Newcastle will host first race meeting on return for sport in June

  • All-weather meeting will herald return of racing
  • Guineas confirmed for Newmarket on 6 and 7 June

British racing will resume with an eight-race all-weather card at Newcastle on Monday 1 June if government restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus ease sufficiently to allow the sport to take place behind closed doors, the British Horseracing Authority said on Thursday evening.

The full fixture list for the first eight days of racing if a resumption gets the go-ahead includes 18 meetings at seven tracks, and also confirms that the 2,000 Guineas and 1,000 Guineas, the first Classics of 2020, will be run at Newmarket, their traditional home, on 6 and 7 June.

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