Re: Stakes Schedules (220 Views)
Posted by: BitPlayer
Date: March 17, 2020 01:48PM
From what I've read, it seems Churchill isn't just planning to run the Oaks and Derby on September 4 and 5. They are planning to move all the supporting stakes to those dates as well. That's going to require everyone to rethink their big days. It is probably too early to start making definitive plans now. A lot will depend on the course of the coronavirus and how much the absence of casino money forces tracks to adjust their purses.
What happens in the near term will be interesting. How many tracks will continue to run without crowds? Will handle that would otherwise have gone to cancelled meets (like Keeneland) disappear or move elsewhere?