Ascot

CLICK THE IMAGE - BOOK FOR ROYAL ASCOT........... Founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, Ascot is Britain's and arguably the world's most famous racecourse. Although the Berkshire course plays host to a number of top-class National Hunt fixtures, it is on the Flat that it has earned its reputation worldwide with the Royal Meeting in June providing five days of the best racing anywhere on the planet.

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BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY NEWS - Resumption of British horseracing - race dates

2020/05/31

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Race meeting schedule update-on-resumption-of-racing-planning click here

BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY NEWS - British horseracing focused on returning safely

2020/05/30

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The leaders of British horseracing say the government’s decision that sport can resume will help save livelihoods and businesses in the £4 billion industry. British racing was suspended from March 18th to allow emergency and NHS workers to focus on COVID-19 and support the national effort.

Since then, Britain’s 59 racecourses have had no income from racing.

BBC NEWS - Jockeys will wear masks if racing resumes, according to BHA protocols

2020/05/25

Jockeys will wear masks if racing resumes behind closed doors on 1 June, according to British Horseracing Authority (BHA) protocols.

BHA PRESS RELEASE - BHA publishes guidelines for safe resumption of racing

2020/05/23

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The governing body and regulator for horseracing has published its technical guidelines for participants and staff to allow racing to resume safely behind closed doors.

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has worked with racecourses and representatives of trainers, jockeys and staff to adapt a normal race meeting, provide medical screening for all attendees in advance and maintain social distancing.

BHA PRESS RELEASE - Focus on supporting middle and grassroots tiers as minimum race values for first 10 weeks of racing are published

2020/05/14

Reduction in prize money inevitable with no crowds on racecourses and betting shops closed

Levy Board contributions allow, on average, minimum prize money levels to remain at just over 80% of the previously permitted minimum levels

Racing’s cross-industry Members Committee agrees focus should be on safeguarding prize money at the mid/lower echelons of the racing pyramid

Initial values cover 10-week period from the resumption of racing and remain under review

BHA PRESS RELEASE - Provisional Flat Pattern and Listed race programme: update

2020/05/13

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Following the UK government publishing a provisional timetable for the return of professional sport on Monday, the racing industry’s leaders continue to plan for a resumption of racing from 1 June.

British Racing welcomes government timeline for return of sport

2020/05/12

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Senior executives from British horseracing have welcomed the publication of a timeline for the potential resumption of sporting events by the UK government today. In its document, Our Plan to Rebuild, …

THE LATEST NEWS PAGES FROM THE RACECOURSES

2020/05/20

Read the latest news from the racecourse news pages

BHA PRESS RELEASE - Statement from the Board of the British Horseracing Authority

2020/04/26

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In response to an article in today's Sunday Telegraph, the Board of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) issued the following statement:

Upcoming packages to look forward to in 2021

2020/04/20

With what is proving to be quite a testing and tricky time for us all, we want to shake away the doom and gloom with some exciting racing trips and packages to look forward to come 2021 when things return back to normal…

Let’s start from the beginning

 

 

Statement on behalf of Ascot Racecourse about Royal Ascot 2020

2020/04/07

Tuesday 7th April 2020

For public health and safety reasons we have reached the difficult but unavoidable conclusion that Royal Ascot 2020 (16th - 20th June) will not be able to take place as an event open to the public. This will of course be a great disappointment for everyone planning to attend.

BHA NEWS RELEASE - Jump racing to break until 1 July 2020 - Resumption of Flat racing proposed May 1st 2020

2020/04/02

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it will delay the resumption of jump racing until the beginning of July.

This decision was made following an initial proposal from the National Trainers Federation (NTF), with the aim being to provide clarity to the trainers and owners of jump horses and to assist them in minimising any unnecessary expenditure.

Hospitality

The combination of the quality of racing, stunning fashion and Royal Processions that take place on each of the four days, stands this meeting apart from any other. A galloping, right-handed track, Ascot provides a stiff test for horses, which can become exceptionally testing in soft ground.

Fixtures at Ascot

Date Course Type
Tue Jun 16 2020 Ascot Afternoon - Flat
Wed Jun 17 2020 Ascot Afternoon - Flat
Thu Jun 18 2020 Ascot Afternoon - Flat
Fri Jun 19 2020 Ascot Afternoon - Flat
Sat Jun 20 2020 Ascot Afternoon - Flat
Sat Jul 11 2020 Ascot Afternoon - Flat
Sat Jul 25 2020 Ascot Afternoon - Flat
Sun Jul 26 2020 Ascot Afternoon - Flat
Sat Aug 8 2020 Ascot Afternoon - Flat
Fri Sep 4 2020 Ascot Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Sep 5 2020 Ascot Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Oct 2 2020 Ascot Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Oct 3 2020 Ascot Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Oct 17 2020 Ascot Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Oct 31 2020 Ascot Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Nov 20 2020 Ascot Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Nov 21 2020 Ascot Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Dec 18 2020 Ascot Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Dec 19 2020 Ascot Jump - Afternoon - Turf

Ascot Races News

RESUMPTION OF RACING - NEW FIXTURES DATES

2020/06/02

We have updated this web site, https://www.racingfixtures.co.uk to feature all of the fixtures from the resumption of racing in the UK.

BHA Press Release - Return of horseracing in Wales confirmed

2020/06/01

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Welsh courses and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) are pleased to announce the resumption of racing behind closed doors in Wales.

The first fixture is scheduled for Monday 15th June at Chepstow racecourse.

BHA NEWS - Update from the Resumption of Racing Group

2020/06/01

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CLICK HERE for the hopes of resumption of horseracing.

BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY NEWS - Update on resumption of racing planning

2020/05/31

Race programme and fixture list The BHA has today published a provisional race programme for the remainder of June 2020, which includes the date, location and race conditions for all fixtures scheduled from 9 – 30 June (inclusive). The race programme can be viewed in full here. This will be added to the BHA’s Racing Administration website in the coming days. We have also produced a separate list that shows specifically the Flat Pattern & Listed opportunities during this period.

THOROUGHBRED DAILY NEWS - British Government Gives Racing The Green Light

2020/05/30

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Having been off since Mar. 18 due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, racing in Britain has officially been given the go-ahead by government to return on Monday behind closed doors. British racing's much-awaited return will take... [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]

JERSEY RACE CLUB NEWS

2020/05/30

ROYAL ASCOT RACECOURSE NEWS - ENHANCED 36 RACE ROYAL ASCOT ORDER OF RUNNING UNVEILED Friday 22nd May 2020

2020/05/22

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Ascot Racecourse today unveils the Order Of Running for the behind closed doors 2020 Royal Meeting (16th to 20th June).

In this unprecedented year, there are several alterations to the programme, including six extra races being added to the fixture.

Newcastle racecourse will host the first fixture under plans for British horse racing's return behind closed doors next month.

2020/05/15

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If a return to action is approved by the government, the first meeting would be held on 1 June.

Statement on behalf of Ascot Racecourse about Royal Ascot 2020

2020/05/06

For public health and safety reasons we have reached the difficult but unavoidable conclusion that Royal Ascot 2020 (Tuesday 16th - Saturday 20th June) will not be able to take place as an event open to the public.

This will of course be a great disappointment for everyone planning to attend.