Breeders’ Cup CEO tells Trump, horseracing is different than other sports

Columbus, OH – Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Drew Fleming was one of a dozen major league and sports executives who discussed the coronavirus shutdown on a Saturday (April 4) conference call with President Donald Trump.

According to Sunday’s (April 5) Paulick Report, Trump gave each executive a chance to share his or her perspective on their sport.

Breeders’ Cup President and CEO explained to President Donald Trump how horse racing is uniquely positioned compared to other sports on an April 4 conference call with other major league sports executives. Photo by Z/Keeneland.

Fleming pointed out that horse racing is uniquely positioned because it has equine athletes who need daily care and attention, whether or not live racing is being conducted. He also said racing has demonstrated that, with proper safety protocols, the sport can continue without spectators on-site.

Other sports have discussed the possibility of spectator-free games until the coronavirus pandemic is under control.

To read the complete story on Paulick Report, click here.


Check out valuable information for horsemen and the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic in the USTA COVID-19 Resource Center…here.

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