BBC RACING NEWS - Horse racing: French government withdraws approval for races from some courses

Published 2020/05/20

Government approval for racing has been withdrawn from areas still affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Longchamp, Saint-Cloud and Auteuil are among the courses in affected regions. June's French 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas could switch from Longchamp to Deauville - in the north-west of France - as a result.

"France Galop is working on reorganisation plans for the May and June calendar and will announce as soon as possible where the meetings that were scheduled in the red zone will take place," said French racing's governing body.

"This calendar is likely to change as soon as a red department turns green."

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