Commission Approves Louisiana Downs’ Request To Host Live Racing Starting June 6

On Tuesday, the Louisiana State Racing Commission approved Louisiana Downs’ request to begin its live race meet on June 6, reports drf.com, pending approval from state and local governing authorities.

In addition, the LSRC approved the track’s plan to cancel the G3 Super Derby in 2020, orginally scheduled for Sept. 12. The stakes race for 3-year-olds carried a $300,000 purse in 2019.

The Bossier City track was scheduled to start hosting live racing on May 2, but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Louisiana Downs did not host morning training hours for nearly four weeks starting in mid-March, despite an emergency order from the LSRC issued on March 20. Training finally resumed on April 13 following an order from Judge Sharon Wilson of the 14th Judicial District Court, and was held four days a week through May 4, when it was expanded to six days per week, according to the Louisiana HBPA’s website.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form.

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