First race of 2021 at Century Mile cancelled

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Live racing was set to return to the Century Mile racetrack Sunday for the first time this year, but it was cancelled.

The first race of the evening was set to begin at 6:15 p.m. without fans in attendance. The track remains closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Century Mile said the races on Sunday were cancelled “due to last minute AHS COVID-19 protocol requirements.”

Live racing on Sunday, May 16 has been cancelled due to last minute AHS COVID-19 protocol requirements.
⁰The health and safety of our horsemen and staff members remains our top priority. We look forward to beginning our 2021 season as soon as possible! pic.twitter.com/nrD6JVujhu

— Century Mile (@cntymile) May 15, 2021

According to the track website, there is a race scheduled for May 21. It is unknown if that race will be able to proceed.