COVID-19: Woodbine Releases Phase 1 Safety Protocols For Live Racing

Woodbine Entertainment released its Phase 1 protocols applicable for all Thoroughbred racing operations at Woodbine Racetrack, effective Saturday, June 6 until further notice.

All racing participants and essential staff are required to practice the health and safety protocols. Live Thoroughbred racing will begin this Saturday without spectators in accordance with the Ontario Government’s COVID-19 Phase 1 framework for reopening businesses.

“We are working hard to keep our racing participants safe and healthy,” reads the introduction on the new protocol information sheet. “Please help us all keep racing operations going safely by following the protocols set out in this document. Every essential staff person and racing participant must follow the safest practices on-site and off-site: please try to limit exposure outside of the racetrack, stay 6 feet/2m away from others, recommended to wear a mask outside the home if possible, do not touch your face, and wash hands/sanitize frequently.

“The health of all horse people is of paramount importance, but the group that post the greatest risk to continue racing, are the Jockeys and the Starting Gate Crew. Please handle these groups with great care and respect and encourage others to do so too. Always wear your mask, stay physically distanced and keep your hands sanitized.”

The full protocols are available here: Woodbine TB Race Day Protocols

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