Sunday 14th February 2021
Racing returns to Exeter Racecourse on Sunday 14 February with seven races including The Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle at 4.10.
Currently all horseracing fixtures in England must take place behind closed doors and without spectators.
However, on February 22nd 2021 the Government announced plans to help the country out of its National Lockdown. As part of these plans racing fixtures staged from May 17th 2021 will be able to welcome up to 4,000 spectators, if the Government’s tests are met for moving into Phase 3 of lifting lockdown restrictions. Similarly, if the Government’s tests and criteria are met, then indoor conferences and events of up to 1,000 people will also be possible from May 17th. The Government will provide further guidance nearer the time.
The Government also announced that events staged from June 21st 2021 will be able to operate at pre-pandemic capacities, if the Government’s tests are met for moving into Phase 4 of lifting lockdown restrictions.
Please continue to visit our website, check our social media channels and email newsletters for news, updates and racing at home content. And don’t forget you can watch our racing live on Racing TV and ITV Racing and watch replays of every race staged at our racecourses on our website just 15 minutes after they have finished.
important information for racehorse owners
We are pleased to be able to welcome back owners to our racecourses from Monday 29th March, in line with the Government’s roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions.
As part of a phased, risk-managed approach, attendance at our racecourses between March 29th and April 12th will be limited to a maximum of two owners per horse, unless when stipulated otherwise. Owners attending must comply with our terms and conditions of entry and the Government restrictions, including regarding social mixing between households.
In order to meet the ongoing Government criteria, racecourses are currently unable to provide hospitality at this stage. However, light refreshments will be available and there will be no time limit on how long owners are permitted to remain on course.
We wish you every success on the day and look forward to you joining us at our racecourse soon.
Further information and more details are available in the BHA's Owners Guide.