Tag: British Horse Racing

Even with the six extra races, Queen Elizabeth's 2017 Royal Ascot entrance won't be duplicated this year. (Image: Getty)

Royal Ascot Adds Six New Races to Revamped 2020 Meet

In this time of COVID-19, Royal Ascot won’t have the Queen in attendance this year. It won’t have stylishly dressed fans in the grandstands and boxes. But, the Royal Ascot meet will have six extra races, giving punters more options throughout the five-day meet. The revamped card for the June […]

The pomp and pageantry of Royal Ascot could be3 on hold if the British government further postpones racing's resumption. It pushed openings back until June 1 at the earliest. (Image: Getty)

UK Racetracks Slated for Stage 2 Reopening in June (No Fans Allowed)

With some European countries already reopening racetracks across the Continent, British government officials announced Monday that tracks in the UK won’t reopen until June 1, at the earliest. The announcement curbing British racing came after a Sunday night speech by Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlining plans to reopen the UK. […]

British Race Officials Extend Racing Shutdown Past Target Date

British Race Officials Extend Racing Shutdown Past Target Date

With no new date established to resume racing, the British Horse Racing Authority this week extended its coronavirus shutdown to sometime after May 1. But the BHA did leave wiggle room to resume racing without spectators in May. This wiggle room did not spare York Racecourse officials from canceling their […]