Horse Racing at Doncaster & Chepstow is ON after Queen’s Death
The final day of the St Leger Stakes Festival will go ahead, as will racing at Chepstow – but ALL racing in the United Kingdom is cancelled on Saturday.
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Friday’s racing at Doncaster involving the Champagne Stakes, Park Stakes, Doncaster Cup and the Flying Childers Stakes are all being moved to Sunday for a full NINE racecard.
In a statement, the British Horseracing Authority said: “British racing remains in mourning today regarding the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
“As an ongoing mark of respect it has been determined that, alongside the cancellation of fixtures on September 8 and 9, all racing will also be cancelled tomorrow, Saturday, September 10.
“Scheduled fixtures and racing events will return on Sunday, September 11.
“An additional day of racing at Doncaster will also be scheduled for Sunday, September 11, to ensure that the Cazoo St Leger and other important races lost as result of the cancellations can take place.”
Chief Executive for the British Horseracing Authority, Julie Harrington, added: “Her Majesty the Queen’s affinity and bond with British racing was enduring and unique, and a number of our sport’s participants have a close, direct relationship with her.
“It is out of respect for this, and in sympathy with her family including King Charles III, that the sport has taken the decision to continue our suspension of fixtures into Saturday.
“The return of racing on Sunday will see the running of the Cazoo St Leger, one of Britain’s five Classic races and a race which the Queen won with her filly Dunfermline in 1977.
“This will also provide an opportunity for the sport and its supporters to pay its respects to Her Majesty, for the contribution which she has made to the sport to be marked.”
The governing body have also confirmed that all racecourses from Sunday will mark the Queen’s death with tributes, such as flags flying at half-mast, while jockeys will wear black armbands in every race.
Silence will also be observed before the first race at each each meeting.
You can check out all the race times for the St Leger at Doncaster and Chepstow at BoyleSports.com right now, as seen below.
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