Runners & Latest Entries

We have 2 declared runners for the hoped for resumption on Monday at Newcastle being TATHMEEN & PUCHITA. Our other entries were declared but eliminated.

We have 4 entries for the card at Newcastle next Thursday. Details will appear on the entries page of the main website.

 

Tuesday Entries

Racing is receiving massive entries for the resumption. We have made entries for a couple of your 2yo’s for the races at Newcastle on Tuesday. This is day 2 of the resumption.

They are: BRAVE SIR ROBIN & UPSIDE DOWN

See the entries page on the main site for all our entries.

Entries for Monday’s Resumption

It is full stream ahead for racing to resume behind closed doors on Monday. The BHA have produced their protocols which can be viewed on their website via the link below. All 33 pages of them !

BHA Behind Closed Doors Protocol

We are in full support of the resumption of racing and have made 4 entries for the first day. There are 369 entries for Newcastle of which 120 will actually be able to run, spread over 8 races and 2 divisions. Ten races with a maximum of 12 runners per race.

Our entries are TRAVELLER, TATHMEEN, PUCHITA & QAARAAT and full details can be viewed via the entries page of our main website and then through the various Racing Post pages.

 

Statement Expected On Monday 11th

With the Government now giving their lockdown update on Sunday, Racing Industry leaders will meet on Monday 11th May to discuss the announcement.

They will make a statement afterwards which will hopefully bring some clarity.

We understand the process has been undertaken to select the racecourses to stage the first phase of the resumption of racing. We still expect a fixture list and programme of races for the resumption to be published this week.

 

 

 

 

Will Racing Resume On 15th May ?

Some positive speculation that racing in the UK could resume as soon as a week on Friday, May 15th.

Government will outline easing of lockdown restrictions, probably on Thursday and if given clearance to race behind closed doors, the BHA believe fixtures can be up and running within a week.

A fixture list will be published this week and that will be in place and apply for whenever racing resumes, be it on 15th May or beyond.

The horses at Northgate Lodge did some work on Saturday morning and are in good order. We’ll be keen to get going as soon as we can.

We should have more news later this week, so keep in touch.

 

 

New fixture list being prepared

The latest update for the resumption of racing was published by the BHA on 30th April.

The update stated: “To help trainers plan, during the next week we will be developing a provisional programme for the first seven days of racing following resumption – whatever the resumption date.

“We will then subsequently publish the rest of the provisional programme up until the end of June. This will be as close as possible to the original programme for the period, which means we will be looking to stage roughly the same number of races by type, class and distance.

“Ahead of this, we will issue a fixture cancellation notice for all fixtures that were originally scheduled to take place during May and June. This simply reflects the fact that we will be publishing a new provisional programme and does not seek to pre-empt or pre-judge any government decisions around lockdown or resumption.”

More decisions will be taken over the coming days and we all look forward to a time when racing can resume, albeit behind closed doors and with many restrictions.

Resumption of Racing Planning

All remains well at Northgate Lodge with the staff and horses. The daily routine continues as we work our way through the national lockdown and await news of when it is deemed safe for racing to start again. We will be ready to go !!

The BHA link below provides an interesting insight into the thoughts and planning being taken for a resumption of racing to happen and how this is initially likely to be achieved.

BHA Resumption Of Racing

Happy Easter

We wish all our friends & followers a very Happy Easter in these difficult times.  Stay healthy and we look forward to being back racing as soon as it’s safe to do so.