After a long wait, we are delighted to be able to welcome racing back to Kempton Park this week.
Racing’s return has been given the go ahead thanks to extensive work with Government to ensure the lowest possible risk of transmission of the virus.
Key to this is our ability to provide a secure site, with access only for those who have undergone online training, satisfactorily answered a series of questions and had their temperature checked on arrival at the course. Inside, we are taking every possible measure to ensure social distancing is maintained, along with the highest standards of personal hygiene and equipment cleanliness.
The sun was shining on us for our first fixture behind closed doors yesterday, which held an extensive nine-race card.
A first day back for many, Frankie Dettori and Ryan Moore had no trouble and both won on their return to horseracing. Ryan Moore was victorious on First Receiver, owned by Her Majesty The Queen, who proved a cut above his rivals in the Unibet Extra Place Offers Every Day/British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes.
Ryan Moore on First Receiver.
Frankie Dettori then partnered 4-5 favourite Galsworthy to victory in the Unibet Casino Deposit £10 Get £40 Bonus Maiden Stakes. Frankie Dettori is now set to renew his partnership with Stradivarius in Friday's Group 1 Coronation Cup before taking Classic mounts on Saturday and Sunday at the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket.
Frankie Dettori returns victorious on Galsworthy.
Finally, as we continue working to safely deliver an exciting new fixture list and in order to best support the sport we all love, we are asking you to continue to stay at home and enjoy the racing on Racing TV and ITV.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
The team at Kempton Park.