SANTA ANITA racing was shut down just before Friday racing was about to begin by the Los Angeles County Health Department. The Santa Anita Derby was scheduled for next Saturday, April 4.
LOS ANGELES TIMES story by By JOHN CHERWA
Thoroughbred racing at Santa Anita Park was shut down shortly before its first post Friday by the Los Angeles County Health Department in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The move came after a frantic effort by the Arcadia track to stay open for racing before no crowds with only essential personnel on site. No return date was announced.
“We’re going to continue training and are in constant dialogue with the health department to see if there is anything we can do,” said Aidan Butler, acting executive director of California racing for the Stronach Group. “The health department feels for our plight, and we look forward to working with them to find a solution that is best for everyone.”
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