British Horseracing Suspended… COVID-19 update

British Horseracing Suspended… COVID-19 update

With everything going on in relation to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we as a club, and of course the racing industry as a whole, have had to take some precautions to ensure the safety of all. 

You will have seen the news that as of Wednesday 18th March, British Horseracing has been suspended until the end of April. You can read more on the statement released from the BHA here.

The formal decision was taken by the Board of the British Horseracing Authority based on the statements made by the government. The decision will certainly not have been made lightly as it will undoubtedly affect all within the industry. The BHA have advised that this decision is being kept constantly under review.

We have written to our members and owners, ensuring them that during this time we will be working closely with trainers to keep them up to date on the horses’ progress as we work towards racing’s return. 

As our first and foremost concern is the health and safety of our team, our members, and our guests, this has of course had an impact on events. As soon as the season is back, and it is deemed safe to do so we will update all with our plans for the rest of the year and invite you to join us for some exciting events! 

We have a lot to look forward to this year… but first we have a duty to be sensible, stay safe, and protect those around us. 

The news and circumstances with which we are facing are constantly changing – and in these uncertain times, we very much appreciate your support. 

We will be posting updates in our news section, as well as on social media, so make sure you are following us… links below.

Stay safe and do look after one another…

The Newmarket Racing Club team


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