In a statement sent to its members, the SCCFRA Board announced that they had made the decision to cancel this year’s races. “Several reasons drove this decision which include but not limited to: (1) No state funding is available this year and after last year the races are just not financially viable if we have to depend solely on our own funds. (2) Few other racing venues are running this year which has an adverse impact on our ability to attract horses and jockeys.
“The Board does remain optimistic that we will be able to race in the future. The state has approved our racing dates for 2022 and 2023 and we anticipate state funds to return in 2022. Obviously this is an evolving situation and we will keep you informed.”