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ItsMeSwaddle
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Everyone trying to discuss their opinions...better off putting a date on it Devil.

I will start us off.

Monday 18th May.
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Report foxy May 7, 2020 4:09 PM BST
Racing is an industry and a very important one at that.
Report thurnscoe thunder May 7, 2020 4:19 PM BST
If we are going the phase route and phase 1 begins Monday then 3 weeks takes us to phase 2 on 1st June, which still brings it in play for the market.
Got to be 50/50 it’s phase 2 or 3.
Probably more favouring 2 than 3 at the minute because they’d no doubt have football clubs back training by 1st June if that plan goes ahead,
On that sort of logic and the fact they could let them go 23rd or so I’d favour it should be slight odds in 1st June or before.

Ireland are confusing me, I get it’s been a bank holiday but what’s going off ?
Lobbying now for 4 full days if Saturday included as we were led to believe.
I understand we’re told nothing but to have trainers breaking rank saying they’ve been told nothing, I simply can’t believe the contempt the governing body has for its members.

Surely it doesn’t take 4 days to make a decision on it, or am I missing something, is it committees and more committees before Varadker makes a decision
Report thurnscoe thunder May 7, 2020 4:23 PM BST
Unless we have 3 more weeks of lockdown and then start out phases which would be horrendous on an industry level if it was phase 3 and they were 3 week cycles it would be in July sometime.
We are like bloody mushrooms in this country no one tells us anything
Treated like kids and morons
Report elise May 7, 2020 4:27 PM BST
will be an interesting 2-3 weeks
Report Trident May 7, 2020 4:30 PM BST
These Traffic Light systems and phased starts that the Sun Newspapers keep printing to the public is a fking disgrace. The science to this particular virus changes daily, as do the politics. The tabloid newspapers should be ashamed of themselves disgusting behaviour.
Report truehoncho May 7, 2020 4:32 PM BST
As bad as the tabloids are (and they are) its more depressing that people read them!!
Report Cardinal Scott May 7, 2020 5:36 PM BST
Looks like the bugger is gonna flip. june 1st market that is.
Report Cardinal Scott May 7, 2020 5:38 PM BST
Racing enthusiasts who lumped on the yes may receive a double whammy No Racing & No Betting Bank left! ShockedShocked
Report thegiggilo May 7, 2020 7:08 PM BST
Shocked
Report morpteh mackem May 7, 2020 7:13 PM BST
i backed no @4s on here, and cashed out about 4 days agoSad
Report metro john May 7, 2020 7:13 PM BST
Recon she might have a star waiting to run? Grounds about right
Report broadsword May 7, 2020 7:41 PM BST
HRI breaks silence by announcing proposal to resume racing earlier than June 29
Report broadsword May 7, 2020 7:41 PM BST
HRI breaks silence by announcing proposal to resume racing earlier than June 29
Report gibo1981 May 7, 2020 7:54 PM BST
Who are the optimists continually giving value in the “no” June market?! 8/11 is still huge value now after today’s announcements (which were completely predictable if you ignore the media and listen to those in charge). Some brave layers out there!
Report thurnscoe thunder May 7, 2020 8:21 PM BST
If phase 1 starts on Monday then phase 2 will be 1st June. There could be every chance it falls on that day.
Agree May looks off the table, think it’ll take 10-14 days to be up and running and the Government won’t give anything the chance to open Bank Holiday week.
Report gibo1981 May 7, 2020 9:04 PM BST
Thurnscoe don’t forget the BHA then need 7 days min to get the ball rolling
Report thurnscoe thunder May 7, 2020 9:08 PM BST
They’d already know the date was my presumption and so it would already be in place for a restart on the day given. Suppose in this game presuming something would be wrong lol
Report sageform May 7, 2020 9:37 PM BST
I have heard that several organisations are preparing to reopen on Monday and have been talking to Government. Not racing but wildlife reserves etc. Will it go ahead or is it a false dawn?
Report ItsMeSwaddle May 7, 2020 10:04 PM BST
Thurn good point imo with June 1st being a Monday that really does have every chance of being the date.
Report metro john May 7, 2020 10:07 PM BST
Therapeutic Horse racing could start earlier if they can rent some private Ambulances
Report metro john May 7, 2020 10:11 PM BST
one meeting a day in UK and the same in Ireland? behind closed doors until seen fit? Betfair no problem bookmakers on high street could stay closed?
Report metro john May 7, 2020 10:13 PM BST
TV coverage for those still on wait?
Report metro john May 7, 2020 10:15 PM BST
Trouble is the plonkers are a bit nervous after Chelters?
Report metro john May 7, 2020 10:15 PM BST
Ya just know we're gonna have to live with this virus.
Report metro john May 7, 2020 10:16 PM BST
Russian Roulette  folks , sorry
Report thurnscoe thunder May 7, 2020 10:32 PM BST
You want a laugh, David Yates The Mirror

