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Scottish horse racing given OK to resume

Ayr will stage the first Scottish meeting since the resumption of racing next week, following confirmation the British fixture list can begin again north of the border.

Racing returned in England at the start of this month, following the 10-week hiatus during the population lockdown imposed to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ireland and Wales are also staging meetings again, as in England adhering to strict limitations on essential attendance and social-distancing, and Scottish tracks have received the go-ahead to follow suit – as of Monday.

After the Scottish government announced professional sport can resume, as part of Phase Two of its Covid-19 route map, Scottish Racing and the British Horseracing Authority issued a joint statement to confirm the resumption of racing.

Ayr’s fixture will be the first held in Scotland since a behind-closed-doors meeting at Kelso on March 16.

“It is a sign of horse racing’s preparedness that we are the first major sport to return in Scotland as the recovery from Covid-19 continues,” BHA chief executive Nick Rust said.

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