Colonial Downs announced on Friday evening the cancelation of the remainder of its 2020 meeting due to a COVID-19 outbreak. The meet originally canceled the races on Tuesday and Wednesday after jockey Trevor McCarthy tested positive for COVID-19.
“As a result of recent test results at the track in New Kent County, and in an abundance of caution, Colonial Downs is canceling the remainder of its 2020 meet. In making our decision, we collaborated with the Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent Protection Association (VHBPA) and Virginia Racing Commission,” Colonial Downs Group stated.
The 2020 race meet was to conclude Sept. 2. The Colonial Downs Group has already begun to plan for the 2021 meet at Colonial Downs.
Saratoga and the NYRA are continuing to run steeplechase races each week. Click HERE to view the schedule.