The St Leger Festival at Doncaster First in Pilot to admit limited Crowds

Published 2020/09/06

The other meetings to welcome back crowds will be at Warwick on 21 September and Newmarket from 24-26 September.

A previous racing pilot event at Goodwood was cancelled by the government last month following an increase in the spread of Covid-19.

Racing has taken place behind closed doors since it returned on 1 June following the pandemic, with only essential personnel, since followed by owners, allowed at the track.

Racecourse Association chief executive David Armstrong said:

"The disappointment of postponing our last confirmed pilot at Goodwood was felt across the sport, but the learnings and behind-the-scenes work have been of great value to others.

"Racing is ready to proceed in a safe manner and we are looking forward to once again welcoming crowds back to the racecourse."