Sources: Trump says NFL should start on time
President Donald Trump told the commissioners of 12 major sports that he hopes to have fans back in stadiums and arenas by August and September, sources told ESPN.
Preakness seeks new date; infield closed for race
Officials say they are working to find a new date for the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown.
Filly dies after timed workout at Santa Anita
A 2-year-old filly named Smiling Ali died after completing a two-furlong timed workout at Santa Anita on Thursday, according to the California Horse Racing Board. It's the seventh death at the track since December.
Santa Anita joins list of postponed Derby preps
The Santa Anita Derby, the West Coast's major prep for the Kentucky Derby, will be postponed until later in the season while Santa Anita remains closed for live racing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Deadline extended for Triple Crown nominations
The final deadline to nominate horses for the Triple Crown series is being extended indefinitely because of the coronavirus.
Florida Derby commences with no fans
With no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tiz The Law comes away with the win at the 2020 Florida Derby to secure a spot in the upcoming Kentucky Derby.
Tiz the Law wins Fla. Derby before empty stands
With fans not allowed at Gulfstream, Tiz the Law won Saturday's Florida Derby to stamp himself as a prime Kentucky Derby contender if the rescheduled race goes off as planned in early September.
Santa Anita halts live racing at county's direction
Santa Anita immediately stopped live racing Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic after receiving instructions from the Los Angeles County Health Department.
Activists assail CA board for keeping tracks open
Several animal rights activists chastised the California Horse Racing Board for keeping Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields in the San Francisco Bay area open, saying rules about social distancing aren't being followed.
HOF jockey Castellano tests positive for virus
Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano tested positive for the coronavirus during a physical that officials at Gulfstream Park mandated as a prerequisite before being cleared to ride in Saturday's Florida Derby.
Turfway Park suspends final 3 race dates
Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky, won't run it's final three days of racing after Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's "Healthy at Home'' executive order.
Florida Derby has full 12-horse field, no crowd
A field of 12 has been entered for Saturday's Florida Derby, though the coronavirus pandemic is keeping virtually everyone -- bettors, fans, even owners -- away from the track for safety and health reasons.
Churchill Downs delays reopening stables
Churchill Downs has delayed reopening stables at its track and training center until April 14 because of public health concerns related to the coronavirus.
Dubai World Cup, a $12M race, postponed to '21
The $12 million Dubai World Cup will be postponed until next year, according to an announcement from the Dubai Media Office.
Wells Bayou wins Louisiana Derby at empty track
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.
California harness track denied schedule change
After planned closings in New York and Ohio on Friday, Cal Expo harness racing in Sacramento is the last of the 18 harness racing tracks in the U.S. with plans to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.
Horse racing finds itself as the only game in town
While the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down nearly all sports, horse racing continues at some tracks across the country.
Harness racing trainer dies from COVID-19
Harness racing trainer Carmine Fusco, who won 2,531 career races, including four this season, died Wednesday due to COVID-19. He is one of four family members to die from COVID-19.
Amid deadly pandemic, racing is the only game in town
Amid a pandemic, the races go on without fans at Santa Anita Park and nearly two dozen tracks from coast to coast.
Churchill Downs shifts Kentucky Derby to Sept. 5
The Kentucky Derby will not take place on the first Saturday in May for the first time since 1945, with officials now rescheduling the Run for the Roses for Sept. 5.
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