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When will horse racing make a safe return in the UK & Ireland?

A return to UK & Irish horse racing might not be too far away. We provide a timeline of scheduled behind-closed-doors race meetings potentially returning from next month.


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When is horse racing returning to the UK & Ireland?

June is the month that horse racing in the UK will look to return. On June 1st, an all-weather meeting at Newcastle with eight races could be the first action back. BHA suspended racing on March 18th in the UK and the HRI on March 24th in Ireland. Days prior to the suspension, the Cheltenham Festival controversially went ahead. Over 250,000 total spectators congregated in the stands across the four days. For several weeks, the BHA and HRI have been planning in line with the government. Racing can only resume safely and with the government’s approval.

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What are the biggest meetings scheduled for next month?

The 2000 and 1000 Guineas at Newmarket prelude five days of racing behind-closed-doors at Royal Ascot. The festival of racing from Berkshire has added more races to the schedule. This exciting news means there will be 36 races from Tuesday 16th June to Saturday 20th June, with eight races on the ultimate day. For more insight into the order of running for next month’s big meetings, click here.

UK Meeting Timeline:

1st June – Racing returns to the UK at Newcastle

5th June – Newmarket Group 1 Coronation Cup)

6th June – 2000 Guineas at Newmarket

7th June – 1000 Guineas at Newmarket

8th June – Racing returns to Ireland at Naas meeting

12th June – Irish 2000 Guineas at Curragh

13th June – Irish 1000 Guineas at Curragh

16-20th June – Royal Ascot at Ascot

22nd June – Irish Jumping at Limerick

27th June – Irish Derby at Curragh

4th July – Derby and Oaks at Epsom

5th July – Coral-Eclipse at Sandown Park

18th July – Irish Oaks at Curragh

27-2nd July/August – Irish Galway Festival

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