The biggest horse racing meet at Cheltenham Racecourse after the Cheltenham Festival is set to be held behind closed doors.
Horse racing returned to Cheltenham Racecourse last weekend – the first time since the Cheltenham Festival in March because of the pandemic.
The Showcase was held on the weekend of Friday, October 23 and was held behind closed doors and the racecourse’s second biggest event after the Cheltenham Festival will also take place without a crowd present.
The November meeting is a three-day event which will happen on Friday, November 13 through to Sunday, November 15 and will take place behind closed doors.
The meeting comes after the chief executive of the British Horse Racing Authority, Nick Rust, warned that there is a ‘strong risk of closure’ when it comes to racecourses.
Although he did not name any specific racecourses, he did warn that – like many businesses – the venues have struggled as a result of the pandemic having had to cancel events and holding them behind closed doors with either limited or no crowds.
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You can find the full list of fixtures and events at Cheltenham Racecourse on the Jockey Club’s website here.
There is just one more meet set to take place at Cheltenham Racecourse after the November event: The International. This is set to take place on Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12.