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Government approval for racing has been withdrawn from areas still affected by the coronavirus outbreak.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 [...]
Royal Ascot is to feature 36 races over five days should it take place as planned in June, organisers have announced in revealing its schedule.
The meeting is set for 16-20 June, subject to government approval of sporting events being held behind closed doors.
There will be seven races on the first four days, with eight on the final day.
The programme [...]
“It’s certainly a bit different.”
Saliva swabs, temperature checks, face masks, jockey pods…
This is life in 2020 for leading rider Zac Purton – one of the most tested athletes in the world.
While elite sporting action has been suspended across the globe because of the coronavirus pandemic, [...]