Meadowlands returns Saturday with 26 qualifiers
May 29, 2020
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The Meadowlands will host 26 qualifying races on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The program pages will be available for download when they are complete. There will be warm up breaks after races 5 - 10 - 15 and 20. Horses are permitted one warm up each.
The paddock gate will open at 7 a.m. for horsemen to enter. Only those persons that are essential to the care and racing of the horses will be allowed entry. The grandstand will be closed. There will be no spectators permitted in any part of the facility.
A COVID-19 questionnaire must be completed and turned in as you pass through the gate. Those questionnaires in a web fillable format are available for download on the website.
These forms must be presented as hard copy, printed out and handed to the guard when you pass through the gate. Having it on your phone or any device is not acceptable.
Each person entering the property must have their individual forms completed and signed. It will expedite the process if you can have them completed when you arrive.
Each person must submit to a no touch temperature check before entering. Anyone who does not complete a form or whose temperature is over 100.4f will not be admitted.
All stalls are being assigned by state reps to try and execute proper social distance. Those stall assignments will be posted when they are complete. This could be much later so they will also be handed out at the gate. Trainers with multiple horse will be stabled in one area rather than the normal separation by races as much as possible.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required, face covering mandatory at all times when in the paddock area, gloves are recommended when touching common equipment and maintain the accepted social distance of six feet. The number of people in the paddock and contact with others must be kept to the absolute minimum.
The caretakers must not gather in a group trackside when waiting for their horses to come off the track or at any other time. This is very important. (Meadowlands)