FONNER PARK CONTINUES NO-SPECTATOR RACING – FOOD AVAILABLE FOR TAKE-OUT

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. HOWEVER, RACING WILL CONTINUE to be conducted Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with a 4:00 p.m. (CT) first post. A minimum of eight races are intended to be run on each race day. FONNER KENO REMAINS OPEN…

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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…

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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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Fonner Park Season Suspended Until Further Notice

Monday, March 16, 2020 Fonner Park will oblige Grand Island, Nebraska Mayor Roger Steele’s request to close the Fonner Park live Thoroughbred racing season until further notice, to comply with Nebraska Governor Rickett’s request to limit sporting events to less than 250 people within the COVID-19 protocols established by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. “The very essence…

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Nebraska Racing Commission Recommendations

Monday, March 16, 2020 With the Governor’s recommendation that no event should have more than ten (10) people in attendance, the Nebraska Racing Commission is postponing our meeting scheduled for March 27, 2020, at Fonner Park.  The Racing Commission does not have a date when the meeting will be rescheduled, but will not occur until after the Governor’s recommendations are lifted.…

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