New Zealand Racing and the TAB have taken the decision to close all retail sites and temporarily suspend racing after the national government announced that it would move the country to Alert Level 4 of the Covid-19 alert system later today (25 March).
All British greyhound racing has been suspended after Prime Minister Boris Johnson banned all non-essential travel and gatherings of more than two people in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
Sportech has said that impairment costs related to a sports bar asset in Stamford, Connecticut, in the US meant losses widened in 2019, but the betting technology provider was able to report a year-on-year increase in total revenue.
The Jockey Club, the governing body of horse racing in the UK, has announced that the 2020 edition of showpiece event the Grand National Festival will not take place as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Ladbrokes Coral and bwin.party operator GVC Holdings has estimated that the suspension of all horse racing in the UK until the end of April will lead to an earnings decline of £20m-£25m, on top of yesterday’s (16 March) reduced earnings guidance.
Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has announced that the 2020 edition of the Kentucky Derby US horse racing event will be switched from May to September in response to the global outbreak of Covid-19.
UK racecourse operator the Arena Racing Company (ARC) has purchased the Nottingham Greyhound Stadium, a member of the British Afternoon Greyhound Service (BAGS) and the home of the English Greyhound Derby.