Monmouth Park unveils modified stakes schedule
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The track near the New Jersey shore announced a trimmed down stakes schedule Monday. The meet will run 37 days and feature 35 stakes worth more than $5 million.
The track originally planned to open last weekend but that was postponed because of the caronavirus pandemic.
Historically run as an invitational, the 1 1/8 mile race will be contested as a stakes race this year, with nominations closing June 26. The $300,000 United Nations will be contested on the same card as the Haskell.
“We continue to develop plans to ensure the safety of our staff, the horsemen and fans,” said Dennis Drazin, chief executive of Darby Development LLC, operators of the track. “These plans are fluid and will continuously be monitored and updated as necessary.”
Drazin said the track will address racing with or without fans.
“In the end, all plans are subject to the governor’s approval and we’ll continue to take our cues from his office,” Drazin said of Gov. Phil Murphy.
Live racing will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 3 through Sept. 27.
The cabinet will promote optimal mental health for athletes. It is made up of 31 individuals representing the 14 conference schools and affiliate members Johns Hopkins (women’s and men’s lacrosse) and Notre Dame (men’s hockey).
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The matches have been suspended since mid March following the coronavirus outbreak and the country’s total lockdown.
The federation has presented a sanitary protocol drafted in consultation with UEFA and FIFA and resembling the model to be followed by Germany.
The federation wants the government to first let the clubs resume training, strictly respecting the hygienic measures to contain the virus, and then hold the remaining 10 league matches starting from May 20.
The federation says the final between Basque Country rivals Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad will be delayed until fans are allowed to attend it, even if that means playing the match next year.