The 2020 Cheltenham Festival was the last significant sporting event to take place in the UK prior to lockdown, from 10th-13th March. The event drew a total crowd of nearly 252,000 people with 68,500 people on Gold Cup day, this was the same day … [Read more...] about Did The 2020 Cheltenham Festival Increase Coronavirus Spread Locally and Around The Country?
It looks as if high street bookmakers will start to reopen from the beginning of June, with William Hill planning a phased reopening over the next few months. It's part of a wider plan for bookies to return to some degree of normality during … [Read more...] about When Will Racecourses Reopen For The Public & On Track Bookmakers?
From the moment that the Jockey Club confirmed that the Grand National would not be taking place as normal this year because of the Coronavirus pandemic, horse racing lovers the world over have been crying out for some sort of replacement. Now it … [Read more...] about ITV To Broadcast Virtual Grand National In Place Of Real Race At 5pm Saturday 4th April
The world of horse racing is a fast-paced one at the best of times, but in current climate things are changing on a seemingly hourly basis. Not long after saying that that the sport would continue but move behind closed doors, the British Horseracing … [Read more...] about All UK Horse Racing Suspended Until The End Of April 2020
Covid-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus, has led to a decision from the British Horseracing Authority to move all races behind closed doors until the end of March, it has been revealed. Last week racing carried on as other sports began to shut … [Read more...] about British Racing Moves Behind Closed Doors Because Of Coronavirus – 2020 Grand National Cancelled
Two weeks ago there was the very real threat that the outbreak of the Coronavirus could result in the Cheltenham Festival being cancelled. Had the virus struck the United Kingdom two weeks earlier than it did then there's a chance that the idea of … [Read more...] about Cheltenham Festival 2020 Review – Irish Beat The Brits, Attendance Down 15,000 Due To Coronavirus