PETA Calls For Belmont Stakes To Be Postponed Over Air Quality Concerns

  • Ongoing wildfires in Canada have blanketed the northeast of the U.S. with unhealthy smoke that has prompted a number of professional sports teams to postpone games over air quality concerns.
  • Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is calling on officials to postpone horse racing in New York ahead of the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown, until its deemed safe.
  • The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced that all live racing at Belmont Park on Thursday was canceled “due to poor air quality conditions,” which followed an earlier announcement that all practices that day had also been canceled.
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