Horse Racing will Continue at Emerald Downs … Sometime

There are 532 horses in the barns as of Friday, Moore said. Forty-eight trainers have horses on the grounds and there are approximately 100 grooms caring for horses with 84 residing in the dorm rooms in the stable area, Moore said.

“When the outbreak occurred, horses were already stabled at Emerald Downs,” said Moore as trainers started earlier this year preparing horses for the season.

Moore said the racing commission took action March 23 to restrict access to the stable area.

“With the COVID-19 outbreak, the WHRC enacted an emergency rule to restrict access to the stable area to only those deemed essential employees,” Moore said. “Those allowed access are trainers, grooms, hay and feed suppliers, veterinarians, horseshoers, exercise and pony riders, and association employees necessary to maintain the racing surface and barn area.”

Agricultural activities are listed as essential businesses in the Governor’s Order.

“Activities in the stable area are agricultural in nature, the feeding and care of the horses,” Moore said. “Without these people the horses would not be taken care of.”

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