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21 Oct 20 10:08
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Is there any risk that Doncaster racing could be cancelled or affected by this mornings news?
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Report brians October 21, 2020 9:16 AM BST
Didn't racing go ahead at Haydock the other day in Tier 3 Lancashire? Racing is a business , maybe that will help, not sure.
Report Latalomne October 21, 2020 9:26 AM BST
Doesn't apply to professional sport.
Report sageform October 21, 2020 9:29 AM BST
Elite sport seems to have an exemption but they still have to get workers on site between Friday and Saturday racing to do cleaning, maintenance groundworks etc. How will that work? And will stable staff be happy to travel from Tier 1 areas with horses even if they are allowed to?
Report Latalomne October 21, 2020 9:40 AM BST
People should try to avoid travelling outside Tier 3 areas - or into them - other than for essential things like work, education, accessing youth services and for caring responsibilities.
Report sageform October 21, 2020 10:23 AM BST
Hopefully it will go ahead.
Report roggrain October 21, 2020 11:05 AM BST
Cancelling attendance at the Leger meet didn't do them much good did it!
Report mrcombustible October 21, 2020 12:08 PM BST
Confusion reigns over owners' ability to attend weekend meetings in Tier 3 areas
Doncaster: racing on Friday and Saturday, with the South Yorkshire area becoming Tier 3 on Saturday
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By Jack Haynes
UPDATED 12:01PM, OCT 21 2020
Owners with intended runners at Doncaster and Aintree this weekend have been left in the dark about whether they will be able to attend the high-profile meetings.

Conflicting messages have been received by owners who are members of the Racehorse Owners Association, in contrast to advice posted on the National Trainers Federation website.

The ROA states owners can attend but will have to travel separately in individual household bubbles. The advice also says owners can only mix with those in their household bubble on course and must wear face masks in all areas apart from when seated at a table.

Having previously posted that owners cannot attend meetings staged in Tier 3 areas, the NTF has updated its website this morning and now states the BHA has been asked to provide appropriate guidance to owners in light of the new restrictions in Wales and the increasing number of areas in England raised to Tier 3.

It is understood stakeholders are staging a meeting on Wednesday to clarify the situation.

The situation has drawn criticism on social media, with John Dance, whose company Vertem Asset Management sponsors the two-day meeting at Doncaster, highlighting the confusion.

Dance tweeted: “NTF – no owners at Tier 3 courses, ROA – owners allowed but only 1 household, TJC – couldn't be more vague, BHA –no comment. Sponsors not allowed to the expensive Group 1 they've supported. Bookies PR can attend same card in green (participants) zone. Racing in a nutshell right there.”

Owners Carl Hinchy and Dave Armstrong have entries at Aintree on Sunday and also tweeted about the uncertainty around owners attending the fixture.

The Old Roan Chase card at Aintree is the first meeting at the Merseyside track since Becher Chase day in December.
Report punts October 21, 2020 12:30 PM BST
Yup it's totally confusing.. typical of Boris
Report ribero1 October 21, 2020 7:13 PM BST
Doncaster races website says owners can still attend.
Report roggrain October 21, 2020 7:32 PM BST
If you think it's confusing now, wait 'til Doncaster City Council gets invilved!
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