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British Horse Racing to Return at Newcastle

Newcastle racecourse will host the first meet when the racing calendar gets back underway on 1 June, pending government approval.

The government so far has said that no professional sport can take place before 1 June, due to coronavirus.

If racing does resume, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has put forward a plan to hold 18 meeting in eight days.

All racing will take place behind closed doors.

The exact timetable for the resumption of racing will need the support of the government.

Plus an assessment by public health officials, of the risks posed by coronavirus at the time of any the races.

Early Fixtures

Newcastle’s all weather track has been penciled in for the first meeting, where eight race may take place.

On 2 June Kempton will then join Newcastle in hosting races if the BHA plan goes ahead.

Great Yarmouth, Lingfield, Newmarket and Chelmford racecourses are all due to be in action.

Proposed Fixture List

June 1 Newcastle
June 2 Kempton, Newcastle
June 3 Kempton, Yarmouth
June 4 Newcastle, Newmarket
June 5 Lingfield, Newmarket
June 6 Lingfield, Newcastle, Newmarket
June 7 Haydock, Lingfield, Newmarket
June 8 Chelmsford, Haydock, Lingfield

Flat Racing Classics to go Ahead

The BHA also revealed the 2000 and 1000 Guineas, will be staged on 6 and 7 June respectively.

They are to be held at Newmarket.

Both races are regarded as flat racing Classics.

Royal Ascot will be held on its scheduled dates of 16- 20 June.

Yet there will be some changes to the order of races at Royal Ascot.

Any alterations will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Earlier this week it was announced that this year’s Derby will stay at Epsom.

Councillors permitted the race to go ahead, after it sanctioned an application to run the race.

The BHA has now planned for the race to go ahead on 4 July.



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