Tuesday, 09 June 2020 17:11

Live Horse Racing to Resume This Weekend in Alberta

Written by Kent Verlik, Chief Executive Officer

On behalf of the Alberta Horse Racing and Breeding Industry, Horse Racing Alberta is pleased to announce the return of live horse racing in Alberta. Horse Racing Alberta in conjunction with all industry stakeholders and the Government of Alberta are pleased to see live standardbred racing return in Alberta starting this Sunday June 14th at Track On 2 in Lacombe. Live thoroughbred racing will load the gate June 21st in Edmonton at Century Mile and live standardbred racing will resume June 22nd at Century Downs in Calgary.

Numerous safety precautions will be put in place to protect all industry participants following the Covid 19 guidelines set forth by Alberta Health and the Canadian Pari Mutuel Agency (CPMA). Racing will take place with strict physical distancing measures in place. Fans can wager live in person or in the comfort of their own homes on HPIbet.com.

Gill Hermanns, Chair of Horse Racing Alberta emphasized, “We are thrilled to announce the re-opening of live horse racing across Alberta with strict protective safeguards in place to protect the well-being of everyone. The industry employs over 4,800 Albertans and contributes $312 million annually to the province in economic impact. “

HRA would like to thank all industry stakeholders for their co-operation, patience and understanding during this challenging time. The Horse Racing and Breeding Industry would also like to thank the Government of Alberta for their concern and guidance during the pandemic. A complete list of live race dates can be found on the Horse Racing Alberta website in the calendar.

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