Newcastle to stage Britain's horse racing comeback after coronavirus suspension

The British Horseracing Authority has inked in Gosforth Park on Friday May 15 for the sport's resumption
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BY DAVID YATES
21:37, 7 MAY 2020UPDATED21:40, 7 MAY 2020

So Government gives go ahead at 7pm on the 11th, meeting between BHA and other parties is due on the 12th, that would mean 3 day decs confirmed and meetings for implementing recommendations etc between all racecourse participants all done on Wednesday and Thursday so we can race Friday. Hmmm Confused
Report thurnscoe thunder May 7, 2020 10:33 PM BST
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.mirror.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/newcastle...
Report Willie Shafter. May 7, 2020 10:45 PM BST
2.44 before june 1st..has yatesy had the lot on?
Report metro john May 7, 2020 11:31 PM BST
it will be cold
Report richard of york May 8, 2020 8:07 AM BST
a day after the message 404 where is everbody gets fixed because they would not dare that going on with english racing  or  WOULD THEY ? .
Report Trident May 8, 2020 9:18 AM BST
On a different sport Football. I think today we might hear an announcement that it isnt safe in the UK to re-start.
Report impossible123 May 8, 2020 10:26 AM BST
Despite impending announcement of Bojo this sunday evening at 7pm the odds for UK horse racing to begin on or before 1st June is 1.62 (No); 2.5 (Yes). Lots on offer to begin. Insider betting?
Report fairweather May 8, 2020 10:29 AM BST
Really surprised to read on a forum such as this, suggestions that racing is simply a 'leisure activity'. Naivety in the extreme. Its a huge international industry involving breeding, training, racing, gambling, veterinary care, sponsorship, hospitality, etc., etc.

100,000 people employed in this 'leisure activity', many of who's jobs are now seriously at risk.
Report impossible123 May 8, 2020 10:30 AM BST
But, too many deadwood; needs a good trim.
Report impossible123 May 8, 2020 10:31 AM BST
I meant a radical pruning.
Report Tiger Tiger May 8, 2020 10:39 AM BST
Trident08 May 20 08:18Joined: 05 May 07
On a different sport Football. I think today we might hear an announcement that it isnt safe in the UK to re-start


Funnily enough Trident, one of those who will no doubt oppose the restarting of football and create more scare stories will be the BBC, are actually showing a live match this morning starting at 10.50 am on their app and website!.....



BBC....'Welcome to live TV and text coverage of Jeonbuk Motors v Suwon Bluewings in the 2020 season K League opener from South Korea'
Report foxy May 8, 2020 10:47 AM BST
Impossible do you actually know anything at all about horse racing?
Report impossible123 May 8, 2020 10:54 AM BST
I like to think so...I do win more than I lose. Can that be accepted as knowledge personify? I'm just clinical, and view the run-of-the-mill mid-week races as fodder for the modern-day bookies - the bloodsuckers of the sport.
Report foxy May 8, 2020 11:14 AM BST
What about the smaller owners and the smaller trainers and jockeys just starting out ,ascot,Newmarket and Cheltenham is probably out of there reach what would you do with them ?
Report foxy May 8, 2020 11:15 AM BST
Do you bet on the midweek cannon fodder ?
Report truehoncho May 8, 2020 11:19 AM BST
No but my horses race there and pay a few wages. Cannon fodder!!! Try and buy one. I expect Man U fans think the same about league one and two teams.
Report layingdoesntwork May 8, 2020 11:26 AM BST
Betfair opened a new market for Racing on or before the 1st August. Maybe a strong signal we could be a while away from a resumption, possibly late June?
Report impossible123 May 8, 2020 11:53 AM BST
Odds for a "No" before or on 1st June has shortened; 1.62 to 1.54. I think this speaks volume. But, long odds-on for before or 1st July though; 1.21 (Yes) against 5.6 (No).
Report Trident May 8, 2020 11:58 AM BST
long odds-on for before or 1st July though; 1.21 (Yes) Who would be confident about 1.21? As I said these betting markets are guessing imo.
Report hello :-) May 8, 2020 12:20 PM BST
May looks out

A problem may be the UKs testing and app ability , would imagine they need to be in a good position to make anything operate safer and that will be 2/3 wks yet

also new infections per day would likely need to drop to sub 1000
Report hello :-) May 8, 2020 12:20 PM BST
May looks out

A problem may be the UKs testing and app ability , would imagine they need to be in a good position to make anything operate safer and that will be 2/3 wks yet

also new infections per day would likely need to drop to sub 1000
Report foxy May 8, 2020 12:24 PM BST
Impossible

Were my two questions a bit to tricky for you ?

