Scottish racing set to resume at Ayr on Monday

Spectators will not be allowed when racing resumes at Musselburgh
Spectators will not be allowed when racing resumes

Racing is set to resume in Scotland at Ayr on Monday after the Scottish government approved the resumption of professional sport without crowds.

The sport has been suspended in Scotland since 17 March but restarted in England on 1 June.

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) had allocated 24 meetings to Scottish courses across June, July and August pending approval.

Ayr on 22 June is the first, followed by two at Hamilton on 24 and 28 June.

Musselburgh’s first races since February are scheduled for 30 June and 1 July, with action returning to Perth on 21 July.

“The public can have confidence in our ability to race behind closed doors as safely as possible when the government allows more industries back to work,” said Delly Innes of Scottish Racing last month.

“As a highly regulated industry we have considerable experience of keeping any potential health and safety risks to an absolute minimum.

“We are fully prepared to stage race meetings in a strictly controlled environment.”


22 June Ayr (flat)

24 June Hamilton Park (flat)

28 June Hamilton Park (flat)

30 June Musselburgh (flat)

1 July Musselburgh (flat)

3 July Hamilton Park (flat)

6 July Ayr (flat)

10 July Musselburgh (flat)

12 July Hamilton Park (flat)

14 July Ayr (flat)

16 July Hamilton Park (flat)

20 July Ayr (flat)

21 July Perth (jump)

28 July Ayr (flat)

30 July Musselburgh (flat)

1 August Hamilton Park (flat)

5 August Ayr (flat)

7 August Hamilton Park (flat)

11 August Perth (jump)

13 August Hamilton Park (flat)

24 August Ayr (flat)

26 August Musselburgh (flat)

28 August Hamilton Park (flat)

30 August Perth (jump)

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