Today, news comes from the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) detailing the planned phased return of owners to the track!
Coinciding with the national lockdown, horse racing has been taking place behind closed doors since early January. The ROA and BHA express their thanks to Owners for their patience, understanding and support during this time.
Now, in line with the government timetables, a phased approach to welcoming owners back to the racecourse has been released…
‘Unless agreed otherwise with local authorities, from 29 March to 12 April, access to the racecourse will be limited to a maximum of two owners per horse, as was the case initially when owners returned in July 2020. Racecourses are not able to provide hospitality at this stage, due to government restrictions, but light refreshments will be available and there will be no time limit on how long owners are able to remain on course.
We aim to increase access to a maximum of six owners per horse from 12 April, following the further easing in government restrictions. At this point, racecourses will also be permitted to reintroduce outdoor hospitality.’
This fantastic news comes in great timing as we approach the eagerly awaited turf flat season, ready for us all to cheer on the Newmarket Racing Club horses, as was intended, at the track!
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