Alberta gets Thoroughbred racing underway without fans this weekend, including a 10-race card at Century Mile.
COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions have led to the two tracks postponing the start of their 2021 racing seasons.
Twenty-three racing dates will have been lost if racing can begin June 5, which amounts to approximately $9 million in overnight purses.
Barbara Minshall, Norm McKnight and Chiefswood Stables all celebrated wins in the US on Saturday, May 8, while waiting for Woodbine.
BC track is the first to open up for Thoroughbred racing this year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on in Canada.
A drop-in vaccine clinic for people living in the Covid "hot spot" will take place May 5-7 as racing waits to be given the green light.
Winnipeg track will open for live racing on the date (May 17) that they scheduled for 2021 with plenty of horses.
In an edition of Stronger Together, Woodbine Entertainment president and CEO Jim Lawson is confident racing will get going in the province.
Canada's newly-crowned Horse of the Year makes his 4-year-old debut at Keeneland Apr. 17 while Woodbine is still on hold.
Woodbine released the following letter to Ontario horse people regarding the eligibility of farm workers to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
Reacting to the most recent hardships imposed on the racing industry by the recent lockdown, OR is actively working to secure funds.