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No Change in Fonner Mask Policy

NO CHANGE IN FONNER MASK POLICY On February 9, 2021, The Grand Island City Council voted against extending the citywide mask requirement. The requirement will expire on February 23rd.  Currently, the Fonner Park & Heartland Events Center policy is to restrict seating to 75% capacity and require a mask/face covering. There will be no change in this policy until further …

Fonner is Safer & Fresher

FONNER IS SAFER AND FRESHER Dear Fonner Park Race Fans, Horsemen and Employees,                                                     February 4, 2021 Despite what State DHMs may be issued, there will be a 75% capacity seating format for all interior sections as we start our 2021 season on February 19th. Fonner Park will adhere to mask/face covering and social distancing requirements until further notice. …

OPEN AT 75% OCCUPANCY ON FEB 19th

Dear Fonner Park Race Fans, Horsemen and Employees,                                                January 26, 2021 As we enter our 2021 horseracing season at Fonner Park, there is a 75% seating format for all interior sections. While social distancing or mask/face covering stipulations have evolved from “required” to “recommended,” we will adhere to mask/face covering and social distancing requirements until further notice. Masks will …

NEW PADDOCK REGULATIONS TO BEGIN MONDAY, APRIL 6

In accordance with the Nebraska State Racing Commission, there is a trial of a new saddling process to create more mandatory COVID-19 social distancing. With an example of a ten-horse field, we will allow Group A of the field (numbers 6 – 10) to enter the paddock first and be saddled with a one open stall gap between each horse. …

FONNER PARK ANNOUNCES NO-SPECTATOR TRIAL PERIOD OF RACING

 March 19, 2020 Fonner Park and the Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and the Nebraska Thoroughbred Breeders Association (NTBA) have announced a two-week trial period to conduct no-spectator Thoroughbred horse racing. Because of the global COVID-19 outbreak, on March 16, 2020, the traditional Fonner Park horse racing season (with spectators) was suspended until further notice. The trial period …

What We Know For Now

 March 17, 2020 The inevitable occurred in Grand Island when the global, national and local measures to combat the COVID-19 outbreak struck our Fonner Park Thoroughbred racing season. As a result, Fonner Park racing has been canceled, suspended/closed indefinitely. Whichever way you want to digest it, Fonner Park horse racing will not continue until further notice. What does this mean? …

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