Racing plans to re-start on June 1 in Britain with meeting at Newcastle's All-Weather track 

British racing plans to restart at the beginning of June with meeting at Newcastle’s All-Weather track

  • The Resumption of Racing Group has published fixtures for the first eight days  
  • The first Saturday will see meetings at Newmarket, Lingfield and Newcastle
  • There will be no geographical restriction on runners for meetings in June

Racing intends to re-start in Britain on June 1 with a meeting at Newcastle’s All-Weather track.

The Resumption of Racing Group has published a fixture list for the first eight days of the sport with 18 meetings planned.

The first Saturday – June 6 – will see three meetings at Newmarket, the middle day of a three-day fixture, Lingfield and Newcastle.

Racing intends to re-start in Britain on June 1 with a meeting at Newcastle’s All-Weather track

There will be no geographical restriction on runners.

In a statement, the Resumption of Racing Group said: ‘To support this plan, the sport will publish by Monday a timetable setting out the preparatory steps we need to work on together, prior to the return of racing, to ensure we are ready to meet that date.

‘This will include an outline of the processes and protocols that need to be agreed and communicated across the industry, and we will be asking for your help and support in ensuring that this ‘lead-in’ preparation is completed as quickly as possible.

The Resumption of Racing Group has published a fixture list for the first eight days of the sport

The Resumption of Racing Group has published a fixture list for the first eight days of the sport

‘We know that significant changes have already been implemented across the industry – in training yards, at studs and on racecourses – to ensure strict adherence to social distancing measures and to help reduce the spread of the virus.

FIRST WEEK PLAN

June 1 – Newcastle

June 2 – Kempton, Newcastle

June 3 – Kempton, Yarmouth

June 4 – Newcastle, Newmarket

June 5 – Lingfield, Newmarket

June 6 – Lingfield, Newmarket, Newcastle

June 7 – Haydock, Lingfield, Newmarket

June 8 – Chelmsford, Haydock, Lingfield

 

‘In the same manner, strict measures will be applied on racedays, and the racecourses are working with the BHA’s Course Inspectors to develop and implement the necessary requirements to provide the safest possible environment for all attendees.

‘This includes planning for how a raceday will function – including entry and exit and movement around the site – whilst maintaining social distancing.

‘The details of these changes will be communicated to the industry in good time, to ensure that participants, staff and officials understand the requirements that have been introduced and how they will apply during a raceday.

‘As explained in previous updates, attendance at each meeting will be limited to only those personnel required to deliver the race fixture, with the number able to attend determined by public health restrictions in place at the time.

‘These restrictions on attendance will be continually reviewed and gradually eased to accommodate connections, including owners, and other raceday staff in line with Government guidance.’ 

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