Derby and Oaks slated for July in BHA provisional resumption plans

‘Best-case scenario’ envisages races behind closed doors Ascot still scheduled for early June as it stands A Guineas meeting in early June and the Derby and Oaks in early July feature in the British Horseracing Authority’s “best-case scenario” planning for the resumption of racing. With the sport currently suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the season’s first four Classics have been delayed from their usual slots in the calendar. However, the Resumption of Racing Group is working to draw up provisional plans for the sport’s return, with “a phased approach” to racing behind closed doors anticipated in the early stages. Continue reading...