Racing at Catterick Racecourse resumes with first behind closed doors meeting

Catterick Racecourse

Catterick Racecourse is preparing for its first meeting of the 2020 flat season which will take place behind closed doors next month.

The meet on Thursday, July 2 is nearly three months later than originally planned.

Racing and other professional sports received the go-ahead from the Government to return behind closed doors on 1 June, following the suspension caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Catterick Racecourse has six fixtures taking place up to the end of August, with all meetings taking place behind closed doors, without a crowd, until further notice.

Extensive measures have been implemented by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to ensure that racing can return safely, these include:

  • Three-step screening process, including temperature checks prior to arrival at the course.
  • Only essential participants allowed on the racecourse.
  • Two metres social distancing maintained in all areas as well as one-way systems, with a specially designated social distancing officer to enforce measures.
  • Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worn by all participants.
  • Regular hand washing and hand sanitisers in place.
  • Frequently touched areas cleaned and disinfected regularly.

In line with the BHA guidelines for the resumption of racing, security personnel will be in position at all access points on racedays to ensure there is no unauthorised public access to the course, in order to maintain a safe environment for all participants.

Catterick Racecourse Behind Closed Doors Fixtures

  • Thursday 2 July
  • Wednesday 15 July
  • Wednesday (evening) 22 July
  • Tuesday 4 August
  • Monday 17 August
  • Tuesday 25 August

All the above fixtures will take place behind closed doors.

Any customers with tickets for meetings at Catterick before the end of August can request a full refund or transfer their booking to another date.

Additionally, annual badge holders at Catterick will be able to continue using their 2020 badges into 2021 to make up for the behind closed doors fixtures and those that have been lost because of the coronavirus outbreak.