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UPDATES FROM THE JOCKEY CLUB ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

Please find information and statements below.

 

RACING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

 

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) had cancelled all fixtures for June, July and August and replaced them with a revised raceday programme. Seven Jockey Club racecourses will stage 61 fixtures during this period, including the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile, the Investec Derby and Oaks at Epsom Downs and the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park.

 

This means no crowds and only a minimum number of people permitted to attend each racecourse – only those who are integral to the raceday taking place.

ALL PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED FIXTURES FOR JULY & AUGUST 2020 CANCELLED

 

Due to the ongoing public health situation all previously scheduled horseracing fixtures in Britain have been cancelled until the end of August 2020.

 

In their place the British Horseracing Authority has announced a new provisional fixture list for June, July and August, subject to pending Government approval that the sport can resume. These fixtures will initially be behind closed doors and with only the minimum number of people allowed on site.

 

As a result, horseracing will not be able to take place in front of crowds in Britain for the foreseeable future. If you have tickets for any of our events impacted by these cancellations then we’ll be in touch with you very soon to explain the options available to you.

 

We know you’ll be as disappointed about this as we are and look forward to welcoming you back to our venues as soon as we can.

BRITISH HORSERACING UNTIL THE END OF june

 

Due to the ongoing public health situation, the British Horseracing Authority has announced the cancellation of all previously scheduled fixtures for May and June 2020.

 

In the meantime, the sport is working on plans to resume, once the Government decides that it is possible to do so. Initially this would require fixtures to be organised with only the minimum number of people allowed on site, as opposed to operating as public spectator events.

 

This means that no horseracing will take place in front of crowds in Britain in May or June and, sadly, you’ll no longer be able to attend the racedays

Please be assured that The Jockey Club operates a full refund policy in the event of any raceday not taking place. Refunds will be processed, please bear with us in this busy time. If you’ve booked hospitality, our team will be in touch shortly

The QIPCO GUINEAS FESTIVAL & THE INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL WILL NOT BE STAGED on originally scheduled dates

 

The QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile and The Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse will not be staged 2nd/3rd May and 5th/6th June respectively, due to the ongoing public health emergency.

 

Given the importance of the three-year-old Classic programme to the careers of that generation of horses, and the racing and bloodstock industries as a whole, JCR is now in talks with the British Horseracing Authority, participants and other key stakeholders, including the Horserace Betting Levy Board and commercial partners, to reschedule the first four Classics at later dates, once racing has resumed in Britain.

 

Please be assured that The Jockey Club operates a full refund policy in the event of any raceday not taking place. Refunds will be processed, please bear with us in this busy time. If you’ve booked hospitality, our team will be in touch shortly

 

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2019/20 Jump Season Concluded

 

The British Horseracing Authority has announced that due to the current public health situation, the 2019/20 Jump Racing season has now been concluded and the new Jumps season will not restart until 1st July 2020.

 

Please be assured that The Jockey Club operates a full refund policy in the event of any raceday not taking place. Refunds will be processed, please bear with us in this busy time. If you’ve booked hospitality, our team will be in touch shortly

Statement from Jockey Club Racecourses and the jockey club live on future racing & music fixtures

 

British Racing is suspended until initially the end of April.

 

We recognise the situation is evolving and with regards to all scheduled fixtures that come after this date, we will act responsibly with the latest information at the time in determining alongside the sport’s governing body and stakeholders about whether these go ahead.

 

Please be advised that Jockey Club Racecourses (including The Jockey Club Live) offers a full refund policy if any events are cancelled, so if you choose to book tickets you can do so in the knowledge that your purchase will be refunded in those circumstances.

British horseracing suspended until the end of April

 

British horseracing suspended until the end of April

 

The British Horseracing Authority has confirmed that all horseracing in Britain will be suspended from Wednesday 18th March 2020.

 

The formal decision was taken by Board of the British Horseracing Authority this morning based on the statements made by the government yesterday and after consultation with senior industry leaders. Medical Advisers to the RCA and the BHA, who have been advising an industry group on the response to the crisis, have also been consulted.

 

The BHA took the decision to protect essential emergency services and the health and welfare of staff working in the racing industry. Racecourses and racing have obligations to ensure the safety of participants and provide medical cover which clearly cannot be fulfilled in these circumstances. This follows the new advice issued by government yesterday to combat the spread of the virus.

 

Read more here

 

 

The Randox Health Grand National

 

The Randox Health Grand National Festival will not take place between Thursday 2nd and Saturday 4th April this year.

 

Following the Government’s new public health guidance regarding avoiding social contact and stopping non-essential travel, and its statement that emergency services are withdrawn from supporting mass gatherings from tomorrow, The Jockey Club has decided that it is no longer appropriate to stage the event.

Please be assured that The Jockey Club operates a full refund policy in the event of any raceday not taking place. Refunds will be processed, please bear with us in this busy time. If you’ve booked hospitality, our team will be in touch shortly.

 

Read the full story here

Vital support for the workforce of British horseracing available through charity Racing Welfare.

 

The Jockey Club’s dedicated charity, Racing Welfare, offers professional guidance and practical help to the workforce of British horseracing. During these unprecedented times, the charity continues to help racing’s people 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no matter what challenges they are facing.

In line with Government advice, the regional offices around the country are currently closed, however the welfare teams remain contactable.

Please find important contact details below:

For 24 hour assistance call Racing’s Support Line on 0800 6300 443

Office numbers can be contacted between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.
• Malton: 01653 696 869
• Middleham: 01969 624 123
• Lambourn: 01488 670 034
• Newmarket: 01638 560 763
Get in touch online at www.racingwelfare.co.uk

Find a full range of self-help information here www.support.racingwelfare.co.uk.

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