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British racing publishes fixture list for next three months
on 25 May 2020
Also more clarification on how the field for two-year-old races at Royal Ascot will be decided, a relaxation of handicapping rules for three-year-olds, and news on raceday protocols

THE British Horseracing Authority [BHA] has published a provisional fixture list which runs from June 1st to August 31st.

Racing is due to restart in Britain on Monday week, June 1st, though this has yet to be confirmed by the Government.

Under the new provisional fixture list many fixtures, including Glorious Goodwood and the York Ebor meetings, remain unchanged from the original schedule.

In addition, fixtures in Scotland and Wales have been provisionally scheduled (denoted by 'to be confirmed' in the provisional fixture list) but will only be confirmed following further consultation with the relevant Governments on timescales for potential resumption.

An update issued on Friday night by Resumption of Racing Group said: "We can confirm that the race programme [for June] will include additional two-year-old races for the first eight days following resumption. In addition, we will start prioritising three-year-old novice and maiden races towards the middle of the second week (w/c June 9th)."

Earlier on Friday, Ascot Racecourse unveiled the order of running for its behind closed doors Royal Ascot meeting, which is scheduled for June 16th-20th. This outlined several alterations to this year’s Royal meeting, which will include six additional races, with seven races staged on the first four days and eight on the final card.

Additionally, elimination from Royal Ascot races for two-year-olds will be based purely on previous finishing positions, with priority given in the following order:

  • Horses that have won an Open Novice or Maiden race
  • Horses that have won a Restricted Novice or Maiden race
  • Horses that have finished second in an Open Novice or Maiden race
  • Horses that have finished second in a Restricted Novice or Maiden race
  • Horses that have finished third in an Open Novice or Maiden race
  • Horses that have finished third in a Restricted Novice or Maiden race
  • Horses that have finished fourth in an Open Novice or Maiden race
  • Horses that have finished fourth in a Restricted Novice or Maiden race
  • Unraced horses
  • Horses that have run but have not been placed in the first four
  • There will be 72-hour declarations for all British races from June 1st until further notice.

    All non-Pattern and listed races will be limited to 12 runners per race. This reflects risk modelling that indicates that field sizes of 12 or fewer in non-Pattern and listed races reduces the risk to participants on the track. This will be reviewed at the end of the first week of racing.

    Pattern and listed races will not be limited to 12 runners. These races will be subject to the existing maximum field size limits, or any other limit imposed by the racecourse at which the races are to be held.

    With the start of the flat season being delayed, the BHA will help more horses become eligible for a handicap rating after two runs.

    A horse will be eligible for a handicap rating if it (i) finishes in the first six places on both of its first two starts, or (ii) has completed two starts having won first time out.

    In addition, the current rules state that in order to run in a handicap with a total race value of £45,000 or more, a horse must have run at least three times. Given the lack of opportunity for a three-year-old to have a third run this year before some such handicaps take place, this rule will not be enforced until July 1st. This means that relaxation of the qualification rules outlined above will now also apply to high value handicaps until the end of June.

    There will be no regional restrictions in place for British-based horses on resumption.

    International runners will only be permitted to run initially in the three Group 1 races taking place in Britain during the first fortnight (Coronation Cup, 2000 Guineas and 1000 Guineas). They will be able to participate in all Pattern and listed races taking place in Britain from June 15th onwards.

    The BHA says it is assessing the implications of Friday's announcement from the UK Government on quarantine measures for international travellers to the UK from June 8th and will provide further guidance in due course.

    The BHA's provisional fixture list includes jump racing from July 1st. Winners since the beginning of February will retain their novice status until November 30th.

    The BHA will be publishing British racing’s protocols for racing behind closed doors in the coming days. It will include details about who is permitted to attend the racecourse in the early stages of resumption; an overview of the compulsory pre-raceday health screening requirements; information about the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and face coverings; and changes to racecourse protocols and procedures to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements.

