TORONTO — Lastly, somewhat bit of excellent information for Ontario’s horse-racing business.
The Ontario authorities introduced Monday the province will enter into its COVID-19 reopening plan beginning Friday. That is barely forward of the goal day of Monday.
Consequently, Woodbine Leisure revealed Monday standardbred and thoroughbred racing will go Friday with out spectators at Woodbine Mohawk Park or Woodbine Racetrack, respectively.
Horse racing hasn’t been allowed in Ontario because the authorities declared a state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order April 7. The stay-at-home order expired Wednesday.
Standardbred racing will resume at 7 p.m. ET on Friday whereas the ’21 thoroughbred card will open with a 1:20 p.m. ET publish time Saturday.
“Though our business has been considerably impacted, I do very a lot stay assured in the way forward for horse racing in Ontario and sit up for getting again on observe later this week,” Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson mentioned in an announcement.
“On behalf of Woodbine Leisure, thanks to our horse folks for his or her endurance, professionalism, and resiliency they proceed to show, particularly in face of adversity.”
Standardbred racing may also be held Saturday evening, beginning at 7 p.m., then proceed with the everyday 5 race days per week beginning Monday (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday).
The thoroughbred meet will proceed Sunday (1:20 p.m. publish time), adopted by racing June 18-19-20 earlier than the adoption of a typical four-day race week (Thursday by Sunday).
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed June 7, 2021.