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.
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.
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.
The BHA released a further update last night, detailing the race meetings for the opening days of the resumption.
Plans are now advancing to resume racing with an 8 race card at Newcastle on Monday 1st June and run both Guineas at Newmarket later that week.
You can read the press release below:
BHA Update – 14th May 2020
Following the publication of the Government’s roadmap for recovery, the BHA issued a statement last night working towards the new proposals for the safe return of sporting events behind closed doors. This can be from 1st June if certain criteria are fulfilled. You can read the full BHA statement in their press release below.
BHA Press Release – 11th May 2020
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.
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.
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
The daily routine continues at Northgate Lodge with the emphasis on the safety of our staff and the ongoing care and wellbeing of the horses.
The horses are being exercised in accordance with the social distancing guidelines and other health measures issued by our various industry bodies.
It is important for the health of the horses but their current training regime is to maintain their welfare rather than race fitness.
The group dedicated to formalising the resumption of racing are working hard and we will welcome their efforts once the industry is up and running again, once it is deemed safe to do so.
Hope all our friends and followers are staying well
Best Wishes from all at Northgate Lodge
In an update to our earlier posts, racing has now been suspended until 30th April.