FOLLOWING on from the continued lockdown due to the COVID-19 epidemic, and the uncertainty this brings for the resumption of racing, the BHA (which regulates racing) has decided that no jump racing will take place until July 1, at the earliest.
This unfortunately brings an early close to the 2019/20 season at racecourses, including the popular jump meetings at Plumpton.
A spokesman for Plumpton said: “Whilst this has cut our season short by five meetings, we appreciate there are bigger matters to contend with other than racing.
“So, whilst of course disappointed, we pass on our heartfelt thanks to all the NHS Staff, emergency workers, delivery drivers, supermarket and shop workers and the continued list of essential staff that are propping us all up at the moment.
“The Easter Weekend contains our two biggest days of racing and crowds, but this year we will all have had to celebrate slightly differently and very much at home.
Whatever you do, Plumpton hopes you have a good weekend and please do it safely – we very much look forward to welcoming you back for the 2020/21 season at Plumpton which begins on Sunday September 20.
In the meantime, stay safe and well . Thank you for the support in 2019/20!
The Plumpton Team