Tag: Royal Ascot

Betting shops around England plan to get a jump on reopening before the Royal Ascot meet begins June 16. The UK government allowed books to reopen June 15. (Image: Thomas Lovelock/Silverhub)

Bookmakers Get Government Approval to Reopen in Time for Royal Ascot

Bookmakers throughout England received welcome news on Monday when British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced all “non-essential” shops may reopen as early as June 15. That would allow books to take bets the day before the Royal Ascot meet opens. This, of course, hinges on non-essential retail outlets – which […]

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 […]

Newmarket's Rowley Mile track won't be grounded if UK racing resumes June 4. Two Classics: the 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas, are tentatively scheduled. (Image: Festivals of Racing)

UK Racing to Return with Major Races Out of the Gate

Nonplussed by the British Government’s announcement that live sports won’t resume until June 1, at the earliest, the British Horseracing Authority released a tentative schedule of major races that gets matters going in a hurry. The UK racing schedule opens with the first two Classics – the 2,000 Guineas and […]

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 […]

Queen Elizabeth II, seen arriving with Princess Alexandra for the 2018 Royal Ascot meet, is a fixture at Royal Ascot's summer meet. It may run behind closed doors this year. (Image: NBC Sports)

With Other English Races Shelved, Royal Ascot May Run Behind Closed Doors

With the other four British Classic races postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Royal Ascot plans on racing ahead with its June 16 opening for now – albeit behind closed doors. This announcement came almost simultaneously with Jockey Club officials postponing the first four Classic races on the British racing […]