7:35 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — If there is a Kentucky Derby this year, Tiz the Law will have a shot to be there. And if he runs the way he did in the Florida Derby, he could very easily be a contender. Tiz the Law ran away in the stretch Saturday to easily
4:20 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Santa Anita immediately stopped live racing Friday because of the coronavirus after instructions from the Los Angeles County Health Department. The track in Arcadia, California, was preparing to stage eight races when the cancellation was announced. It’s not immediately known when racing will be allowed to resume.
6:59 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — An executive with the company that owns Santa Anita urged the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday to continue live racing despite a statewide stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Santa Anita in Arcadia, outside Los Angeles, and Golden Gate Fields in the San
2:42 PM ET Associated Press Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be in quarantine for two weeks. Castellano, 42, tested positive as part of a physical that officials at Gulfstream Park mandated as a prerequisite before being cleared to ride in Saturday’s Florida Derby. Castellano
7:26 PM ET Associated Press Churchill Downs has suspended the final three racing dates at Turfway Park following Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s “Healthy at Home” executive order out of concern for the COVID-19 pandemic. The Florence, Kentucky, track’s winter meet was scheduled to end Saturday. Turfway’s backside area will remain open because it falls under
3:27 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — The Florida Derby is set to have a full field and empty stands. A field of 12 has been entered for Saturday’s Florida Derby, typically one of the biggest Kentucky Derby prep races and the crown jewel of the Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
7:55 PM ET Associated Press Churchill Downs has delayed reopening stables at its track and training center until April 14 because of public health concerns related to the coronavirus. A decision on postponing the scheduled April 25 spring meet opening will be made closer to that date. The storied track last week postponed the 146th
10:48 AM ET ESPN News Services The $12 million Dubai World Cup will be postponed until next year, according to an announcement from the Dubai Media Office, a governmental agency. Officials had planned to run the race March 28 without spectators at Meydan Racecourse over concerns about the coronavirus. The Dubai World Cup had been
6:38 PM ET Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Wells Bayou took an early lead and held off NY Traffic to win the $1 million Louisiana Derby by a head Saturday in one of the few U.S. sporting events to continue as scheduled amid the coronavirus pandemic. The major prep race for the Kentucky Derby was
6:49 PM ET William Weinbaum After five closures in the last 48 hours, a track in Sacramento, California, is the last to remain open of the 18 in the United States that had harness racing prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Chris Schick the general manager of Cal Expo harness racing, told ESPN three hours before