    FIXTURE LIST FOR JULY & AUGUST

    Date Day Session Course Code

    01/06/2020 Mon Afternoon Newcastle Flat

    02/06/2020 Tue Afternoon Kempton Park Flat

    02/06/2020 Tue Afternoon Newcastle Flat

    03/06/2020 Wed Afternoon Kempton Park Flat

    03/06/2020 Wed Afternoon Yarmouth Flat

    04/06/2020 Thu Afternoon Newcastle Flat

    04/06/2020 Thu Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    05/06/2020 Fri Afternoon Lingfield Park Flat

    05/06/2020 Fri Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    06/06/2020 Sat Afternoon Newcastle Flat

    06/06/2020 Sat Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    06/06/2020 Sat Evening Lingfield Park Flat

    07/06/2020 Sun Afternoon Haydock Park Flat

    07/06/2020 Sun Afternoon Lingfield Park Flat

    07/06/2020 Sun Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    08/06/2020 Mon Afternoon Chelmsford City Flat

    08/06/2020 Mon Afternoon Haydock Park Flat

    08/06/2020 Mon Evening Lingfield Park Flat

    09/06/2020 Tue Afternoon Haydock Park Flat

    09/06/2020 Tue Evening Chelmsford City Flat

    09/06/2020 Tue Evening Wolverhampton Flat

    10/06/2020 Wed Afternoon Pontefract Flat

    10/06/2020 Wed Evening Kempton Park Flat

    10/06/2020 Wed Evening Yarmouth Flat

    11/06/2020 Thu Afternoon Beverley Flat

    11/06/2020 Thu Evening Bath Flat

    11/06/2020 Thu Evening Yarmouth Flat

    12/06/2020 Fri Afternoon Kempton Park Flat

    12/06/2020 Fri Afternoon Wolverhampton Flat

    12/06/2020 Fri Evening Newbury Flat

    13/06/2020 Sat Afternoon Doncaster Flat

    13/06/2020 Sat Afternoon Newbury Flat

    13/06/2020 Sat Afternoon Sandown Park Flat

    13/06/2020 Sat Evening Leicester Flat

    14/06/2020 Sun Afternoon Doncaster Flat

    14/06/2020 Sun Afternoon Goodwood Flat

    14/06/2020 Sun Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    15/06/2020 Mon Afternoon Goodwood Flat

    15/06/2020 Mon Afternoon Pontefract Flat

    15/06/2020 Mon Evening tbc Flat

    16/06/2020 Tue Afternoon Ascot Flat

    16/06/2020 Tue Afternoon Thirsk Flat

    16/06/2020 Tue Evening Windsor Flat

    17/06/2020 Wed Afternoon Ascot Flat

    17/06/2020 Wed Afternoon Beverley Flat

    17/06/2020 Wed Evening Chelmsford City Flat

    18/06/2020 Thu Afternoon Ascot Flat

    18/06/2020 Thu Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    18/06/2020 Thu Evening Redcar Flat

    19/06/2020 Fri Afternoon Ascot Flat

    19/06/2020 Fri Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    19/06/2020 Fri Evening Lingfield Park Flat

    20/06/2020 Sat Afternoon Ascot Flat

    20/06/2020 Sat Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    20/06/2020 Sat Evening Kempton Park Flat

    20/06/2020 Sat Evening Ripon Flat

    21/06/2020 Sun Afternoon Kempton Park Flat

    21/06/2020 Sun Afternoon Redcar Flat

    21/06/2020 Sun Afternoon Wolverhampton Flat

    22/06/2020 Mon Afternoon tbc Flat

    22/06/2020 Mon Afternoon Thirsk Flat

    22/06/2020 Mon Evening Windsor Flat

    23/06/2020 Tue Afternoon Beverley Flat

    23/06/2020 Tue Evening Kempton Park Flat

    23/06/2020 Tue Evening tbc Flat

    24/06/2020 Wed Afternoon Haydock Park Flat

    24/06/2020 Wed Afternoon tbc Flat

    24/06/2020 Wed Evening Windsor Flat

    25/06/2020 Thu Afternoon Haydock Park Flat

    25/06/2020 Thu Evening Bath Flat

    25/06/2020 Thu Evening Leicester Flat

    26/06/2020 Fri Afternoon Doncaster Flat

    26/06/2020 Fri Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    26/06/2020 Fri Evening Lingfield Park Flat

    27/06/2020 Sat Afternoon Newcastle Flat

    27/06/2020 Sat Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    27/06/2020 Sat Afternoon Redcar Flat

    27/06/2020 Sat Evening Lingfield Park Flat

    28/06/2020 Sun Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    28/06/2020 Sun Afternoon tbc Flat

