Doug McCoy, a longtime chart-caller who continued his career in racing as a freelance writer, passed away last week.
Martin Mora, a Maryland security guard, passed away in April, and his absence was keenly felt this weekend as racing returned to the state.
Horsemen struck an optimistic tone for the return of Pennsylvania racing at Penn National and Presque Isle after a May 28 meeting.
New Jersey’s Governor gave racetracks the green light to return Friday, clearing the way for Monmouth Park to race starting July 3 as planned.
With the racing world in flux, Colonial Downs and Virginia horsemen are considering a schedule shift to grab the evening market.
The Maryland Racing Commission today approved the return of live racing to Laurel Park, which kicks off its summer meet May 30.
Delaware Park has pushed its return date back three weeks and aims to shorten its 2020 meet by 20 days in the face of the coronaviruse epidemic.
Preakness 145 will take place – as rumors had suggested – October 3 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
The date for Preakness 145 will be unveiled Saturday on NBC as part of a two-hour – half-online, half-TV – celebration of the Middle Jewel.
With no clear date for racing to return announced, Penn National announced that its annual marquee event, the Penn Mile, would be canceled this year.
It does not include live racing dates, but in a positive sign for the return of racing, Laurel Park has released a condition book for its return to action.
After a nearly-two-month break, Charles Town Races is now scheduled to resume live racing on May 14.
After a four-week break, Off to the Races Radio will return to the air Saturday, April 25 with an action-packed show.
Fasig-Tipton will offer buyers the option of bidding online at all future auctions, the company announced today, an important step in these days of coronavirus.
Stronach Group exec Craig Fravel, in an interview with NBC Sports, said Wednesday that the Preakness might end up running prior to the Kentucky Derby.
With New Jersey the second-hardest hit state in the nation by coronavirus, Monmouth Park will not allow horses on the grounds until June 1.
With Mid-Atlantic racing continuing to be shut down, the popular weekly Off to the Races Radio program will take two more weeks off before resuming.
G3 winner Majestic Reason moves on to her next career, and Tiz the Law gallops in the Florida Derby, in the week in social media.
The Preakness InfieldFest will be canceled this year, the Maryland Jockey Club announced, while the company continues to seek a date for the middle jewel.