The Meadows Racetrack in Washington, Pa. announced the extension of the suspension of live racing through Friday, Feb. 23, according to The Meadows Vice President and General Manager, Allie Evangelista. The track previously announced the suspension would last through Feb. 6.
During the suspension of live racing, The Meadows Racetrack and Race Book will remain open for simulcasting along with their off-track betting facility at Harmar.
The suspension of live racing at The Meadows will have no impact on operations inside The Meadows Casino, its food and beverage outlets or its bowling facility.
On Wednesday (Jan. 24), the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture was notified that a Standardbred horse at The Meadows had showed clinical signs consistent with Equine Herpes Virus Myeloencephalopathy and tested positive for EHV-1. At that time, two barns were placed under quarantine and all horses were restricted from entering or leaving the track.
For further information, please contact the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s media contact, Bonnie McCann, at 717.783.0133.
Further updates will be posted as they become available. (The Meadows)