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Woodbine Race Course, which was compelled to droop racing following Sunday’s card as a result of new provincial COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in Ontario, Canada, continues to carry out hope it will likely be allowed to re-open previous to the conclusion of the meet on Dec. 13.
On Tuesday night, Woodbine issued the next assertion noting discussions are ongoing with authorities officers.
Woodbine Leisure confirmed this night that it continues to have productive conversations with senior ranges of the Authorities of Ontario relating to the potential for being permitted to finish the 2020 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine Racetrack.
As per the Gray (Lockdown) part of the Authorities’s COVID-19 restrictions which went into impact on Monday, November 23 at 12:01 a.m., the stabling and coaching of horses is permitted at Woodbine Racetrack, however dwell horse racing will not be.
Since being permitted to race with out spectators in early June, Woodbine Leisure has demonstrated that dwell racing poses no better well being threat to contributors than coaching. Moreover, it believes it has clearly demonstrated a capability to soundly function dwell racing with out spectators throughout that point.
Primarily based on the timing of those ongoing conversations, dwell racing on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 has been cancelled. Ought to Authorities make the choice that dwell racing is permitted to soundly resume, Saturday, November 28 can be the earliest date. This might require entries to be submitted on Thursday morning.
Moreover, if Woodbine Leisure is permitted to finish the 2020 Thoroughbred meet, it would endeavour to reschedule the cancelled races.
Woodbine Leisure will proceed to offer updates as they grow to be obtainable.