    28/06/2020 Sun Afternoon Windsor Flat

    29/06/2020 Mon Afternoon Windsor Flat

    29/06/2020 Mon Afternoon Yarmouth Flat

    29/06/2020 Mon Evening Thirsk Flat

    30/06/2020 Tue Afternoon Doncaster Flat

    30/06/2020 Tue Afternoon tbc Flat

    30/06/2020 Tue Evening tbc Flat

    01/07/2020 Wed Afternoon Southwell Jump

    01/07/2020 Wed Afternoon tbc Flat

    01/07/2020 Wed Evening Kempton Park Flat

    02/07/2020 Thu Afternoon Bath Flat

    02/07/2020 Thu Afternoon tbc Jump

    02/07/2020 Thu Evening Wolverhampton Flat

    03/07/2020 Fri Afternoon Haydock Park Flat

    03/07/2020 Fri Afternoon tbc Flat

    03/07/2020 Fri Afternoon tbc Flat

    03/07/2020 Fri Evening Wolverhampton Flat

    04/07/2020 Sat Afternoon Epsom Downs Flat

    04/07/2020 Sat Afternoon Haydock Park Flat

    04/07/2020 Sat Evening Chelmsford City Flat

    04/07/2020 Sat Evening Yarmouth Flat

    05/07/2020 Sun Afternoon Doncaster Flat

    05/07/2020 Sun Afternoon Haydock Park Flat

    05/07/2020 Sun Afternoon Sandown Park Flat

    06/07/2020 Mon Afternoon tbc Flat

    06/07/2020 Mon Afternoon Uttoxeter Jump

    06/07/2020 Mon Evening Windsor Flat

    07/07/2020 Tue Afternoon Newton Abbot Jump

    07/07/2020 Tue Afternoon Pontefract Flat

    07/07/2020 Tue Evening Leicester Flat

    08/07/2020 Wed Afternoon Ripon Flat

    08/07/2020 Wed Afternoon Stratford-on-Avon Jump

    08/07/2020 Wed Evening Newbury Flat

    09/07/2020 Thu Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    09/07/2020 Thu Afternoon York Flat

    09/07/2020 Thu Evening tbc Flat

    10/07/2020 Fri Afternoon Market Rasen Jump

    10/07/2020 Fri Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    10/07/2020 Fri Afternoon tbc Flat

    10/07/2020 Fri Evening Bath Flat

    11/07/2020 Sat Afternoon Ascot Flat

    11/07/2020 Sat Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    11/07/2020 Sat Evening Newcastle Flat

