German Racing Set To Resume At Hanover

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Andreas Wohler

Racing in Germany will restart at Hanover after being given clearance from the authorities.

The sport has been on hold since March because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Deutscher Galopp had planned to restart the action on Monday at Dortmund, with no spectators and strict hygiene measures in place.

That meeting had to be cancelled as the necessary approvals were not given, but Deutscher Galopp president Michael Vesper has reported everything to be in place for racing to resume at Hanover on Thursday (Friday AEST).

“We are relieved and grateful to authorities such as the racing club that people in racing companies can now go back to work,” Vesper said.

“Many thanks to the Hannoversche Rennverein and the responsible authorities who have made this possible.

“The races, which have not been carried out since March 15 due to the corona pandemic, will be resumed in Hanover on Thursday, May 7, in strict compliance with the association’s hygiene and clearance concept, which the authorities have deemed appropriate.”

There are 12 races including two Listed events, scheduled for the meeting.

Last season’s premier trainer and winner of the 2014 Melbourne Cup with Protectionist, Andreas Wohler has multiple runners at the meeting.

Racing is expected to resume in France next week.

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