The Grand National has canceled its 2020 race meet, which had been scheduled for April 18. Here is the statement of the Grand National Steeplechase Association.
The Grand National Steeplechase Association regrets to announce the cancellation of the April 18, 2020, Grand National Steeplechase day of racing and related events. Begun in 1898 and run uninterrupted for the last 75 years, the decision was not made lightly but was in accord with directives of State and Federal Government and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Our interest and energy will be on the health and well-being priorities of our public services, medical professionals, volunteers, loyal supporters and participants until this moment has passed. We will then plan to resume the great and historic tradition of the Grand National Steeplechase in 2021. A mailing will be sent to our supporters to address refunds and credits. Thank you for your support and understanding.