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Harness Racing COVID-19 Updates

March 14, 2020:

The most up to date information from the North American harness racing industry pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic is located here. Coverage includes news, closures and access changes....read on

Mohawk To Race; Closed To Public

March 14, 2020:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of the safety of customers, employees, horsepeople and the larger community, Woodbine Entertainment announced on Saturday, March 14 that it will be closing Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack to the general public for a minimum of two weeks....read on

Pompano Still To Race Sunday

March 14, 2020:

Pompano Park will still race on Sunday, March 15 but with updated stipulations....read on

Racing In Ohio To Continue

March 14, 2020:

A release issued on Saturday (March 14) by the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association confirms that harness racing will continue at the state's active racetracks....read on

Freehold Update On Live Racing

March 14, 2020:

Freehold Raceway issued a revised statement on live racing and continued operations based on further discussion with local health officials late Friday evening, March 13....read on

Monticello Closes Until April

March 13, 2020:

In a statement issued on Friday (March 13) management at Monticello Raceway announced that the track and its simulcast area would close for the rest of the month....read on

AGCO Halts Breathalyzer Tests

March 13, 2020:

The AGCO is actively reviewing Ontario’s horse racing rules and regulations to ensure responsible measures are taken to help contain the spread of COVID-19....read on

Cal Expo Restricting Entry

March 13, 2020:

A notice from Cal Expo issued on Friday (March 13) indicated that the track will conduct live harness racing this weekend but is restricting access to the facility....read on

Racing Deals With COVID-19 Outbreak

March 12, 2020:

The North American harness racing industry is not immune to the effects of the world's current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, with many tracks cancelling races or forced into emergency action....read on

WEG Monitoring COVID-19 Developments

March 12, 2020:

Management from the Woodbine Entertainment Group has issued a statement to its guests with respect to recent developments concerning the spread of COVID-19....read on

Multiple Tracks Abandon Races

March 12, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned of multiple U.S. tracks that have abandoned upcoming racing programs as precautionary measures due to recent developments with COVID-19....read on

ARCI Cancels Integrity Conference

March 12, 2020:

The 2020 Annual Racing Integrity and Equine Welfare Conference of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI), scheduled for April 7-10 in New Orleans, La., is being cancelled as a result of the public health concerns associated with the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19....read on

Racing Suspended At Freehold

March 12, 2020:

After an individual in contact with a person who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) attended the races at Freehold Raceway on Saturday (March 7), management has abandoned racing at the New Jersey track for the next two weeks....read on

Races Cancelled In Denmark, Italy

March 12, 2020:

As a result of the current coronavirus situation, races in Denmark and Italy have been cancelled....read on

‘Big M’ To Race Cards Under Restrictions

March 11, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack has announced that it intends to race live cards this Friday (March 13) and Saturday (March 14) as scheduled and drawn, but that restrictions have been put in place....read on


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