Throughout the suspension of racing in Britain the sport worked tirelessly to ensure we were ready to return behind closed doors on Monday 1st June.
This meant no crowds and only a minimum number of people permitted to attend each racecourse – only those who are integral to the raceday taking place.
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 film explains exactly how we were able to safely return to staging racedays behind closed doors, showing you everything from how officials, racecourse employees, stable staff and jockeys would be screened and who is required to wear masks, right through to ‘one way’ systems in operation and how social distancing would be used.