It's a necessary hardship that the hope of the resumption of horse racing in May is no longer an option with the Government indicating that there is no chance of racing taking place until June 1st.
Reading the Racing Post.
Not sure what to think about the resumption of racing in ways. I feel there will be a big difference between resumption in Mid May (as hoped) to early June. Especially when I read that Royal Ascot is being scheduled for June 16 - 20th.
When no two-year-olds will be running and in about 16 days we are meant to be ready for Royal Ascot and the Coventry Stakes, Norfolk Stakes & Queen Mary et al.
This doesn't read well to me.
How on earth are the trainers going to have the time to assess their two-year-olds, how many are going to have a run under their belt when it seems the world and his wife will be desperate to get their juveniles on course. If only training horses was so simple! So basically, we have a period of two weeks where everything has to be concluded and we are ready for the spectacular of Royal Ascot?
It seems ridiculous to me. And that is if racing resumes on the 1st June, which is debatable.
I'm all for tradition but I think the juvenile racing is going to be rushed and everything will be a knee-jerk reaction.
It would make sense for these races to be postponed until a later date. With every delay imposed by Government, it's like we have an increasing backlog of high-profile races vying for their place on the racing calendar.
Time will tell what happens but this is all beginning to look like a disaster waiting to happen.