New York to reopen auto and horse racing tracks without fans
NEW YORK: New York Watkins Glen International Auto Racing Circuit and several horses careers tracks in the state can reopen without fans starting June 1, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.
NASCAR, returning from a new two-month hiatus imposed by the coronavirus on Sunday for a fanless event in South Carolina, had previously scheduled a Cup Series race at Watkins Glen for August.
the Asociación de careers de Nueva York (NYRA), which operates three major horse careers Tracks, including Belmont Park, home to the third and final leg of the Triple Crown, applauded the move.
"This is a reasoned and responsible decision by Governor Cuomo that will enable horse careers to resume in a way that prioritizes health and safety," said NYRA CEO and President Dave O’Rourke.
Last month, the NYRA postponed the Belmont Park spring and summer season, but had not yet made a decision on the operation of the Belmont Stakes, which was scheduled for June 6.
the first jewel of the Triple Crown series, the Kentucky Derby, was postponed for only the second time ever when it was moved from May 2 to Sept. 5. A date for the Preakness Stakes was expected to be announced later on Saturday.
"We look forward to the resumption of live careers at Belmont Park with all appropriate health and safety protocols in place," said O'Rourke.
NYRA anunciará las fechas de las careers y el calendario de apuestas correspondiente para la reunión primavera/verano 2020 en el Parque Belmont en un futuro muy cercano.
Cuomo, quien el viernes comenzó la reapertura gradual de Nueva York en ciertas regiones, dijo que habría pautas para the participantes en cualquiera de las careers y agregó que apoyaba la reanudación de the deportes sin fanáticos cuando sea posible, incluido el béisbol.
If you can have economic activity without a crowd, that's great, Cuomo said.