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When will horse racing start again? 6/4 it returns in May!

  • British horse racing 6/4 to resume in May
  • Ladbrokes offer same price for UK racing to return in June or July
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When will horse racing resume in the UK?


Ladbrokes has opened a market on when racing will resume under the BHA’s jurisdiction.

The bookmaker make it 6/4 that British racing will resume in May 2020, while the same price applies to June or July 2020.

It is 4/1 at time of writing that horse racing does not return in Britain until August, September, October or even later this year.

Meanwhile, with racing from Thurles being broadcast on ITV4 this Saturday (March 21st), the same firm make it 8/1 that the broadcaster’s viewing figures exceed that of any day of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival.

It is 16/1 to beat the ratings on the Gold Cup day itself.

Ladbrokes spokesperson Nicola McGeady told FreeTips.com: "With no other major sport on to entertain the masses, it would come as no surprise to see ITV Racing ratings go through the roof this Saturday."

When will horse racing be back on under the BHA's jurisdiction?


Month
Odds
May 20206/4
June or July 20206/4
August or September 20204/1
October 2020 or later4/1
Source: Ladbrokes. Odds correct on March 20th, 2020.

When will horse racing return FAQs

When will horse racing start again?

All horse racing in Great Britain was suspended from Wednesday, March 18th until the end of April because of the coronavirus outbreak.

It is hoped it will resume in May although that is yet to be confirmed and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) said the decision will be kept under "constant review".

When will racing resume in the UK?

Ladbrokes has opened a market on when racing will resume under the British Horseracing Authority's jurisdiction and it is 6/4 that British racing will resume in May 2020, while the same price applies to June or July 2020.

The BHA have said the decision will be kept under "constant review" in the coming days and weeks.

Which horse races are on today?

There is still live horse racing from outside the UK taking place, including in Ireland where it is set to continue behind closed doors despite coronavirus.

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