    11/07/2020 Sat Evening Salisbury Flat

    12/07/2020 Sun Afternoon Lingfield Park Flat

    12/07/2020 Sun Afternoon tbc Flat

    12/07/2020 Sun Afternoon tbc Jump

    13/07/2020 Mon Afternoon tbc Jump

    13/07/2020 Mon Afternoon Windsor Flat

    13/07/2020 Mon Evening Kempton Park Flat

    14/07/2020 Tue Afternoon Bath Flat

    14/07/2020 Tue Afternoon Southwell Jump

    14/07/2020 Tue Evening tbc Flat

    15/07/2020 Wed Afternoon Catterick Bridge Flat

    15/07/2020 Wed Afternoon Yarmouth Flat

    15/07/2020 Wed Evening Kempton Park Flat

    16/07/2020 Thu Afternoon tbc Flat

    16/07/2020 Thu Afternoon Uttoxeter Jump

    16/07/2020 Thu Evening Sandown Park Flat

    17/07/2020 Fri Afternoon Beverley Flat

    17/07/2020 Fri Afternoon tbc Flat

    17/07/2020 Fri Evening Haydock Park Flat

    17/07/2020 Fri Evening Leicester Flat

    18/07/2020 Sat Afternoon Newbury Flat

    18/07/2020 Sat Afternoon York Flat

    18/07/2020 Sat Evening Bath Flat

    18/07/2020 Sat Evening Haydock Park Flat

    19/07/2020 Sun Afternoon Newbury Flat

    19/07/2020 Sun Afternoon Southwell Jump

    19/07/2020 Sun Afternoon York Flat

    20/07/2020 Mon Afternoon Market Rasen Jump

    20/07/2020 Mon Afternoon tbc Flat

    20/07/2020 Mon Evening Windsor Flat

    21/07/2020 Tue Afternoon Stratford-on-Avon Jump

    21/07/2020 Tue Afternoon tbc Flat

    21/07/2020 Tue Evening Sandown Park Flat

    22/07/2020 Wed Afternoon Bath Flat

    22/07/2020 Wed Afternoon Yarmouth Flat

    22/07/2020 Wed Evening Catterick Bridge Flat

    23/07/2020 Thu Afternoon Pontefract Flat

    23/07/2020 Thu Afternoon Uttoxeter Jump

    23/07/2020 Thu Evening Sandown Park Flat

    24/07/2020 Fri Afternoon Beverley Flat

    24/07/2020 Fri Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    24/07/2020 Fri Evening Newton Abbot Jump

    24/07/2020 Fri Evening Ripon Flat

    25/07/2020 Sat Afternoon Ascot Flat

    25/07/2020 Sat Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    25/07/2020 Sat Afternoon York Flat

    25/07/2020 Sat Evening Doncaster Flat

    26/07/2020 Sun Afternoon Ascot Flat

    26/07/2020 Sun Afternoon Cartmel Jump

    26/07/2020 Sun Afternoon Wolverhampton Flat

    26/07/2020 Sun Afternoon York Flat

    27/07/2020 Mon Afternoon Market Rasen Jump

    27/07/2020 Mon Afternoon Redcar Flat

    27/07/2020 Mon Evening Windsor Flat

    28/07/2020 Tue Afternoon Goodwood Flat

    28/07/2020 Tue Afternoon tbc Flat

    28/07/2020 Tue Evening Yarmouth Flat

    29/07/2020 Wed Afternoon Goodwood Flat

    29/07/2020 Wed Afternoon tbc Jump

    29/07/2020 Wed Evening Thirsk Flat

    30/07/2020 Thu Afternoon Goodwood Flat

    30/07/2020 Thu Afternoon Southwell Jump

    30/07/2020 Thu Evening tbc Flat

    31/07/2020 Fri Afternoon Goodwood Flat

    31/07/2020 Fri Afternoon Pontefract Flat

    31/07/2020 Fri Evening Lingfield Park Flat

    31/07/2020 Fri Evening Wolverhampton Flat

    01/08/2020 Sat Afternoon Goodwood Flat

    01/08/2020 Sat Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    01/08/2020 Sat Evening tbc Flat

    01/08/2020 Sat Evening tbc Flat

    02/08/2020 Sun Afternoon Doncaster Flat

    02/08/2020 Sun Afternoon Leicester Flat

    02/08/2020 Sun Afternoon Sandown Park Flat

    03/08/2020 Mon Afternoon Haydock Park Flat

    03/08/2020 Mon Afternoon Yarmouth Flat

    03/08/2020 Mon Evening Windsor Flat

    04/08/2020 Tue Afternoon Beverley Flat

    04/08/2020 Tue Afternoon Catterick Bridge Flat

    04/08/2020 Tue Evening Lingfield Park Flat

    05/08/2020 Wed Afternoon Newton Abbot Jump

    05/08/2020 Wed Afternoon tbc Flat

    05/08/2020 Wed Evening Lingfield Park Flat

    06/08/2020 Thu Afternoon Bath Flat

    06/08/2020 Thu Afternoon Ripon Flat

    06/08/2020 Thu Evening Stratford-on-Avon Jump

    07/08/2020 Fri Afternoon Cartmel Jump

    07/08/2020 Fri Afternoon Sandown Park Flat

    07/08/2020 Fri Evening tbc Flat

    07/08/2020 Fri Evening Yarmouth Flat

    08/08/2020 Sat Afternoon Ascot Flat

    08/08/2020 Sat Afternoon Haydock Park Flat

    08/08/2020 Sat Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    08/08/2020 Sat Evening Uttoxeter Jump

