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UK Horse Racing In Green Light To Resume

Racing will resume behind closed doors at Newcastle after the government gave its permission for competitive sport in Britain to restart from June 1. The ‘stage three' guidance for elite and professional sport, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on Saturday, outlines the facilities and processes that will need to be[...]
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Guineas Takes Centre Stage In UK Return

Racing is set for a high-profile return when it resumes, with provisional plans to stage the 2000 and 1000 Guineas on the first weekend in June remaining unchanged following the government's announcement that professional sport cannot restart before June 1. The British Horseracing Authority had initially inked in Guineas trials on the penultimate weekend in[...]
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British Jockeys Preparing For Return

Jockeys can expect things to look “very, very different” when racing eventually resumes in Britain, according to Professional Jockeys Association chief executive Paul Struthers. Racing has been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak since the meetings at Wetherby and Taunton took place behind closed doors on March 17. Resumption planning has centred around a phased[...]
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Proposal For One-Day Derby-Oaks Meeting

Epsom officials are exploring the feasibility and practicality of conducting a one-day Derby meeting behind closed doors. Jockey Club Racecourses, the track's owner, has submitted an application to Epsom and Ewell Borough Council to hold the Derby and Oaks on the same day in either July or August, along with restricting access to the site.[...]
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Hopes British Racing Can Resume Soon

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has spoken positively about hopes racing can resume in Britain soon following its suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. The last meetings to take place in Britain were at Wetherby and Taunton on March 17, both behind closed doors. The British Horseracing Authority has been making plans for a return when[...]
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Cheltenham Held Within Guidelines: Dowden

Britain's Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has defended his decision to allow the four-day Cheltenham Festival days before racing was shut down because of the coronavirus crisis. Around 250,000 people attended last month's famous jumps meeting with additional hygiene measures in place. Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Dowden was accused by presenter Piers Morgan of “actively[...]
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