Horse racing a staple at Fonner Park

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The common phrase used to describe Fonner Park from multiple people is “fun experience.”
Many Nebraskans and others from surrounding states make a yearly pilgrimage to Grand Island’s Fonner Park to see any number of horse races from the late winter months through spring.
Fonner Park began its 67th season of racing just a few weeks ago under what seemed like normal conditions.
Despite the coronavirus threat, Fonner Park pushed on with its races last weekend. However, Grand Island Mayor Roger Steele announced Monday that live horse racing is closed at Fonner Park for the forseeable future.

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