Toronto, ON – November 24, 2020 – Woodbine Leisure confirmed this night that it continues to have productive conversations with senior ranges of the Authorities of Ontario concerning the opportunity of 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 isn’t.
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 individuals than coaching. Moreover, it believes it has clearly demonstrated a capability to securely 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 securely resume, Saturday, November 28 could 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 should endeavour to reschedule the cancelled races.
Woodbine Leisure will proceed to offer updates as they grow to be accessible.