I realise you might struggle with the first one ,but I didn’t think the second one was to difficult.
Report Andrew.in.Sweden May 8, 2020 1:04 PM BST
Like many, i want racing UK to return soon (ideally after June 1st for financial reasons Wink) but when it does it has to be introduced gradually at all levels, not just the cream at the top.

I'm not a fan of the AW, but racing caters for all needs and why should those associated with low grade runners be made to suffer more than elite owners of group horses.

Most of us like a fillet steak and fries, but sometimes a simple Tuna salad is also good Wink
Report foxy May 8, 2020 1:10 PM BST
Hello Andrew hope your keeping safe ,would there be anything going on where you are today regarding VE Day ?
Report isleham May 8, 2020 1:16 PM BST
thought the bha's road map was nearly all handicaps for the first week of resumption
so plenty of latitude there for the poorer quality horse
Report isleham May 8, 2020 1:18 PM BST
and andrew if racing returned two weeks earlier you could surely win more in that time than you
would on your june 1st bet!!!
Report Andrew.in.Sweden May 8, 2020 1:19 PM BST
Foxy,

LaughLaugh

Oddly enough no, even the Bierkellers around Marienplatz are closed Wink
Report Andrew.in.Sweden May 8, 2020 1:21 PM BST
Isleham

Thanks for the vote of confidence. Wink

I actually layed at 2.24 a while ago, so i didn't get the low odds, i think it has been under 1.4 since ?
Report foxy May 8, 2020 1:22 PM BST
I thought it might be a daft question,round here it’s wonderful so much colour the sun is out and people are ready to party at a safe distance of course.
Report isleham May 8, 2020 1:27 PM BST
andrew..as a thorough horse racing man you really should not be betting on no racing happening..poor show
you really should be wanting it back as soon as possible (only a gentle chastisement though)
Report Andrew.in.Sweden May 8, 2020 1:27 PM BST
Sunshine here too, 26c. You may have heard Germany is opening slowly although masks are compulsory on all public transportation, many shops and including the hairdressers. I suspect this is going to be with us for many months.

I was wondering if the RAF would send a squadron of Lancasters for a fly past over the city to celebrate VE day Laugh
Report Andrew.in.Sweden May 8, 2020 1:34 PM BST
Isleham

You are totally correct, but it was an opinion a while back and i saw an opportunity to hopefully make a few bob based on the situation as i saw it.

As much as i want racing on, it's not my decision of course. Maybe if Clement Freud was Prime Minister we would have had more chance. Wink

I would have loved to be able to bet on the 2000 Guineas last Saturday, i had already planned to come over, maybe meeting up with Happysandwich and Lucky Luciano.
Report isleham May 8, 2020 1:44 PM BST
ive already missed/ing attending cheltenham(april),craven meeting,punchestown,guineas(2),york(dante),Derby/Oaks,july meeting(probably),glorious goodwood(most likely)and Ebor meeting(likely) so times are very hard
Report foxy May 8, 2020 1:57 PM BST
Blimey isleham wasn’t you going to best one ?

Not seen a Lancaster today Andrew and they were built around here,spitfire over Dover and typhoons over Cardiff ,Belfast and Edinburgh.
Report impossible123 May 8, 2020 3:10 PM BST
Each to his/her own.
Report ronnie rails May 8, 2020 3:53 PM BST
1/14 before 1st August any money buyers about.

