Free tips Horse Racing: UK Racing is Back on June 1st!
UK Horse Racing Returns!
The date for reopening for betting shops is still unknown but the most important thing, British racing, is set to return on June 1st.
As an extra bonus Ireland will have their horse racing roadshow back on track on June 8th. Racing in both countries has been suspended since March 18th and March 24th respectively.
Punters will not be able to attend race meetings but all of the forthcoming action can be watched via your favourite online bookmaker’s stream or one of the dedicated racing channels: RacingTV or SKY Sports Racing.
With no bookmakers allowed into racecourses the traditional SP (starting price) system will not be in use so shopping around for the best prices and making sure you have ‘Best Odds Guaranteed’ about your bets will be more important than ever.
Here’s how the domestic racing schedule now looks with some highlights:
- June 1 – Newcastle
- June 2 – Kempton Park and Newcastle
- June 3 –Great Yarmouth and Kempton Park (meeting includes the Group 3 Classic Trial and the Listed EBF Snowdrop Fillies’ Stakes)
- June 4 – Newcastle (Group 3 Pavilion Stakes) and Newmarket
- June 5 – Lingfield (Oaks and Derby trials) and Newmarket (Group 1 Coronation Cup, Group 3 Abernant Stakes and the Listed Paradise Stakes)
- June 6 – Lingfield, Newcastle and Newmarket (the 2,000 Guineas, the Group 2 Dahlia Fillies Stakes and the Group 3 Palace House Stakes)
- June 7 – Haydock (Group 3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes), Lingfield and Newmarket (1,000 Guineas and two Listed races)
- June 8 – Chelmsford, Haydock Park and Lingfield
June and Beyond
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will announce a revised fixture list for the period June 9th – June 30th in the coming days.
— BHA Press Office (@BHAPressOffice) May 22, 2020
Big Race Schedule
What is clear is the rearranged racing schedule will see both the Investec Derby and Oaks staged on July 4th at its traditional Epsom Downs home, and the following day the Coral Eclipse (open to four-year-olds and older) will take place at Sandown Park.
The racing calendar of major Irish races has not been so badly disrupted meaning most Group races have not lost their intended date. Furthermore the hugely popular Galway Festival, which lasts seven days, goes ahead as planned at the end of July.
A lack of racegoers will make this first week of racing very interesting, as the racecourse is normally packed to the rafters. Of the few calendar changes it is noteworthy the Tattersalls Gold Cup – originally scheduled for May – now takes place in July.
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