According to a reliable HRI source, New York racing has been granted permission to resume on June 1. Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed the story with an announcement during his televised daily briefing on the most recent Covid-19 developments.
We will disseminate further information when it becomes available throughout the day.
It was reported by Maggie Wolfendale on the Fox cablecast that racing will resume at Belmont Park on Thursday, June 4.
Following the end of today’s NBC’s rebroadcast of the 2015 Preakness Stakes today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that Preakness 145 will be will run on Oct. 3.
“Under normal circumstances, I would be standing at Pimlico with (Belinda Stronach, chairman and president of The Stronach Group), presenting the Woodlawn trophy to the winner of the 145th Preakness Stakes,” Hogan said.
“But as we all know, these are not ordinary circumstance,” said the Republican governor.
“However, I am proud to make this announcement on behalf of the state, the Maryland Jockey Club, and Maryland’s historic racing industry that Preakness 145 will be held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. We look forward to celebrating with you soon.”