stay safe
Ronnie.
Report impossible123 May 8, 2020 4:35 PM BST
1/14 pre-tax? Nah, unless one is able to do a win double eg before/1st July and 1st Aug; a 2nd wave is not totally out of the question either.
Report isleham May 8, 2020 5:36 PM BST
just back in Foxy..please amplify for me??
Report buggsbunny May 8, 2020 7:00 PM BST
August 1st
Report elisjohn May 8, 2020 7:04 PM BST
if CLEMENT FREUD was pm we would have had more chanceLaugh
Report isleham May 9, 2020 9:57 AM BST
Galway??..member at Goodwood so don't do both..though we had a runner there(jumps) a few years ago..not a great experience
Report foxy May 9, 2020 10:46 AM BST
Royal ascot isleham is the one I meant perhaps you will go to Galway in 2021
Report foxy May 9, 2020 10:47 AM BST
Not a great experience the fixture or the horse ?
Report isleham May 9, 2020 12:25 PM BST
didnt particularly enjoy the course and the horse ran like a drain..of course it was trained by a very prominent english jumps trainer and subsequent events proved he couldnt lay straight in bed at night!!..draw your own conclusions
Report isleham May 9, 2020 12:33 PM BST
incidently havent done RA for years..prefer the television though changing from RUK to Sky was
a mighty backward step
Report foxy May 9, 2020 12:46 PM BST
I’ve been to Galway but not the festival and to be honest have never really fancied it.for all the things we are going to miss royal ascot will be the hardest for me and I prefer national hunt,absolutely love the place.
Report Tiger Tiger May 10, 2020 7:40 PM BST
Betting turned around since Boris spoke. Now odds on to resume by the end of May!
Report gibo1981 May 10, 2020 7:51 PM BST
Crazy! Piling in again on No!

People seem to forget the distancing issues majorly apparent in racing and the issues with stalls handlers and jockeys not wanting to isolatejust to have a return asap
Report Tiger Tiger May 10, 2020 8:03 PM BST
There will be limited people in the ring to help give a foot up to the jockeys and no social distancing during the race, impossible to be otherwise. There are stringent rules about testing etc that will be in place in advance and a limit as to how many people can  be at the course who represent the horse, and other strict guidelines that have been agreed between the Government and the BHA. It works elsewhere and no reason why it shouldn't work here, imo of course.
Report truehoncho May 10, 2020 8:16 PM BST
It seems to me that if a construction worker can social distance then so can jockeys and other track workers. May not be back by 1st June but within a few days of it seems likely. Let's all stay positive!
Report Tiger Tiger May 10, 2020 8:21 PM BST
Yes, lets remain positive. The Resumption of Racing Group will meet on Monday, we'll know more tomorrow at some stage I'm sure.
Report Johnny_Mustang May 10, 2020 8:40 PM BST
Yes, lets remain positive. The Resumption of Racing Group will meet on Monday, we'll know more tomorrow at some stage I'm sure.

Heading to High Holbern. On a bus.
Report gibo1981 May 10, 2020 8:56 PM BST
Over here in Newmarket there’s no paired galloping up the Heath. Therefore how can a race honestly be ran without interfering that distancing ruling.

Stalls handlers are going to be required to break this rule also, or isolate from families.

As Boris says “You can play sports but only with people from your household” so looks likely that these race meets will all have to hole up together in a hotel? And then how does that play out in terms of hospitality?

People keep referring to other countries. We have a hugely different rate of death and a very stringent government on this way out of lockdown compared with anywhere else.
Report truehoncho May 10, 2020 9:00 PM BST
By the time racing gets going the rules would have eased again. It's just about getting started, I'm sure most people that work in racing will be happy to make a sacrifice for a week or three.
Report Wesdag May 11, 2020 2:25 PM BST
ttt
Report Tiger Tiger May 11, 2020 2:35 PM BST
No sport until the 1st June.
Report Tiger Tiger May 11, 2020 2:36 PM BST
British racing will not be allowed to resume this month after the government confirmed professional sport, even behind closed doors, will not be staged in England until June 1 at the earliest.

The government on Monday published a 50-page guidance document detailing how the UK will begin to ease lockdown measures.

Step two of the government's three-part strategy cannot be introduced before June 1 and will include "permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed doors for broadcast, while avoiding the risk of large-scale social contact".
Report Tiger Tiger May 11, 2020 2:44 PM BST
Thats in the Racing Post, doesnt seem to be affecting the market.
Report TheNorfolkMafia May 11, 2020 3:31 PM BST
UK Racing To Resume On Or Before 1st June!

It's all about the 1st June, because we know it will not resume before the 1st June!
Report Tiger Tiger May 11, 2020 3:43 PM BST
Strange that the price for racing to begin before the end of May has just shortened from 2.56 into 2.18?
Report Trident May 11, 2020 3:50 PM BST
Strange that the price for racing to begin before the end of May has just shortened from 2.56 into 2.18? People greening up!
Report Trident May 11, 2020 3:50 PM BST
Or bots!!!!!
Report hello :-) May 11, 2020 4:01 PM BST
strange market

one day to play with yet its about 50/50
Report Tiger Tiger May 11, 2020 6:57 PM BST
BHA Press Release:

ISSUED ON BEHALF OF BRITISH HORSERACING’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Senior executives from British horseracing have welcomed the publication of a timeline for the potential resumption of sporting events by the UK government today.

