the stands) on Wednesday, June 3rd.
Sadly, Arrogate passed away recently. At Saratoga Race Course, he won the 2016 Travers Stakes and shattered the track record as the fastest winning horse!
Belmont Stakes is scheduled on June 20th (Sat.). Race distance has been changed from the traditional 1-1/2 miles to 1-1/8 miles. First time in history that Belmont Stakes is being run prior to the Kentucky Derby. On the home page, click Belmont Stakes link.
Saratoga Race Course will open on Thursday, July 16th. On the home page, click Saratoga link and see racing calendar and more details.
Good news: Some states are starting to allow racetracks to open; i.e., without horse racing fans in the stands. The following are some of the tracks that are opening soon:
JUNE: Belmont Park (1st), Canterbury Park (early June), Emerald Downs (22nd), Indiana Grand (14th), Louisiana Downs (6th), Presque Isle Downs (8th), and Woodbine (mid-June tentative).
JULY: Monmouth Park (3rd), Saratoga Race Course (16th).
NOTE: Harness racing tracks across the country open up in respective states using same date range as above.
Due to major coronavirus ordeal, the impact on horse racing is so great that, even the most prestigious race, the Kentucky Derby, has been postponed to Saturday, September 5th (Labor day weekend).
Derby prep races started way back in January. On the home page, click Kentucky Derby link. Latest "Road to the Derby" results and recent derby winners are posted.
Major races (Grade 1, 2, and 3) are posted on this website each week.
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