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THERE will be horse racing after all on Saturday at Santa Rosa Park, Arima.
The Arima Race Club (ARC) had been preparing to resume the sport on Saturday after a six-month shutdown because of Covid-19. But Prime Minster Keith Rowley put a spoke in their wheel during the government’s media briefing last Saturday when he gave the green light for the resumption of the sport from November 1.
As leaders of team sports organisations remain eager to return to the field of play, they continue to advocate vaccination among the various stakeholders as the best form of suasion to the government, in making that decision.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced the resumption of horse racing but said the country is “not there yet” when it comes to the re-starting team sport.
TODAY is usually one of the biggest days on the local horse racing calendar.
However, as a result of a second Covid-19 lockdown there will be nothing happening at Santa Rosa Park, Arima, again. It will be the second year in succession without action on Indian Arrival Day as the first shutdown took place from late March until the end of June last year.