Newstart Racing Yard News

As we are all aware of the current health situation worldwide, of course this month’s Newsletter is a little different.

Here at Newstart racing we pass on our thoughts and best wishes to all those who are involved with our team. We are a small team, but there are many people involved in making this the most enjoyable workforce that it is.

We hope all our owners and their families, our local jockeys and those further afield, and those who continue to deliver supplies to our yard are keeping well and safe, whilst helping us to continue working with the horses we care for so much.

It will be the horses who will be able to brighten our days when racing resumes as soon as possible. In general, the horses are continuing in their daily routine at the gallops and with at least the weather on the brighter side just now, they are also getting regular turn out in the paddocks, which they love.

All racing in Britain has been suspended until the end of April after the British Horseracing Authority have put a precautionary ban in place, until further reviews on the health situation can be made. We are receiving regular updates from the British Horseracing Authority and National Trainers Federation who still support the resumption of racing from the 1st May, when the current period of suspension ends, if that is possible. This involves operational planning on the racecourse, the ability of horsemen to service fixtures, the scheduling and rescheduling of appropriate fixtures and races, as well as the need to ensure that regulatory requirements can be met so that racing can take place safely. All of this has been brought together into a single Resumption of Racing workstream.

We are hopeful that the majority of our horses will be ready to run as soon as possible when racing can resume. We will keep you up to date with further news from the BHA & NTF when it is available. Please remember we can always keep in touch by phone, email, twitter etc

Please look after yourselves and we look forward to seeing you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued interest and support