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Yonkers says you need to have had Covid-19 to race- WTF?
« on: June 07, 2020, 04:33:06 PM »
Look at this BS:

SOA of NY objects to Yonkers’ antibody test requirement

June 7, 2020, from SOA of New YorkYonkers, NY – We have been advised by the director of racing at Yonkers Raceway that each horsemen (trainers, drivers and grooms) seeking to participate in racing at Yonkers needs to get an antibody test. This is not something the SOA if NY agrees with in any way, shape or form.

The way we were told this is meant to work is that the first time a horsemen comes on the grounds he/she will need to show the test document result to the race office or to the director of racing. Importantly, the current version of the Gaming Commission protocols requires that the test result shows that the individual is positive for antibodies. Without a positive test, we are told you will not be able to access the grounds.

Accordingly, every horsemen who wishes to race at Yonkers is encouraged to get tested in the event the current protocol stands as currently stated. The type of test required was not specified. One version is a pin prick that we understand is being done even at some pharmacies and other versions employ the drawing of blood.

It is our understanding that participants at other harness tracks in the state are not being required to present such a test, and we are hopeful that we can have a constructive dialogue with the Gaming Commission to remove this one protocol, particularly given the very real concern that numerous participants — including those who sheltered in place and engaged in social distancing and thereby avoided contracting the COVID-19 virus — would be excluded from racing at Yonkers pursuant to their license.

We are hopeful that the robust protocols being implemented at other tracks (for example, Meadowlands, Tioga and Vernon), which involves, among many things, the answering of relevant health questions will be considered more appropriate and better suited to the circumstances at hand, but as of now the existing protocol as relayed to us by the director of racing stands. It makes no sense to us since more people do not have positive antibodies.

Regardless, numerous other protocols will be implemented, including temperature checks (anyone with a temperature greater than 100.4 will not be allowed access to the paddock), the requirement of wearing masks, social distancing, sanitary procedures and the aforementioned answering of relevant health questions.

Reminder: No owners or fans are permitted on site during this initial start-up period until further notice.


bigwrench

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Re: Yonkers says you need to have had Covid-19 to race- WTF?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2020, 08:40:35 PM »
Reminder...YAWNKE RS IS A DUMP
and should be permanantly closed!
Black lives matter? WTF
I was taught all lives matter!
Especially the lives of us rednecks
And our Horsez!!

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Re: Yonkers says you need to have had Covid-19 to race- WTF?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2020, 08:47:27 PM »
Reminder...YAWNKERS IS A DUMP
and should be permanantly closed!





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Re: Yonkers says you need to have had Covid-19 to race- WTF?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2020, 08:59:11 PM »
didn't everyone get it back in march there in the first place? all the regulars can come back.

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Re: Yonkers says you need to have had Covid-19 to race- WTF?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2020, 09:02:05 PM »
Since obviously, you cannot field a card of racing under these provisions, and given that YR is the only track in the jurisdiction being singled out for such, it's pretty obvious that MGM has someone of importance in their pocket, as an ally to eliminate the racing side of the operation. Regardless of how this particular example plays out - Expect more of the same until the bulldozers come eventually...

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Re: Yonkers says you need to have had Covid-19 to race- WTF?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2020, 09:16:48 PM »
Reminder...YAWNKERS IS A DUMP
and should be permanantly closed!
100% correct

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Re: Yonkers says you need to have had Covid-19 to race- WTF?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2020, 09:33:45 PM »
From what I see over the last 5 decades Yonkers Raceway
has had the best drivers and highest purses in the United States.
They lead in top Stakes Races ...maybe the Meadowlands has
approached.
The other tracks are distant thirds for the B drivers.

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Re: Yonkers says you need to have had Covid-19 to race- WTF?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2020, 10:07:02 PM »
I Believe in Yonkers. Bring back Spencer Ross.   ;D

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Re: Yonkers says you need to have had Covid-19 to race- WTF?
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2020, 07:08:13 AM »
IMHO-MGM is just being careful about getting sued. Yonkers was in the County where Covid19 first appeared-and was the first place to shut down.NY still has many Covid 19 active cases every day. The antibody test-would give them more confidence that those who have them -wont get it again. The others will need a Covid 19 negative test -with everyone signing a waiver-NOT to sue MGM in the event they catch Covid 19 despite every precaution being taken.  The part where only those that have antibodies can enter the paddock is ludicrous-and will be changed as that is not possible. MGM will shoot itself in the foot if they try to enforce that-because how will they ever open a Casino with that rule being in place??--expect that to be rectified this week.

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Re: Yonkers says you need to have had Covid-19 to race- WTF?
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2020, 08:08:23 AM »
When New York City (and the surrounding areas) were the hot spots, Gov Cuomo established a pact with 4 states, PA, CT, NJ and RI on the reopening of these areas. This was to limit travel when areas did reopen.

Where do most of the whorsemen come from, Eastern PA, NJ, and western CT that race at the shit hole known as Yawnkers  11.wp 11.wp.

If you don't understand the BIG picture concerning the virus, vaccines and testing, then maybe you should shut the fuck up, READ and LISTEN  11.wp 11.wp. If you think the virus is over, you are GREATLY MISTAKEN  11.wp 11.wp 11.wp 11.wp 11.wp 11.wp.

If YOU would "HUSH" up, YOU just might know WhatzzzzZ UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Yonkers says you need to have had Covid-19 to race- WTF?
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2020, 08:13:39 AM »
I Believe in Yonkers. Bring back Spencer Ross.   ;D
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Re: Yonkers says you need to have had Covid-19 to race- WTF?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2020, 08:14:35 AM »
I think Jason bartlet can drive

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Re: Yonkers says you need to have had Covid-19 to race- WTF?
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2020, 08:50:31 AM »
He can tmbz1

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Re: Yonkers says you need to have had Covid-19 to race- WTF?
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2020, 10:21:17 AM »
I think Jason bartlet can drive




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Re: Yonkers says you need to have had Covid-19 to race- WTF?
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2020, 10:49:20 AM »
From what I see over the last 5 decades Yonkers Raceway
has had the best drivers and highest purses in the United States.
They lead in top Stakes Races ...maybe the Meadowlands has
approached.
The other tracks are distant thirds for the B drivers.
you need glasses obviously!!
Black lives matter? WTF
I was taught all lives matter!
Especially the lives of us rednecks
And our Horsez!!

 

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