Thursday 21 January 2021
An afternoon of excellent racing, including the Somerset National.
We're excited to see if Neil King's, Nearly Perfect, can continue his progression over fences this season and extend his unbeaten record at Wincanton with a triumph in the Somerset National.
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.
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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.