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LONE STAR DOING IT RIGHT

Lone Star Park, seemingly takes its cue from the state of Texas which is looking to open up businesses, has sent horsemen a notice that it is opening its barn area next week–under certain conditions.

Lone Star apparently is taking measures that Oaklawn Park did not adopt this season, and is issuing strict behavioral guidelines with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. To wit:

“Masks or face coverings will be required for all people in the common areas of the stable area, basically this means any area outside of your dorm room. So please be prepared to have masks or face coverings to use.

“Also all people in the stable area must follow social distancing guidelines at all times. And please note that the stable area is limited to essential personnel only. There are no guests allowed.

“The racing office will reopen on Friday, May 1. But note that the racing office will operate under strict social distancing guidelines. Meaning the door will remain locked and business will be conducted only over the phone. Foal papers and any other documents can be dropped off using the mail slot which is to the right of our lobby entrance door.”

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