In its document, Our Plan to Rebuild, the government said it planned for sporting and cultural events to resume behind closed doors as part of the second step of lifting the current restrictions.

This will take place from Monday 1st June at the earliest. Until this time, it says, restrictions currently in place around such events will continue.

This date is subject to an assessment by public health officials of the risks posed by the virus at that time and is conditional on the fulfilment of the government’s five tests for easing lockdown measures.

Racing’s Executive Committee, which includes the British Horseracing Authority, the Racecourse Association, The Racehorse Owners’ Association and the National Trainers Federation, committed to plan for resumption on June 1st.

They agreed that a timeline setting out what racing would need to do to meet that date will be published within the next seven days.

The Resumption of Racing Group will meet later this week and ensure that race planning and the provisional fixture programme, including the scheduling of the Classics and other flagship races, meet the new government timeline.

Racing has already drawn up plans for resumption based on minimising risk for participants through robust social distancing and strict infection control measures. Discussions with Public Health England and Chief Medical Officers from sports including horseracing will also continue.

This has involved the development of new processes and protocols, which will require significant adjustments to ‘normal’ race-day practices. The sport will be focusing its efforts during the remainder of May on finalising and agreeing these changes across the industry and supporting everyone to understand and adopt them.

The document also says that reopening venues that attract large crowds, such as sports stadia, ‘may only be fully possible significantly later depending on the reduction in numbers of infections’ but it gives no specific timeline.

The UK Government says it is working with the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales to coordinate the easing of lockdown restrictions where possible. The BHA’s Public Affairs team continues to liaise with politicians and officials in Scotland and Wales to progress resumption at the earliest opportunity.
Report Tiger Tiger May 11, 2020 6:58 PM BST
As that was posted Yes to resume by the end of May was just matched at 1.39???? What is going on?
Report Platinum May 11, 2020 7:06 PM BST
Is it possible for one of the devolved parliaments to ease restrictions and allow the BHA to begin racing before the 1st of June I wonder?
Report kevinglass May 11, 2020 7:07 PM BST
its INCLUSIVE of 1st June.
Report Platinum May 11, 2020 7:19 PM BST
Hi kevinglass, I've lived in Italy for the best part of ten years so may be a bit behind the times where the UK is concerned but the way I was reading the situation is that the document released by the Government today covered just England, not the whole of the UK, maybe I'm wrong but thats the way it seemed to me. Therefore I was asking would it be possible for one of the devolved governments to ease their own restrictions and allow the BHA to stage racing in their country before the 1st of June.

There has to be a reason why the betting for racing to start in the UK before the end of May is currently 1.48 or so.
Report Platinum May 11, 2020 7:27 PM BST
Now I'm with you Laugh, sorry ignore my last post.
Report kevinglass May 11, 2020 7:46 PM BST
No worries. But since you are in Italy, you might have missed the fact that the devolved gov'ts will do anything to try and look different to Westminster.

Whatever Boris does, it plays right into their narrative to oppose it.

The SNP/Welsh Labour clearly are right when they say staying home is safest. It's also safest to stay home to avoid getting run over, being mugged etc etc.

Wales & Scotland will have to ease restrictions soon too, but they just want to be able to look more caring than Boris. So racing would be a long way down any list they have.

The give away is when Sturgeon/Drakeford, say things like "I don't want to play politics...….however"
Report duffy May 11, 2020 7:48 PM BST
Right then, they've been chomping at the bit with a press release every other day stating what they want to do if and when, well now they've got that date and plenty of time to get everything ready to go on June 1st, so go on, get it done.

p.s. let's hope the rate of infection doesn't go through the roof!!
Report ItsMeSwaddle May 21, 2020 1:08 PM BST
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Wesdag fav to cop with June 1st
Second Again might be second again.
Foxy "good guess in the first place"
Sam Quentin not a mile off.

Silly
Report foxy May 21, 2020 2:02 PM BST
You are been very generous to scientific experts,not convinced they want this to finish.
Report foxy May 21, 2020 2:03 PM BST
By the way swaddle can’t you count?
Report hello :-) May 21, 2020 2:24 PM BST
I cant fkn wait till 2000 guineas tbh

can only compare it to a child night before xmas Happy
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