    09/08/2020 Sun Afternoon Chester Flat

    09/08/2020 Sun Afternoon Salisbury Flat

    09/08/2020 Sun Afternoon Thirsk Flat

    10/08/2020 Mon Afternoon Leicester Flat

    10/08/2020 Mon Afternoon Southwell Jump

    10/08/2020 Mon Evening Windsor Flat

    11/08/2020 Tue Afternoon Haydock Park Flat

    11/08/2020 Tue Afternoon Wolverhampton Flat

    11/08/2020 Tue Evening Lingfield Park Flat

    12/08/2020 Wed Afternoon Beverley Flat

    12/08/2020 Wed Afternoon Kempton Park Flat

    12/08/2020 Wed Evening Wolverhampton Flat

    13/08/2020 Thu Afternoon Salisbury Flat

    13/08/2020 Thu Afternoon tbc Flat

    13/08/2020 Thu Evening Bath Flat

    14/08/2020 Fri Afternoon Chester Flat

    14/08/2020 Fri Afternoon Pontefract Flat

    14/08/2020 Fri Evening Lingfield Park Flat

    14/08/2020 Fri Evening tbc Flat

    15/08/2020 Sat Afternoon Doncaster Flat

    15/08/2020 Sat Afternoon Newbury Flat

    15/08/2020 Sat Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    15/08/2020 Sat Evening tbc Flat

    16/08/2020 Sun Afternoon Market Rasen Jump

    16/08/2020 Sun Afternoon Newbury Flat

    16/08/2020 Sun Afternoon Ripon Flat

    17/08/2020 Mon Afternoon Catterick Bridge Flat

    17/08/2020 Mon Afternoon Uttoxeter Jump

    17/08/2020 Mon Evening Windsor Flat

    18/08/2020 Tue Afternoon Beverley Flat

    18/08/2020 Tue Afternoon Fontwell Park Jump

    18/08/2020 Tue Evening Kempton Park Flat

    19/08/2020 Wed Afternoon Stratford-on-Avon Jump

    19/08/2020 Wed Afternoon York Flat

    19/08/2020 Wed Evening Bath Flat

    20/08/2020 Thu Afternoon Windsor Flat

    20/08/2020 Thu Afternoon York Flat

    20/08/2020 Thu Evening tbc Flat

    21/08/2020 Fri Afternoon Salisbury Flat

    21/08/2020 Fri Afternoon York Flat

    21/08/2020 Fri Evening Newton Abbot Jump

    21/08/2020 Fri Evening Wolverhampton Flat

    22/08/2020 Sat Afternoon Sandown Park Flat

    22/08/2020 Sat Afternoon Uttoxeter Jump

    22/08/2020 Sat Afternoon York Flat

    22/08/2020 Sat Evening Chelmsford City Flat

    23/08/2020 Sun Afternoon Cartmel Jump

    23/08/2020 Sun Afternoon Chester Flat

    23/08/2020 Sun Afternoon Sandown Park Flat

    24/08/2020 Mon Afternoon Southwell Jump

    24/08/2020 Mon Afternoon tbc Flat

    24/08/2020 Mon Evening Bath Flat

    25/08/2020 Tue Afternoon Catterick Bridge Flat

    25/08/2020 Tue Afternoon tbc Jump

    25/08/2020 Tue Evening Yarmouth Flat

    26/08/2020 Wed Afternoon tbc Flat

    26/08/2020 Wed Afternoon tbc Flat

    26/08/2020 Wed Evening Lingfield Park Flat

    27/08/2020 Thu Afternoon Beverley Flat

    27/08/2020 Thu Afternoon Sedgefield Jump

    27/08/2020 Thu Evening Lingfield Park Flat

    28/08/2020 Fri Afternoon Fontwell Park Jump

    28/08/2020 Fri Afternoon Goodwood Flat

    28/08/2020 Fri Evening Newmarket Flat

    28/08/2020 Fri Evening tbc Flat

    29/08/2020 Sat Afternoon Goodwood Flat

    29/08/2020 Sat Afternoon Newmarket Flat

    29/08/2020 Sat Afternoon Windsor Flat

    29/08/2020 Sat Evening Redcar Flat

    30/08/2020 Sun Afternoon Goodwood Flat

    30/08/2020 Sun Afternoon tbc Jump

    30/08/2020 Sun Afternoon Yarmouth Flat

    31/08/2020 Mon Afternoon Ripon Flat

    31/08/2020 Mon Afternoon Southwell Flat

    31/08/2020 Mon Evening Sandown Park Flat

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