Richmondshire trainers with runners as racing resumes

Racehorses in Middleham. Photo: Sobolevnrm/Flickr

Richmondshire trainers will be heavily involved with a number of runners as racing resumes today.

The first meeting following the resumption will be on the all-weather course at Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne, when ten races will be run of 12 horses each, starting at 1pm.

The British Horseracing Authority has long been preparing for the resumption and has strict guidelines for the sport to be held behind closed doors.

Of the 120 runners entered at Newcastle, only a couple of dozen are coming from Newmarket, Lambourn or Scotland.

Most of course are from the two Yorkshire training centres of Middleham and the Malton area or nearby Co. Durham and the Vale Of York.

Richmondshire handlers sending hopefuls include Mark Johnston, Karl Burke, Jedd O’Keeffe, James Bethell, Phil Kirby and Liam Bailey.

From Hambleton trainers with entries include Kevin Ryan, Grant Tuer and former jockey Adrian Nicholls.

The meeting will be shown on Sky Sports Racing (ch. 415). We’ve already bought our racing lunch of smoked salmon ready to enjoy the day!

Tips will appear on @JoChantry on Twitter.