GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The west coast and Midwest of the U.S. has been devastated by historic wildfires including California, Oregon and Washington state. For the safety of all humans and horses, Grants Pass Downs located in southwest Oregon will cancel racing and training until the environmental situation changes.
Randy Evers, President, Grants Pass Downs, issued this statement:
“Due to the unhealthy air quality as a result of the smoke from the unprecedented fires in Oregon, we have made the decision to cancel opening week racing activities at Grants Pass Downs.
We are committed to protecting to the health and safety of our guests, human and equine athletes, community of horsemen and women, and Grants Pass Downs staff. Until the smoke from the fires decreases to a safe level, we will not conduct training nor racing.
Our hearts are with the members of our community who have been impacted by these historic fires, and our sincere gratitude goes out to the firefighters battling the blazes and first responders working to keep our communities safe.”
Please check Grants Pass Downs website for updates.