Following the announcement by the First Minister yesterday and the recent increase in the number of Covid cases across Scotland, Scottish Racing is disappointed to announce that none of the five Scottish racecourses are in a position to host a pilot to test a restricted attendance in the immediate future. The racecourses that were actively planning for a pilot event cannot carry the financial liability involved for the pilot to then be cancelled at short notice.
We have had a large amount of support from both racegoers and our local communities, and hope they understand our desire to carry on with our responsible way forward throughout the pandemic. Scottish Racing will continue discussions with Scottish Government as to when it might be appropriate for racecourse pilot events to take place. In the meantime, racing shall continue behind closed doors and we will maintain the strict hygiene protocols to protect all our staff and participants.