Newcastle racecourse will host the first fixture under plans for British horse racing’s return behind closed doors next month.
If a return to action is approved by the government, the first meeting would be held on 1 June.
Racing in Britain has been suspended since 17 March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Naas will host the resumption of Irish horse racing behind closed doors on 8 June.
The Irish 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas will take place on the first weekend back at the Curragh on 12 and 13 June.
The Irish Derby retains its traditional date on Saturday, 27 June, as does the Irish Oaks on Saturday, 18 July.
A reduction in prize money will take immediate effect with the [...]
Jockeys will wear masks if racing resumes behind closed doors on 1 June, according to British Horseracing Authority (BHA) protocols.
If a return to action is approved by the government, the first meeting would be held at Newcastle.
Social distancing officers will ensure people stay two metres apart and face coverings will be mandatory for those likely to breach restrictions.
French horse racing is set for more disruption just a week after its resumption, with some courses banned from staging events.
Government approval for racing has been withdrawn from areas still affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Longchamp, Saint-Cloud and Auteuil are among the courses in affected regions.
The decision was called [...]