Racetracks in Various States Get Opening Approvals but No Fans

In March, horse racing tracks across America went silent. A few continued to race but banned spectators. By April, barely a handful of those tracks were still running races at all. The coronavirus pandemic took America – and the world – by storm, and all non-essential businesses were ordered closed to prevent COVID-19 from infecting […] Read More
Posted on: May 8, 2020 | Churchill Downs Industry News Racing and Events | Jennifer Newell

Tracks Across America Consider How and When to Reopen

The vast majority of horse racing tracks across America have been closed for more than a month. Most received their shutdown orders in the middle of March via governors of individual states who determined – along with health officials – that tracks were not essential businesses. By nature, racetracks aren’t exactly a model for social […] Read More
Posted on: April 21, 2020 | Industry News | Jennifer Newell

Pennsylvania Governor Proposes Racing Industry Cuts

Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania must make tough decisions. Each year, he must make budget proposals that lessen funding for one sector to help another sector. This year, one of those decisions is getting under the hooves of many in Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry. Wolf recently proposed taking $204 million from the Pennsylvania Race Horse […] Read More
Posted on: February 28, 2020 | Industry News Legal News | Jennifer Newell
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