Wednesday 3 February 2021
TRANSFERRED TO MONDAY 15 FEBRUARY
After the inspection, the decision has been made to transfer the fixture from Saturday 13 to Monday 15 February. Original entries will stand, and new declarations will be taken by 10am on Saturday 13 February.
The Willoughby De Broke Chase is the first of three Hunter Chases run during the season at Warwick. It is named in honour of John Verney, the 20th Baron Willoughby de Broke, who like many of his ancestors had a passion for both horses, hunting and all things Warwickshire.
The feature race The Overbury Stud Willoughby De Broke Open Hunters' Steeple Chase will go at 3:40 and one not to be missed.
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.
FEBRUARY 2021: NEW ANNOUNCEMENT:
Warwick Racecourse has been granted the authority by the WDC and WCC to extend its managed boundaries during racing hours, in order to remove the risks posed by unauthorized and illegal viewing of the races along the stretch of the track that runs adjacent to Bread and Meat Close and Vitell Drive.
As a result of this decision, access to St Mary’s Area Car Parks 3 and 4 will be restricted to residents and their guests only. There will therefore be no public parking available in any St Mary’s Area Car Parks, which is standard procedure on days when we are racing.
It has been carried out to protect public safety, and has been endorsed as a necessary measure by Public Health England. Access will be granted to the area immediately after racing concludes. Thank you for your understanding.
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important information for racehorse owners
In accordance with the recent British Horseracing Authority guidance and following England’s National Lockdown, unfortunately no Owners will be permitted entry to our racecourses from January 5th 2021 until further notice.