Newsletter

Sunday, March 10, 2019
Santa Anita Park has canceled four stakes and rescheduled several others as track officials work to reopen the main track and return to racing. Barring further weather setbacks, track management has tentatively set March 22 as the first race day. The main track is scheduled to open for jogging and galloping March 11, with works allowed on the training track that day. Santa Anita management hopes to reopen the main track for works later in the week.

Saturday, March 09, 2019
The New York Racing Association is not saying whether it will shift its early fall racing meet from Belmont Park to Aqueduct Racetrack, but its 2019 budget is making plans for the possibility of such a switch. NYRA officials told the New York State Franchise Oversight Board this week that they envision the racing corporation's handle dropping 3% in 2019, in part because of "uncertainty" over a mega-development project due to begin construction sometime this year.