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Racing resumes at Buffalo Raceway

However, there won't be any fans in the stands to watch it. Racing will be held on Wednesday and Saturday nights until the end of the season on July 18.

HAMBURG, N.Y. — The New York State Game Commission cleared the way for racing to resume at Buffalo Raceway.

Post time is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday. No spectators will be allowed in the stands. 

Racing will be held on Wednesday and Saturday nights until the end of the season on July 18. Post time will remain at 6 p.m., not the usual 5 p.m. starting time. 

The public or individual horsemen will not be allowed in the grandstand, clubhouse, apron or general seating areas. There will be no viewing of races from any vehicle or in any building or parking lot on the facility grounds. 

"We look forward to get back to racing," said Buffalo Raceway Director of Operations Jon Cramer said. "Everyone is anxious to get started again. We want to give everyone an opportunity to race and stay safe." 

Racing was suspended on March 16 when the corona virus pandemic first hit Western New York. 

Government policies and guidelines will be in effect for everyone's protection. No horses from either out of state or Canada will be allowed.

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