February All-Weather amateur races lost to professionals due to Covid-19 government ruling
An update for amateur jockeys whilst lockdown continues as required under Covid-19 restrictions laid down by government:
Following the latest government guidance around the continuation of elite sport during lockdown, it has been necessary to amend the conditions of race number 60462 THE BETWAY HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4) at Wolverhampton on 1 February, 60615 THE BOMBARDIER BRITISH HOPPED AMBER BEER HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 6) at Southwell on 12 February, and 60636 THE BOMBARDIER BRITISH-HOPPED AMBER BEER HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 6) at Wolverhampton on 13 February.
Government guidance only permits elite professional sport under these conditions and as a consequence these races will revert to professional jockeys only.
Further announcements regarding future Flat Amateur Jockeys’ races will be made once the restrictions have been reviewed by government in due course.