Point to Point Racing in Cheshire
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.
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
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
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.
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, …
Point to Point Fixtures in Cheshire
Cheshire Races News
In this latest edition, we update you on some of the key news and happenings in the point-to-point world, as plans progress for the 2020/21 season.
This month we have for you: