LEXINGTON, Ky. — Even-money favorite Monomoy Girl blew by the leaders around the final turn and held off a challenge by 14-1 shot Valiance to win her second 1 1/8-mile Distaff at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Saturday at Keeneland Race Course. The star 5-year-old won for the 13th time in 15th races, giving…Breeders’ Cup roundup: Monomoy Girl takes Distaff again — Whittier Daily News
Vekoma, the 3-1 morning-line favorite in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Keeneland Race Course, was scratched Wednesday morning after the 4-year-old son of Candy Ride spiked a fever Tuesday night. The George Weaver-trained colt was unbeaten in three starts this year, including victories in a pair of Grade I stakes – the Carter Handicap and…Breeders’ Cup notebook: Fever knocks Vekoma out of Sprint, possibly off to stud — Press Telegram
Aidan O’Brien and John Gosden, two of the most respected trainers in the world, have been sending horses from Europe to the Breeders’ Cup for years, and they didn’t let the coronavirus stop them from competing in the 37th edition of the World Championships at Keeneland Race Course this weekend. Thirty-seven horses from overseas were…Breeders’ Cup amid the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘It’s important for the industry’ — Daily News
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is canceling this weekend’s races after 15 jockeys tested positive for COVID-19. San Diego County health officials tested all of Del Mar’s jockeys and jockey room personnel Tuesday in response to champion jockeys Victor Espinoza and Flavien Prat testing positive last week. The 15 jockeys at Del Mar are believed…Del Mar stops racing for 3 days after 15 jockeys test positive for COVID-19 — Daily News
By Steve Bufferry
The horses at the Woodbine Racetrack backstretch will continue to be cared for throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.Woodbine Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it remains committed to stabling horses on its backstretch, even though the start date for the 2020 thoroughbred racing season has been postponed.
“These horses need a home and our land and facilities were created exactly for the purpose of caring for these animals,” said Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment.“Furthermore, horse people have requested that we keep our backstretch open and we have only done so in accordance with the government deeming stabling an essential business. We have also followed strict government direction to minimize the risk in the spread of COVID-19.”
The Woodbine season was supposed to begin on April 18. No new start date has been announced. To date, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in the Woodbine backstretch.