Trainer Jorge Duarte, who took over the Colts Neck Stables operation at the very end of 2018, is battling coronavirus, he revealed this week.
The coronavirus emergency continues to take a toll on the racing world, plus stars in West Virginia and the Floriday Derby, in the week in social media.
The more fortunate trainers at Charles Town can focus on keeping their horses fit, but for those less fortunate the coronavirus emergency could be dire.
In the wake of a “stay-at-home” order issued by WV Gov. Jim Justice, Charles Town Races announced today it would cease live racing “until further notice.”
Maryland racing mainstay Bob Manfuso — owner, breeder, board member, and onetime track co-owner — passed away Thursday at age 82.
Saturday’s Off to the Races Radio will feature VTA president Debbie Easter and Laurel Park-based trainer Ferris Allen.
With coronavirus, and lots more, it’s been a crazy week, in the week in social media.
After days of uncertainty the Maryland Jockey Club said it would cease racing at Laurel Park indefinitely because of the coronavirus emergency.
After two dark days, Charles Town Races will resume live racing Friday, March 20. The track also announced it will postpone the CT Classic to an as-yet undetermined date.
Racing at Laurel Park will take on the flavor of an intrasquad scrimmage, as only horses stabled there or at Pimlico will be permitted on the grounds.
For the second straight day, the coronavirus has prompted Charles Town to cancel its racing while it seeks permission to run going forward.
Legislation to redo Pimlico and Laurel Park passed both houses of the Md. Legislature Wednesday and now heads to the Governor.
Charles Town Races has canceled its March 18 card following an executive order by Gov. Jim Justice closing casinos.
After a couple of days of confusion following Gov. Hogan’s emergency order Sunday, Laurel Park will race this weekend with additional restrictions.
Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic 2-year-old sale, the region’s marquee sale, will be two sales this year, one in May a bit later than planned, the second in June.
In a Tuesday press conference, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said that his office in discussion with the Maryland Jockey Club about postponing the Preakness.
The Kentucky Derby will take place Sepember 5 – more than four months after originally scheduled – because of COVID-19 fears.
Penn National Race Course in Grantville, PA will suspend live racing as a result of the coronavirus, the track announced today.
Monmouth Park chief Dennis Drazin today issued a statement in response to the indictments of last week that doesn’t seem likely to please many.