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Training To Continue In Britain

British trainers are being advised to continue exercising their horses and adhere strictly to social-distancing requirements, following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of new measures to combat the spread of coronavirus. Johnson said the vast majority of the public must stay at home until further notice. A list of key workers who are exempt has[...]
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BHA Formulating Plans For Assistance

The British Horseracing Authority is formulating a plan for financial assistance to participants with the closure of racing. BHA chief executive Nick Rust has promised the sport “will not be beaten” by the shutdown which has been instituted during the coronavirus pandemic. Rust’s reassurance came in a BHA progress report on the response of a[...]
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Grand National Cancelled Due To Virus

Aintree’s Grand National Festival has been cancelled and will not take place from April 2-4 due to the coronavirus outbreak. A statement from Jockey Club Racecourses read: “Following the Government’s new public health guidance regarding avoiding social contact and stopping non-essential travel, and its statement that emergency services are withdrawn from supporting mass gatherings from[...]
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British Horse Races Set To Lock Out Fans

British horse racing meetings will continue but without spectators until at least the end of March, the British Horseracing Authority says. Last week’s Cheltenham Festival went ahead as planned with around 60,000 fans on the course each day, despite most other sports shutting down because of the coronavirus crisis. “Racecourses and racing yards are embedded[...]
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