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The horse racing world like all other areas of society continues to make changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis. Most racetracks currently operating are doing so without spectators, and have instituted strict safety screening protocols for essential employees who are already on the grounds to provide daily care for horses.

From diamonds to denim, and tchotchkes to chic couture, The Marylou Whitney Collection Auction offers diverse purchasing opportunities for fans and friends — anyone who wishes to have a personal remembrance of the philanthropic icon who was known as the Queen of Saratoga.

Nobody knows anything.

That quote is attributed to the legendary screenwriter William Goldman. He was referring to the market for Hollywood screenplays but might as well have been talking about a number of topics, including horse racing and even life itself.

The horse racing world like all other areas of society continues to make changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis. Most racetracks currently operating are doing so without spectators, and have instituted strict safety screening protocols for essential employees who are already on the grounds to provide daily care for horses.

With the addition of a sixth day of racing, the Kentucky Downs meet in September will offer about $12 million in purses, including 16 stakes —surpassing its stakes schedule from last year when it ran 14 stakes worth approximately $7.4 million in eligible purse money.

Non-stakes purses will be reduced in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown but remain the highest in North America, the track said in a release.

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